[AfrICANN-discuss] New Monthly Magazine Provides the Inside Scoop on ICANN

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 09:43:39 SAST 2007

New Monthly Magazine Provides the Inside Scoop on ICANN

All the latest news and developments in your inbox

3 August 2007

*MARINA DEL REY, Calif.*: ICANN today launched a new magazine that will
provide all the latest news and developments within the organization to
online subscribers.

Produced monthly, each issue will review recent developments in policy
topics, provide details of recent Board meetings, the latest news from
around the world, and other developments within the organization, complete
with links to further resources.

"We want people to understand what issues are pending before ICANN, how
interested stakeholders can contribute and when decisions will be made. This
magazine will help that understanding" said Paul Levins, ICANN's Executive
Officer and Vice-President Corporate Affairs . "This is the latest in series
of improvements to accountability and transparency at ICANN. Some of these
changes include improved Board reporting, a blog, an annual report, an
improved website, a public participation site and extensive consultation on
our budget and strategic and operating plans." Levins said

The magazine will also feature interviews. This first edition includes
interviews with ICANN President and CEO Dr Paul Twomey and ICANN
Governmental Advisory Committee chair Janis Karklins, There are also stories
about online developments and details of how to participate in ICANN's

It is written in an informal style to interest people who are new to ICANN
but should also prove informative and interesting to those with greater
experience and knowledge of the organization.

The magazine has its own page on the ICANN website at
http://www.icann.org/magazine where you can sign up to automatically receive
each issue direct to your inbox. The page will also feature the most recent
issue and an archive of previous issues.

ICANN welcomes feedback on the magazine. Please send any comments to our
general manager of public participation, Kieren McCarthy, at
kieren.mccarthy at icann.org.

*About ICANN: *

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of
unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes
like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that
help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of
these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global
stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's
ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized,
public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit:

*Media Contacts: *

Jason Keenan
Media Adviser, ICANN (USA)
Ph: +1 310 382 4004
E: jason.keenan at icann.org

International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
Ph: +44 7921 588 770
E: andrew.robertson at edelman.com

Anne-Rachel Inne
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