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October 18, 2019 09:35

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Karklins beats LaHatte to chair ICANN’s Whois privacy team

Latvian diplomat and former senior WIPO member Janis Karklins has been appointed chair of the ICANN working group that will decide whether to start making private Whois records available to trademark owners. Karklins’ appointment was approved by the GNSO Council last week. He beat a single rival applicant, New Zealand’s Chris LaHatte, the former ICANN […]

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Go Daddy veep loses ICANN election to “none of the above”

ICANN’s multistakeholder GNSO Council has been left embarrassingly rudderless after its members failed to elect a new chair. The unprecedented result saw Go Daddy VP of policy James Bladel lose an election to “none of the above” yesterday. Under GNSO rules, there are two candidates for chair. One is nominated by the Contracted Parties House […]

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