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Expect “minor inconveniences” in post-hurricane Puerto Rico

ICANN 61 is going ahead in Puerto Rico despite the continuing fallout of a devastating hurricane season, the organization has confirmed. The March 10-15 meeting will take place at the convention center in San Juan, and participants can only expect “minor inconveniences” ICANN said in a statement: We recognize that Puerto Rico is still in […]

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Hurricane victims get a renewal pass under ICANN rules

ICANN has given registries and registrars the ability to delay the cancellation of domain names owned by victims of Hurricane Maria and other similar natural disasters. In a note to contracted parties, published by Blacknight boss Michele Neylon this weekend, Global Domains Division president Akram Atallah said: registrars will be permitted to temporarily forebear from […]

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ICANN hopes Puerto Rico will recover in time for March meeting

First Zika, then Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria might necessitate moving an ICANN meeting away from Puerto Rico for the second time, but ICANN hopes that won’t be the case. The non-profit released a statement this weekend saying that it still hopes to hold ICANN61 in San Juan, Puerto Rico March 10-15, 2018: “Our sincere hope […]

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