[AfrICANN-discuss] FW: ICANN Newsletter - 18 March 2011

Anne-Rachel Inne anne-rachel.inne at icann.org
Mon Mar 21 17:55:44 SAST 2011

ICANN Weekly Newsletter

News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
http://www.icann.org/ Week ending 18 March 2011

Announcements This Week

ICANN Signs Accountability Framework with ccTLD Manager for Montserrat (.MS)<http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-17mar11-en.htm>
ICANN has announced that it has signed an Accountability Framework with the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) manager for .MS (Montserrat), MNI Networks Limited (MNI), on 17 March 2011.
17 March 2011

Bulk Transfer of Domain Names from Best Bulk Register to BigRock Solutions<http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-15mar11-en.htm>
ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of Best Bulk Register, Inc.’s gTLD domain names to Big Rock Solutions Pvt Ltd., due to a compliance action taken by ICANN that resulted in the de-accreditation of registrar Best Bulk Register, Inc. (Best Bulk Register).
15 March 2011

ICANN Seeks Expressions of Interest for Registrar Data Escrow Service<http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-15mar11-en.htm>
Since the launch of the RDE program, the data storage marketplace has evolved significantly. ICANN is currently exploring whether these developments, such as use of cloud storage and virtualization, could allow for more efficient operation of RDE services. To that end, ICANN is initiating a Request for Expressions of Interest to help identify technology escrow agents that could provide cost effective data storage and data verification services to ICANN in furtherance of the RDE program.
15 March 2011

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