ICANN 46 slated for 7-11 April 2013 in the Beijing, People’s Republic of China

ICANN 46th meeting will be held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China . China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the state network information center of China, was founded as a non-profit organization on Jun. 3rd 1997.  China Organizational Name Administration Center(CONAC) is a non-profit organization established in March 2008. It is affiliated to E-government Center …

China requires Internet users to register names

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government tightened Internet controls Friday with approval of a law that requires users to register their names after a flood of online complaints about official abuses rattled Communist Party leaders. Authorities say the law will strengthen protections for personal information. But it also is likely to curtail the Internet’s status as …

Mike Silber and Chris Disspain Fried: Update their conflicts profile after .africa complaint

ICANN directors Mike Silber and Chris Disspain have updated their official statements of interest — used to identify potential conflicts on the board — after a complaint from a .africa applicant. The new SOI statement more clearly specifies the relationship between South African ccTLD policymaker ZADNA — for which Silber acts as treasurer — and …