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February 19, 2020 15:44

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Terror fears prompt security crackdown for ICANN 55

ICANN is bringing in metal detectors, bag searches and ID checks at its forthcoming public meeting in Marrkech, Morocco. The measures are being introduced despite ICANN’s assurances that it considers the chance of terrorism at ICANN 55 to be “LOW”. In a statement today, ICANN meetings boss Nick Tomasso said: we are in constant and […]

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Ebola 1 – ICANN 0 as Marrakech dumped for Singapore

Ebola has claimed its first Moroccan victim, in the form of ICANN 52. The organization confirmed overnight that its next public meeting will not be held in Marrakech next February after all. Instead, the ICANN community will head to Singapore, and the now-familiar halls of the Raffles Convention Center. ICANN had previously said it was […]

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ICANN may cancel Morocco meeting over Ebola fear

ICANN may cancel its forthcoming meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, due to fears about the spread of Ebola in Africa. The organization issued a statement last night, after local reports said the decision to cancel had already been made: Following Morocco’s recent request to postpone the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament because of possible African […]

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ICANN tweet invites 51st conference participants to Marrakech!

An apparent gaffe by ICANN’s official twitter account, invited participants of ICANN51 to Marrakech, in Morocco. The mistake was most likely caused by the current use of #ICANN51 as the primary hashtag for the upcoming ICANN51 conference, in Los Angeles, California. In fact, the link provided takes one to the Fellowship Application Round for ICANN52. […]

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