ICANN Concludes Busy 28th Public Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal

ICANN Concludes Busy 28th Public Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal
More than 830 people from 81 countries gathered in Lisbon, Portugal for ICANN’s 28th Public Meeting. “We’ve just finished one of ICANN’s busiest and issue-intensive meetings and it helped ICANN make substantial progress on numerous fronts,” said Dr Vint Cerf, Chairman of ICANN. Considerations included: formalization of relationships with ccTLD managers .ly, .ci & .ru; formation of a new working group to develop the recommendations in the Final Task Force Report on Whois Services presented to the GSNO; discussion on Registrar Accreditation Agreements and how to improve them; creation of three new Regional At Large Organizations for Africa, Europe, and Asia-Australia-Pacific; rejection of the .XXX; presentations by Sweden and Bulgaria on the enhanced Domain Name System security enhancements in their respective TLDs; updates on moving to IPv6; release of the One World Trust independent review of ICANN’s accountability and transparency which stated that overall ICANN is a very transparent organization and the release of the next steps in the development of a set of Management Operating Principles for accountability and transparency.

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