BRG in Abu Dhabi for ICANN60

  • Amazon met with the Government Advisory Committee to discuss way forward with their dotBrand applications. ICANN Board delay decision until at least ICANN61 in San Juan.
  • Formation of GNSO Subsequent Procedures PDP Work Track 5 for geographic terms at the top level.
  • Dr Steve Crocker retires after nine years as chair of the ICANN Board; Cherine Chalaby appointed as his replacement at the ICANN AGM.
  • Heather Forrest, from the Intellectual Property Constituency, is elected as chair for GNSO; the first time a non-contracted party Councillor has taken the seat.
  • New accountability model tested as the ICANN Board imposes a “pause” on the independent Security Stability Review.

For more details members can refer to the BRG summary for ICANN60.