ICANN 50 In London Set For Unprecedented Attendees

Posted in: Domain Names at 17/06/2014 23:30

The upcoming ICANN meeting to be held in London is set to be one of the largest ever for the number of participants with 2,200 people pre-registered.

The meeting, ICANN's 50th Public Meeting will be held in London from 22 to 26 June. The historic meeting will bring together international stakeholders from government, business, civil society, technical organizations and research institutions to discuss a wide variety of issues, including:

  • The transition of the stewardship of some key Internet technical functions from the U.S. government to a global multi-stakeholder body.
  • ICANN's accountability and globalization strategies.
  • The role of ICANN in the global Internet ecosystem.
  • An exploration of the continued momentum of the New generic Top-Level Domain Program.

Moreover, the At-large Summit II Working Group (ATLAS II) will begin meeting on Saturday 21st June, exploring the future of multistakeholderism and the globalization of ICANN. The At-Large groups are made up of a wide range of representatives from around the world, and primarily is the voice of the end-use around the world into the policies that govern the Domain Name System.

To officially kick-off ICANN50, Board Chair Dr. Stephen Crocker and President and CEO Fadi Chehadé will address attendees during a welcome session on Monday, 23 June at 08:30 BST (07:30 UTC).

To see the full schedule of events and meetings taking place during ICANN 50, go to london50.icann.org/en/schedule-full.

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