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The meeting will be held virtually from June 14 to 17, 2021. Sessions during ICANN 71 will be held during working hours in The Hague, Netherlands (CEST/UTC+2, Amsterdam/Paris). Register now to attend!
- The Prep Week schedule was published on 17 May 2021: ✓
- The Policy Forum schedule was published on 24 May 2021. ✓
- Prep Week is over: 1-3 June 2021, and everyone is prepared for next week.
- ICANN 71 begins Monday, June 14!
In late spring 2021...
- The ICANN Domain Name System Symposium (IDS), ICANN and GDD's annual joint meeting on DNS security, took place from May 25 to 27. The symposium focused on risk tradeoffs, how the threat landscape has evolved, measurements, and mitigation measures.
- Darkside carried out a ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline, prompting fears over East Coast gas shortages, which led to gas hoarding and panic buying in the South. The attack also highlighted a vulnerability in the country's cyberinfrastructure, leading President Joe Biden to issue an executive order on strengthening Cybersecurity in the US. Colonial Pipeline paid nearly $5 million to Darkside to restore its disabled computer network, of which the U.S. Department of Justice was able to trace and seize 63.7 Bitcoins (US$2.3 million as of 06/07/2021).
- The digital economy SaaS Platform NetObjex began its official collaboration with Zortag to fight NFT counterfeiting.
- The IP management technology provider Anaqua announced its acquisition of SeeUnity, which provides API-related software.
- Spy novelist and foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius worries about Russia trying to oversee Internet governance as the nation doubles down on its lobbying for candidate Rashid Ismailov to head the U.N.’s International Telecommunications Union. Meanwhile, the far-right multilanguage newspaper The Epoch Times warns that the Chinese Communist Party has developed a “plan to control the Internet.”
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