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Call for Volunteers: Implementation Review Team for Registration Data Policy Implementation

Los Angeles – 20 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking volunteers to participate in an Implementation Review Team (IRT) to assist in the implementation of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) Team's Phase 1 policy recommendations.

The IRT will:

  • Review the proposed implementation plan as drafted by ICANN org for consistency with the recommendations from the EPDP Team.
  • Assist where questions or clarifications from ICANN org are needed.
  • Advise on technical and operational details related to the implementation of the EPDP recommendations.

For this IRT, ICANN org is seeking volunteers, including current or former EPDP Team members that participated in the Team's Phase 1 work, who possess a deep understanding of the EPDP Team's policy recommendations and accompanying rationale. In addition, registry and registrar representatives responsible for implementing the policy requirements in relevant domain registration processes are encouraged to participate. All volunteers responding to this call are expected to understand the role and remit of the IRT for the implementation project.

The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council approved an EPDP Team recommendation to informally convene the IRT and allow for the necessary planning to take place before the ICANN Board considered the EPDP Team's Final Report. This pre-IRT was assembled in April 2019 and has assisted with the implementation of the Interim Registration Data Policy. All members of the pre-IRT will transition to the IRT. Additional members are invited to join the IRT going forward. For more details on the EPDP Recommendations and timeline, please go here: (See EPDP Team Recommendation 28.)

The work of the IRT is estimated to last until early 2020. The group is expected to meet via teleconference every two weeks starting in May 2019 for one hour each, with scheduling to be adjusted by the group as needed. Between the meetings, the IRT will work using collaborative tools. The expected time commitment for supporting the implementation is approximately three hours per week.

How to apply

To participate, please send an email to gnso-secs@icann.org.

Background

On 17 May 2018, the ICANN Board of Directors (ICANN Board) adopted the Temporary Specification for generic top-level domain (gTLD) Registration Data (Temporary Specification) pursuant to the procedures for the establishment of temporary policies in ICANN's agreements with registry operators and registrars. The Temporary Specification provides modifications to existing requirements in the Registrar Accreditation and Registry Agreements in order to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Following the adoption of a temporary specification, the procedure for Temporary Policies as outlined in the Registrar Accreditation and Registry Agreements provides the Board "shall immediately implement the Consensus Policy development process set forth in ICANN's Bylaws." Additionally, the procedure provides this Consensus Policy development process on the Temporary Specification must be carried out within a one-year period as the Temporary Specification can only remain in force for up to one year; from the effective date of 25 May 2018, i.e., the Temporary Specification will expire on 20 May 2019.

On 19 July 2018, the GNSO Council initiated an EPDP and chartered the EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team. Unlike other GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) efforts, which are open for anyone to join, the GNSO Council chose to limit the membership composition of this EPDP, primarily in recognition of the need to complete the work in a relatively short timeframe and to resource the effort responsibly. GNSO Stakeholder Groups, the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC), and the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) were each invited to appoint a set number of members and alternates, as outlined in the charter. In addition, the ICANN Board and ICANN org were invited to assign a limited number of liaisons to this effort. A call for volunteers to the aforementioned groups was issued in July 2018 and the EPDP Team held its first meeting on 1 August 2018.

On 4 March 2019, the GNSO Council adopted the EPDP Team's Phase 1 Final Report and submitted it to the Board for their consideration. The Board has conducted a Public Comment and passed a resolution on 15 May 2019 to authorize the implementation of the recommendations.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

ICANN gTLD Registries and Registrars Required to Implement New Interim Registration Data Policy by 20 May 2019

LOS ANGELES – 17 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced the implementation of the Interim Registration Data Policy for gTLDs which generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries and registrars (contracted parties) must implement by 20 May 2019.

