ICANN Publishes 2008 Annual Report - Webnames Blog

ICANN Publishes 2008 Annual Report

ICANN.pngThe Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published their 2008 Annual Report.

The report details ICANN’s achievements in 2008. Highlights include their three 2008 major initiatives:

1.  Process for introducing new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to the Internet;

2.  Introduction of internationalized domain names (IDNs); and

3.  Extensive consultations on Improving Institutional Confidence, to enable the conclusion of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the United States government in September 2009

Also covered in the report:

2008 and 2009 Board, including bios of 2009 board members

Message from the Chairman, Peter Dengate Thrush and message from President & CEO, Paul Twomey

Remembrance of Internet Pioneer Jon Postel

Details of the 2008 New Delhi, Paris and Cairo meetings

Highlights of the ICANN’s Strategic and Operating Plans

Reports from the chairs of ICANN’s Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations

The audit report for ICANN, 2007-2008

ICANN’s compensation practices and salary structures for corporate officers

The complete annual report is available at: http://www.icann.org/en/annualreport/annual-report-2008-en.pdf

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