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Blog Entry DIDP Request #6: Revenues from gTLD auctions
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 10, 2015 last modified Mar 10, 2015 10:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking information regarding revenues received from gTLD auctions. CIS' request and ICANN's response are detailed below.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #13: Keeping track of ICANN’s contracted parties: Registries
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 28, 2016 — filed under: , ,
On multiple occasions, Fadi Chehade, then President and CEO of ICANN has emphasized the importance of conducting audits (internal and external) to ensure compliance of ICANN’s contracted parties. At a US congressional hearing, he spoke about the contract monitoring function of ICANN.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #14: Keeping track of ICANN’s contracted parties: Registrars
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 28, 2016 — filed under: , ,
In September 2016, we filed two separate DIDP requests regarding ICANN’s Contractual Compliance Goals.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #15: What is going on between Verisign and ICANN?
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 29, 2016 — filed under: , ,
During a hearing of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on “Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53,” President and CEO of ICANN - Mr Fadi Chehade indicated that ICANN follows up with registries and registrars on receipt of any complaint against them about violations of their contract with ICANN.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #16 - ICANN has no Documentation on Registrars’ “Abuse Contacts”
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 29, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Registrars on contract with ICANN are required to maintain an “abuse contact” - a 24/7 dedicated phone line and e-mail address to receive reports of abuse regarding the registered names sponsored by the registrar.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #17 - How ICANN Chooses their Contractual Compliance Auditors
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 29, 2016 — filed under: , ,
At a congressional hearing on internet governance and progress, then President of ICANN Fadi Chehadi indicated that the number of people working on compliance audits grew substantially—from 6 to 24 (we misquoted it as 25)— in the span of a few years.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #18 - ICANN’s Internal Website will Stay Internal
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 29, 2016 — filed under: , ,
ICANN maintains an internal website accessible to staff and employees. We requested ICANN to provide us with a document with the contents of that website in the interest of transparency and accountability.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #19 - ICANN’s role in the Postponement of the IANA Transition
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 29, 2016 — filed under: , ,
In March 2014, the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) of the United States government announced plans to shift the Internet Assigned Names and Numbers (IANA) functions from ICANN to the global multistakeholder community. The initial deadline set for this was September 2015.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #20 - Is Presumptive Renewal of Verisign’s Contracts a Good Thing?
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 30, 2016 — filed under: , ,
ICANN’s contract agreements with different registries contain a presumptive renewal clause. Unless they voluntarily give up their rights or there is a material breach by the registry operator, their contract with ICANN will be automatically renewed.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #21 - ICANN’s Relationship with the RIRs
by Asvatha Babu published Jul 30, 2016 — filed under: , ,
At CIS, we wanted a clearer understanding of ICANN’s relationship with the 5 internet registries. The large amount contributed by the RIRs to ICANN’s funding lead us to question the nature of this relationship as well as the payment. We wrote to ICANN asking them for these details.
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