ICANN org implemented the Interim Policy pursuant to the Board of Directors’ 15 May 2019 adoption of recommendations contained in the Final Report of the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) developed by the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). The Interim Policy maintains requirements for the contracted parties, as an interim Consensus Policy, from the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data, which expires 20 May 2019, pending ICANN org’s implementation of the gTLD Registration Data Policy recommended by the EPDP team.

The ICANN Board accepted 27 of the 29 recommendations included in the EPDP team’s Final Report. Of the two recommendations not adopted in full, the Board identified portions of the recommendations that require further consultation with the GNSO.

Next Steps

  • Stage One: Effective 20 May 2019, contracted parties must continue to implement measures consistent with the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data, as adopted by the Board on 17 May 2018.
  • Stage Two: This stage will begin after ICANN org publishes a Registration Data Policy as a Consensus Policy, and formally notifies the contracted parties. During this stage, contracted parties may implement the Interim Policy, the Registration Data Policy, or elements of both as they prepare for the effective date of the Registration Data Policy. The timing of this milestone is to be determined.
  • Stage Three: Contracted parties must comply with the Registration Data Policy as of its effective date, which the EPDP team recommended to be 29 February 2020.

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About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Study on Technical Use of Root Zone Label Generation Rules

Open Date: 15 May 2019 Close Date: 30 June 2019
Originating Organization: ICANN: Global Domains Division
Categories/Tags: Top-Level Domains
Brief Overview:

Third version of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR-3) was released for public comment on 25 April 2019, integrating 16 script proposals out of the 28 scripts identified. As the RZ-LGR is being incrementally developed by the community, the RZ-LGR Study Group (SG) was constituted on the request of the ICANN Board to study technical considerations for utilizing the RZ-LGR to determine valid top-level domains (TLDs) and their variant labels in a harmonized manner. RZ-LGR-SG has completed its work and is releasing the Recommendations for the Technical Utilization of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules to seek feedback from the community. RZ-LGR-SG will take into account the community input to finalize the recommendations. The final recommendations will be presented to the ICANN Board for further consideration.

Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/technical-rz-lgr-2019-05-15-en

ICANN Organization Publishes First Human Rights Impact Assessment

LOS ANGELES – 15 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published its first internal Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA). The report, which was developed by Löning – Human Rights and Responsible Business, assesses the human rights impacts of ICANN's daily operations.

The Löning team used well-established and respected human rights mechanisms to assess internal organizational processes and procedures in the areas of human resources, procurement, meetings, and security operations. They analyzed and mapped the impacts, prioritizing based on their severity and on ICANN org's ability to leverage change. The Löning team reported overall positive findings along with a set of actionable recommendations to improve the impacts of ICANN's daily operations. Areas of improvement include continuing efforts to raise awareness and train staff on specific issues, as well as formalizing good practices into policies.

ICANN's President and Chief Executive Officer, Göran Marby said, "I am personally committed to respecting the human rights of all ICANN org staff members. This assessment is not only good for the organization, it is also the right thing to do. We now have a clear picture of what we're doing well, and where there are opportunities for continuous improvement."

In the year since the assessment was conducted, ICANN org has focused on needed improvements. A number of the recommendations were already a part of the organization's progression with some completed, some in progress, and some not on the roadmap for reasons suitable to the organization. Marby has asked Susanna Bennett, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, to lead a cross-functional team that will further this work by evaluating, assessing, and prioritizing the recommendations in order to incorporate the most suitable needs into the ICANN culture.

"ICANN has demonstrated its commitment and embraced its responsibility to enhance human rights, setting itself apart from many global organizations and businesses," said Markus Löning, CEO of the firm, former Commissioner for Human Rights in Germany, and leader of the assessment team.

The report will be translated into the additional five standard UN languages and made available on icann.org.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Apply Now: The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy 2019

Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy 2018

SINGAPORE – 14 May 2019 – Applications for the 4th Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) 2019 are now open until 7 June 2019.

