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ICANN 71 is online-only, because of course it is

ICANN has called off plans to conduct its 71st public meeting in the Netherlands this June. Blaming the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the risk to safety and travel restrictions, ICANN confirmed last week that the venue will again be Zoom, rather than T...
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ICANN 70 has virtual scwhag, other new stuff

It may not make up for the lack of sun, sea, sand and sexual abstinence, but the ICANN 70 meeting, taking place this month on Zoom instead of Cancun, Mexico, does have a few new enticements that may tickle your fancy. It’s also beginning to look ...
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At ICANN 67, nobody knew you’re a dog

Want to see what your fellow ICANN 67 attendees looked like on the other side of the Zoom chat room? The meeting may have been held entirely remotely, but that hasn’t stopped the ICANN org from populating its Flickr page with a big wedge of photo...
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Most languages won’t be available at ICANN 67

Translation services are the first component of ICANN 67 to fail victim to the org’s decision to hold the meeting entirely online. ICANN announced last week that it has cancelled the in-person meeting, which had been due to kick off this coming S...
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Yup. ICANN cancelled Cancun

ICANN has cancelled its public meeting in Cancun, Mexico, due to fears over Covid-19, aka Coronavirus. Late this evening, the organization said that the ICANN 67 meeting, scheduled for March 7 to March 12, will now take place purely online. In a statem...
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ICANN plans return to Cancun in 2021

ICANN has named the locations of two of its 2021 public meetings. Notably, it will return to Cancun, Mexico, in the March for ICANN 70, just one year after hosting ICANN 67 there. In both years, the dates appear to coincide with some US universities&#8...
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ICANN selects Cancun, Kuala Lumpur and Hamburg for 2020 meetings

Spring break in Mexico, anyone? The ICANN board has selected its meeting locations for the group’s 2020 meeting slate. The first stop will be the Cancun International Convention Center in Mexico for meeting #67 from March 7-12, 2020. You might notice that those dates coincide with some schools’ spring breaks. I predict a few snarky […]

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