ICANN Opens 31st International Public Meeting in New Delhi

Internet issues from around the world are front and center in India as ICANN opened its 31st International Public Meeting today in New Delhi. “This year is an important one for the future of ICANN. The U.S. government is in the middle of its Midterm Review of its Joint Project Agreement with ICANN, and we’re arguing it’s time to take the final step to originally envisioned private sector model for ICANN,” said Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN’s Board Chairman. “In fact the public comment period closes on the final day of this meeting – so we expect plenty of discussion about this in New Delhi, and we will be encouraging everyone who believes in the ICANN model of coordination not control to make their thoughts known.”
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-11feb08.htmICANN Meeting Opened by Shri Jainder Singh, Secretary, India’s Department of Information Technology
ICANN opened its 31st International Public Meeting in New Delhi yesterday with an address from Shri Jainder Singh, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, the Government of India. In his address to the told the crowd at the meeting’s welcoming ceremony Monday morning, Secretary Singh made a number of comments about the work ICANN is doing, including its Strategic Plan.
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-3-12feb08.htmICANN Explores India’s Pioneering Work on IDNs
The Indian experience with Internationalized Domain Names and possible lessons for global implementation of IDNs will be front and center at a workshop at the ICANN 31st International Public Meeting slated for 13 February 2008 at 11 am local time.
http://icann.org/announcements/announcement-12feb08.htm

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