APIGA is a 5-day capacity development workshop targeted at, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate students from universities and tertiary educational institutions in the Asia Pacific (APAC). Anyone between the age of 18 and 35 from the region interested in Internet governance issues is welcome to apply. Now in its fourth year, participants will delve into Internet governance issues, the multistakeholder process, and ICANN through an interactive learning experience.

APIGA 2019 will be held in Sejong Hotel in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 12-16 August 2019. APIGA is co-hosted by ICANN and the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), and is jointly conducted by local, regional, and global organizations involved in Internet governance work.

  • For more information on APIGA and to apply, click here.
  • Successful applications from the Asia Pacific region will receive full Fellowship.
  • For a glimpse of what goes on at APIGA, read the APIGA 2018 blogpost here.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

ICANN66 NextGen Application Round Extended

LOS ANGELES – 14 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has extended the application round for those interested in participating at the ICANN66 Meeting in Montréal, Canada, through the NextGen Program. The meeting will take place from 2 November to 7 November 2019. The application round will remain opened until 20 May 2019. Successful candidates will be announced on the ICANN website on 12 July 2019. For more information, click here.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

ICANN64 Fellowship Program Post-Meeting Report and ICANN65 Statements Of Interest Are Now Available

LOS ANGELES – 13 May 2019 – The Fellowship Program Post-Meeting Report from ICANN64 is now available here [PDF, 344 KB]. This report is written by fellows and it provides details on their pre-meeting activities, meeting highlights, and plans to stay involved.

The Fellowship Program Post-Meeting Report is a part of the New Fellowship Program Approach, an initiative to increase program transparency and provide the community with more data and information on the ICANN fellows' activities. The report will continue to be published after every ICANN Public Meeting.

In addition, the New Fellowship Program Approach involves published Statements of Interest (SOI) from the incoming fellows before and during the meeting. SOIs for ICANN65 fellows are available here and will continue to be available until the end of this meeting.

Visit the Fellowship Program webpage to learn more and to read past reports.

The ICANN organization welcomes suggestions on how to improve future post-meeting reports. To share your suggestions, please email fellowshipconsultation@icann.org.

ICANN Board Adopts the FY20 Operating Plan and Budget

LOS ANGELES – 9 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the Board of Directors adopted ICANN's Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Operating Plan and Budget and updates to the Five-Year Operating Plan Update 3 May 2019. The Empowered Community, a mechanism under the ICANN Bylaws to ensure the ICANN Board and organization are accountable, has an opportunity to consider whether it will raise an objection to either or both of these documents before they go into effect.

The FY20 Operating Plan and Budget were the result of 11 months of collaboration between the ICANN org, the community, the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board, and the ICANN Board's Finance Committee. These documents include:

  • An overview of the key elements, cross-functional projects, and activities contained in the FY20 Operating Plan.
  • A summary of six work modules planned for FY20 and a breakdown of the Operating Plan with the budget organized by strategic goal.
  • A high-level five-year overview on ICANN's progress implementing its Strategic Plan.
  • A detailed breakdown of the budget for each portfolio and project.

These documents will go into effect after the Empowered Community have time to consider if it will raise a petition rejecting the Budget, Operating Plans, or the Five-Year Operating Plan Update. Find more information on the Empowered Community actions and upcoming opportunities for participation, here.

Community participation in ICANN's planning process is a cornerstone of transparency and accountability to the global multistakeholder community. ICANN thanks all community members who contributed to this important process.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Webinar Invitation: Evolving ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model

LOS ANGELES – 7 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) invites the community to continue an ongoing conversation about evolving ICANN's multistakeholder model of governance. Please join one of two webinars on 14 May 2019 at 1600 UTC or 15 May at 2300 UTC.

