The debate in Prague as well as the key note speeches were mostly dominated by the issues of openness transparency and objectivity at ICANN and what is next for gtlds?
DCA Welcome Fadi Chehade & Bids Farewell to Rod BeckStrom
Rod BeckStrom, Outgoing CEO
Fadi Chehade, Incoming CEO
DCA Joins the entire internet Fraternity in Welcoming ICANN president and CEO , Fadi Chehade.
DotConnectAfrica takes this auspicious opportunity to indeed humbly welcome the new CEO and President Mr. Chehade, having been among the many delegates represented at Prague 44th ICANN conference, we were indeed honored among the entire internet fraternity to listen to the introductory speech. Indeed the commitment for transparency and attention to the new frontiers like Africa shall go along way into extending the good work at ICANN.
Mr. Chahade is an endowed professional with a rich academic and career history and DotConnectAfrica believes that this will be translated in Continuing the legacy that ICANN has upheld thus far , the same process that has been upheld by the outgoing veteran Mr. Rob Beckstrom whose time at the helm brought about many firsts, the developments that include the expansion of the domain namespace that has yielded the just concluded application round.
DotConnectAfrica looks forward to a continued and sustained cooperation and increased collaboration ,that will prosper the all inclusive multistakeholder model that DCA supports entirely.
Our favorate quotes at the opening speech of ICANN:
"The Internet is the Greatest Public Gift ...ICANN cannot become a fortress. ICANN must become an oasis, a place that people see and come to because it works, because it makes sense, because it's efficient" F Chehade
Some of the hot topics and news included:
Open Letter to ICANN's New CEO, Fadi Chehadé
Digital Archery Suspended
Plan may allow new TLD applicants to fix errors.
"ICANN has received requests for changes to submitted applications. We take these requests very seriously and are working on developing guidelines for these changes". ICANN
Post Prague News:
Congratulations ICANN !
ICANN Awarded Contract to Continue to Perform Internet Assigned Numbers Authority Functions Announcement Comes After ICANN's Largest Ever Meeting [more]
In the News
: ICANN Keeps Control Over IANA Internet Root [more]