Washington DC

NTIA letter to ICANN re: PIC spec

From: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
The Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
Washington, D.C. 20230

To:Dr. Stephen D. Crocker
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
12025 Waterfront Drive, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536

Dear Dr. Crocker:

Feb 26, 2013

On February 3, 2013, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) posted for public comment a revised new generic top-level domain name (gTLD) Registry Agreement that includes certain updates and changes, including a Public Interest Commitments Specification. I am writing to express the strong support of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for this step and commend ICANN for so directly responding to the concerns previously expressed by the members of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), including the United States, regarding the need for new gTLD applicants' commitments to be binding and enforceable. We therefore appreciate the opportunity to offer initial views on these proposals.

food
Brand
Initial Evaluation
Priority number: 
989
Members only

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Applicant
Dot Food, LLC
United States
Phone: 
+1 9138973100
Fax: 
+1 8169947333
Registry services
Neustar

lifeinsurance
Generic
Initial Evaluation
Priority number: 
1821
Members only

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Applicant
American Council of Life Insurers
101 Constitution Avenue Northwest Suite 700
Washington DC
20001
United States
Phone: 
+1 202 624 2000
Fax: 
+1 866 953 4096
Registry services
Neustar

radio
Community
Initial Evaluation
Priority number: 
1272
Members only

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Applicant
European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
LʹAncienne-Route 17A Case postale 45
Grand-Saconnex
Geneva
1218
Switzerland
Phone: 
+41 22 717 2111
Fax: 
+41 22 747 4000
Registry services
Other
Application changes
Type of change: 
Technical
Not public

Documents covering the EPP extension for three different areas (Launch Phase, IDN and Auction) were provided (question 25).

The non-public changes concerned Security Policy (question 30) and DNSSEC (question 43).

Congressional hearing packed with anti-gTLD witnesses (again)

For the second time in a week, ICANN faces a hostile Congressional hearing over its new gTLD program, with the witness list stacked against it.

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology this morning published the list of people it has called for its hearing this Wednesday and it is almost an exact re-run of the Senate Hearing last week.

Last week's Senate hearing saw three of the five witnesses seemingly chosen because of their opposition to the program. The pattern is the same this week. Alongside representatives from ICANN and the US government, are three anti-gTLD witnesses and, just for good measure, an anti-ICANN witness.

ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom has failed for the third time in a row to represent his organization, putting up Senior VP Kurt Pritz to face the fire while he continues on a world tour promoting the program (he is currently in Moscow).

IGF-USA 2011: Meeting Report

The Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) is one of the 'regional IGFs' set up to discuss relevant issues which then feed into the annual Internet Governance Forum, to be held this year in Nairobi, Kenya in September.

It brings together representatives of civil society, governments, academia, business and the technical community to discuss the future of the Internet and help move policy forward through partnerships, coalitions and best practices.

The third IGF-USA took place on 18 July 2011 at the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C.


Opening Plenary Session

Photo: Imagining the Internet/Elon University

The IGF-USA opened with remarks from Georgetown University’s Pablo Molina, Chengetai Masango of the IGF Secretariat and US Ambassador Philip Verveer. "The Internet is the largest and most successful cooperative venture in history," said Verveer. Conference organizer Marilyn Cade promised "a national perspective with a global view" throughout the day's workshops and sessions.

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