When the community came together at ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan, they engaged in a facilitated conversation about how to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of ICANN's multistakeholder model of governance. Based on those comments and additional input received at ICANN63, a paper requesting further feedback was posted for Public Comment on 25 April 2019. This webinar is intended to continue that discussion. Facilitator Brian Cute, who will lead the webinar, has asked those who attend to come prepared to discuss the following topics:

  • Provide a specific example that describes one or more of the issues that have been identified. Use fact-based examples only.
  • Describe the nature of the issue and specifically how it hampers the more effective functioning of the multistakeholder model.
  • Describe how the multistakeholder model would more effectively function if a solution or new approach to the issue could be implemented.
  • Describe how the multistakeholder model would more effectively function while respecting the open and inclusive nature of the multistakeholder model.

Webinar Details & How to Attend

Date and time:

14 May 2019, 1600 – 1700 UTC

15 May 2019, 2300 – 0000 UTC 16 May 2019

For a complete list of dial-in phone numbers for this webinar, please go to https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance-plan-improve-multistakeholder-model-2019-04-08-en.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Additional 2021 ICANN Public Meeting Locations Announced

LOS ANGELES – 6 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the locations for two of the 2021 ICANN Public Meetings.

Cancún, Mexico, will host ICANN70 from 20-25 March 2021. The Community Forum will be held at the Cancun International Convention Center (CICC).

The Hague, Netherlands will host ICANN71 which will take place from 14-17 June 2021. The Policy Forum will be held at the World Forum.

Earlier this year, ICANN announced that Seattle, Washington, U.S., will serve as the location for ICANN72, which will be held from 23-28 October 2021 at the new Hyatt Regency Seattle.

About ICANN Public Meetings

ICANN holds three Public Meetings each calendar year in different regions of the globe. ICANN Public Meetings are a central principle of ICANN's multistakeholder model because they provide a venue for progressing policy work, conducting outreach, exchanging best practices, conducting business deals, and promoting interaction among members of the ICANN community, Board, and organization. Usually comprising more than 300 different sessions, these meetings are the focal point for individuals and representatives of the different ICANN stakeholder groups to introduce and discuss issues related to ICANN policy development. Participants may attend in person or remotely. Meetings are open to everyone and registration is free.

More Information

  • The Board Resolution on the locations of ICANN70 and ICANN71 can be found here.
  • The ICANN Meetings website is available here.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget for ICANN Board Adoption Published

LOS ANGELES – 02 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan update, after the review of public comments. This is the final proposed draft that is being sent to the Board for consideration and adoption during the Board's workshop from 1-3 May 2019.

In addition, the ICANN organization and Board Finance Committee have approved the Staff Report of Public Comments [PDF, 629 KB], which was originally published on 22 March 2019.

Under ICANN's Bylaws, after the Board adopts these documents, the Empowered Community then has the ability to reject them before the documents go into effect.

Another announcement will be sent out after adoption by the ICANN Board.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget for ICANN Board Adoption Published

LOS ANGELES – 02 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan update, after the review of public comments. This is the final proposed draft that is being sent to the Board for consideration and adoption during the Board's workshop from 1-3 May 2019.

In addition, the ICANN organization and Board Finance Committee have approved the Staff Report of Public Comments [PDF, 629 KB], which was originally published on 22 March 2019.

Under ICANN's Bylaws, after the Board adopts these documents, the Empowered Community then has the ability to reject them before the documents go into effect.

Another announcement will be sent out after adoption by the ICANN Board.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget for ICANN Board Adoption Published

LOS ANGELES – 02 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan update, after the review of public comments. This is the final proposed draft that is being sent to the Board for consideration and adoption during the Board's workshop from 1-3 May 2019.

In addition, the ICANN organization and Board Finance Committee have approved the Staff Report of Public Comments [PDF, 629 KB], which was originally published on 22 March 2019.

Under ICANN's Bylaws, after the Board adopts these documents, the Empowered Community then has the ability to reject them before the documents go into effect.

Another announcement will be sent out after adoption by the ICANN Board.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Alert: Phishing Scam Email From “sales@icann.org”

LOS ANGELES – 2 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") has received reports that a phishing email from "sales@icann.org" has been sent to ICANN contracted parties.

