[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN Newsletter -- 23 December 2011

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 13:08:39 SAST 2012

  [image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> ICANN Weekly Newsletter

News from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
*http://www.icann.org/* *Week ending 23 December 2011*

Announcements This Week

*Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at
For this 15th round of the Fellowship Program, 29 fellows have been
selected from 24 countries, chosen amongst the 116 applications received.
23 December 2011

*Continued Operations Instrument Guidelines Available for New gTLD
As part of the new gTLD program, all new gTLD applicants are required to
provide a cost estimate for funding critical registry functions on an
annual basis in case of registry failure.
23 December 2011

*Public Comment: IDN Variant Issues Project: Draft Integrated Issues
ICANN published for public comment the draft Integrated Issues Report, a
study of the issues that this project has identified in relation to the
management of IDN variant TLDs. It represents the result of the completion
of the second phase of the project.
23 December 2011

*Apply Now for ICANN's Leadership
Apply now to join the ICANN Board, the Councils of GNSO and ccNSO, and the
23 December 2011

*New Year Brings More Public Comment Enhancements to Life, Addressing Four
ATRT Recommendations*<http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-22dec11-en.htm>
The following new changes are the capstone on a series of improvements made
to the Public Comment Process over the past six months: Better Descriptions
of Public Comment Topics and Comment/Reply Periods. These new processes and
constructs will be put in place by 1 January 2012.
22 December 2011

*2011 Annual Report
The 2011 Annual Report for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) has been published online today.
21 December 2011

*Further Progress by the CEO Search
The CEO Search Committee has now completed a job description for the
position of CEO and a CEO candidate profile.
20 December 2011

*Public Comment: New gTLD Applicant Support Program: Financial
ICANN is introducing today for public comment the implementation plans for
the gTLD Applicant Support Program.
20 December 2011

Upcoming Events

*[image: 11 - 16 March 2012: 43rd International Public ICANN Meeting -
Costa Rica] <http://costarica43.icann.org/> 11 - 16 March 2012: 43rd
International Public ICANN Meeting - Costa Rica<http://costarica43.icann.org/>
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