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ICANN78 Recap: DNS Abuse, registration data, new gTLDs, and Transfer Policy updates 

Hamburg is beautiful this time of year: cold and rainy enough that ICANN78 attendees didn’t mind being cooped up inside for meetings, with clear warm stretches that allowed for a bit of sightseeing. If I’m being completely honest, my personal highlight was visiting the Miniature Wonderland, but I was also glad to take part in […]

Tiered Access update: “urgent” disclosure requests and updated statistics

Welcome back to our regular Tiered Access platform statistics series! If you’re here just for the numbers you can jump right to the stats, but first, we’re going to focus on the question of “urgent” disclosure requests. The discussions in our last few TACO Stats posts focused on the Registration Data Request Service, intended to […]

ICANN77 Recap: DNS Abuse, Registration Data, new gTLDs, and more

ICANN77 brought the community to Washington DC for a four-day policy-focused meeting. While the remote participation services continue to be robust and accessible, in-person participation has a certain special something, and I was grateful for the ability to attend in my physical form. Let’s take a look at some of the policy updates coming out […]

ICANN 76 Recap

The ICANN76 conference in Cancun wrapped up on March 16 and, while the setting might seem odd for a conference on policy and internet governance, it was a productive few days. In her opening remarks, ICANN Board Chair Tripti Sinha spoke about this time as an “inflection point.” ICANN’s role in managing the domain name […]

ICANN75 recap

I had intended to participate remotely in ICANN75, as I did for the past few ICANN conferences, but these plans were disrupted as I was called for jury duty and unable to attend most of the sessions. This blog post is thus gratefully dedicated to our RrSG Secretariat and the several RrSG members who provided […]