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<h3 style="margin: 7.5pt 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">ICANN Weekly Newsletter</span></h3>

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">News from the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><a href="http://www.icann.org/"><span style="float: left;">http://www.icann.org</span></a></span></strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">
<strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><span style="float: right;">Week
ending 22 January 2010 </span></span></strong></span></p>

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<h4><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Announcements
This Week</span></h4>

<p style="margin: 7.5pt 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><a href="http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-22jan10-en.htm"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Community Comment Invited on Revised
Proposal To Form A New GNSO Consumers Constituency</span></strong></a><br>
The Structural Improvements Committee of the ICANN Board has directed the Staff
to post the revised (15 September) version of the proposed Consumers
Constituency Charter for community review and comment. <br>
22 January 2010</span></p>

<p style="margin: 7.5pt 0in 0.0001pt;"><span class="style11"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><a href="http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-21jan10-en.htm">First
IDN ccTLDs Requests Successfully Pass String Evaluation</a></span></span><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><br>
ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of the IDN ccTLD Fast
Track String Evaluation for four (4) proposed IDN ccTLDs. The requests are
associated with: Egypt, the Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi
Arabia.<br>
21 January 2010</span></p>

<p style="margin: 7.5pt 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><a href="http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-21jan10-en.htm"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Discussion Draft: Affirmation Reviews
 Extension of Public Comment Period</span></strong></a><br>
As requested by Members of the Community, the public consultation on the
discussion draft paper addressing the Affirmation review requirements has been
extended from the end of January to the 10th February 2010. <br>
21 January 2010</span></p>

<p style="margin: 7.5pt 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><a href="http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-20jan10-en.htm"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Special Meeting of the ICANN Board of
Directors</span></strong></a><br>
The purpose of the board meeting is to assess plans for the upcoming meeting in
Nairobi, and to consider the security concerns raised by community members in
light of recent events.<br>
20 January 2010</span></p>

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<h4><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Upcoming
Events</span></h4>

<p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><a href="http://nbo.icann.org/"><span style="text-decoration: none;"><img id="_x0000_i1027" src="http://www.icann.org/images/nairobi-logo-155x82.png" style="border: 0px solid rgb(48, 110, 255); margin-right: 10px; vertical-align: middle;" alt="7 - 12 March 2010: 37th International Public ICANN Meeting - Nairobi, Kenya" border="0"></span></a><a href="http://nbo.icann.org/">7 - 12 March 2010: 37th International Public ICANN
Meeting - Nairobi, Kenya</a></span></strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"></span></p>

<p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">20 - 25 June 2010:
38th International Public ICANN Meeting - Brussels, Belgium</span></strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"></span></p>

<h4><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">About
ICANN</span></h4>

<p style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><a href="http://www.icann.org/en/general/bylaws.htm">ICANN Bylaws</a></span></strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"></span></p>



<p style="margin-top: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">Our
bylaws are very important to us. They capture our mission of security,
stability and accessibility, and compel the organization to be open and
transparent. Learn more at <a href="http://www.icann.org/"><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">www.ICANN.org</span></strong></a>.</span></p>

<p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><a href="http://www.icann.org/en/planning/">Draft Strategic Plan, 2010 - 2013</a></span></strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"></span></p>



<p><strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><a href="http://www.icann.org/en/financials/budget-opplan.htm">Adopted FY10
Operating Plan and Budget</a></span></strong><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">
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