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ICANN unleashes the transparency firehose with MyICANN portal

Kevin Murphy, October 15, 2012, 16:03:03 (UTC), Domain Services

Worried that it can be hard to find useful information on its web sites, ICANN has opened up a new portal, MyICANN.

Part firehose, part sprinkler, MyICANN.org aggregates all of ICANN’s news feeds, many of them apparently new, and enables users to filter them by the topics or languages they’re interested in.

The portal was announced by CEO Fadi Chehade during his inaugural address at the opening of ICANN 45 here in Toronto this morning.

At first, the site is designed to make all the information ICANN publishes on daily basis more accessible, but Chehade said that it will evolve into a “full process management system”, enabling two-way participation.

I’ve been playing with a MyICANN demo all weekend, and it’s already thrown up a few sources of information that even I was not aware of.

It’s quite slick; basically a fancy RSS reader, but I think it could use a few additions.

The volume of information is high enough that the ability to mark items as “read” would be handy. Also, while items are dated I think a more granular timestamp would be useful.

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Comments (3)

  1. David Webb says:

    I’ve signed up and received my first “myICANN.org Daily Briefing”.

    I think it’s a brilliant way to keep people informed about what’s going on at ICANN, where, to be honest, I struggle a lot of the time to keep up!

    Like the look of it too, nice and simple.

  2. David Webb says:

    I’ve signed up and received my first “myICANN.org Daily Briefing”.

    I think it’s a brilliant way to keep people informed about what’s going on at ICANN, where, to be honest, I struggle a lot of the time to keep up!

    Like the look of it too, nice and simple.

  3. Ray Marshall says:

    What does this mean for blogs that only recycle such information?

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