The sales@icann.org email address, for example, is not a valid ICANN organization email address. Contracted parties may have recently received emails from "accounting@erp.icann.org", which is a valid ICANN org email address. If you receive an email from the "sales@icann.org" address, or any other suspicious email address, do not respond. Please forward the email in its entirety to globalsupport@icann.org.

For additional information about phishing scams, visit https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/phishing-2013-05-03-en.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget for ICANN Board Adoption Published

LOS ANGELES – 02 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan update, after the review of public comments. This is the final proposed draft that is being sent to the Board for consideration and adoption during the Board's workshop from 1-3 May 2019.

In addition, the ICANN organization and Board Finance Committee have approved the Staff Report of Public Comments [PDF, 629 KB], which was originally published on 22 March 2019.

Under ICANN's Bylaws, after the Board adopts these documents, the Empowered Community then has the ability to reject them before the documents go into effect.

Another announcement will be sent out after adoption by the ICANN Board.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Alert: Phishing Scam Email From “sales@icann.org”

LOS ANGELES – 2 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") has received reports that a phishing email from "sales@icann.org" has been sent to ICANN contracted parties.

The sales@icann.org email address, for example, is not a valid ICANN organization email address. Contracted parties may have recently received emails from "accounting@erp.icann.org", which is a valid ICANN org email address. If you receive an email from the "sales@icann.org" address, or any other suspicious email address, do not respond. Please forward the email in its entirety to globalsupport@icann.org.

For additional information about phishing scams, visit https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/phishing-2013-05-03-en.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Alert: Phishing Scam Email From “sales@icann.org”

LOS ANGELES – 2 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") has received reports that a phishing email from "sales@icann.org" has been sent to ICANN contracted parties.

The sales@icann.org email address, for example, is not a valid ICANN organization email address. Contracted parties may have recently received emails from "accounting@erp.icann.org", which is a valid ICANN org email address. If you receive an email from the "sales@icann.org" address, or any other suspicious email address, do not respond. Please forward the email in its entirety to globalsupport@icann.org.

For additional information about phishing scams, visit https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/phishing-2013-05-03-en.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Alert: Phishing Scam Email From “sales@icann.org”

LOS ANGELES – 2 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") has received reports that a phishing email from "sales@icann.org" has been sent to ICANN contracted parties.

The sales@icann.org email address, for example, is not a valid ICANN organization email address. Contracted parties may have recently received emails from "accounting@erp.icann.org", which is a valid ICANN org email address. If you receive an email from the "sales@icann.org" address, or any other suspicious email address, do not respond. Please forward the email in its entirety to globalsupport@icann.org.

For additional information about phishing scams, visit https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/phishing-2013-05-03-en.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Alert: Phishing Scam Email From “sales@icann.org”

LOS ANGELES – 2 May 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") has received reports that a phishing email from "sales@icann.org" has been sent to ICANN contracted parties.

The sales@icann.org email address, for example, is not a valid ICANN organization email address. Contracted parties may have recently received emails from "accounting@erp.icann.org", which is a valid ICANN org email address. If you receive an email from the "sales@icann.org" address, or any other suspicious email address, do not respond. Please forward the email in its entirety to globalsupport@icann.org.

For additional information about phishing scams, visit https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/phishing-2013-05-03-en.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

Proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget for ICANN Board Adoption Published

LOS ANGELES – 02 May 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published the proposed FY20 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan update, after the review of public comments. This is the final proposed draft that is being sent to the Board for consideration and adoption during the Board's workshop from 1-3 May 2019.

In addition, the ICANN organization and Board Finance Committee have approved the Staff Report of Public Comments [PDF, 629 KB], which was originally published on 22 March 2019.

Under ICANN's Bylaws, after the Board adopts these documents, the Empowered Community then has the ability to reject them before the documents go into effect.

Another announcement will be sent out after adoption by the ICANN Board.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

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