ICANN Update On Nairobi Meeting Security Issues

ICANN has given another update on the situation with their planning to deal with the security issues at the upcoming meeting in Nairobi in March. While they continue to monitor the situation, there will also be increased access to remote participation and there is a board meeting scheduled for 19 February to “give the Board a final opportunity to review the situation and plans.”There will also be a policy update briefing meeting provided by ICANN Policy Staff on Thursday, 25 February at 13.00 and 19.00 UTC, summarising policy issues across the different ICANN Supporting Organizations, namely the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) and Address Supporting Organization (ASO). Amongst other topics, updates will be provided on:

  • GNSO Improvements
  • GNSO Registration Abuse Policies Working Group
  • GNSO Whois Studies
  • GNSO Vertical Integration Policy Development Process
  • ccNSO Delegation and Re-delegation Working Group
  • ccNSO Strategic and Operational Plan Working Group
  • ASO Global policy for handling IPv4 address space.

The two sessions are duplicates, scheduled to accommodate different time zones. Each session, scheduled to run for 90 minutes, will be conducted in English only. The meeting will be run in Adobe Connect with a slide presentation along with a dial-in conference bridge for audio.Participants will have opportunity to ask questions at the end of each session. During the course of the webinar, questions may be submitted using the Q&A function of Adobe Connect. If you are not able to participate in either of the live sessions, the slides and MP3 will be made available shortly after the meeting. The policy staff is always available to answer any questions that you email to policy-staff@icann.org.In order to participate, ICANN requests people to please RSVP via email to the GNSO Secretariat (gnso.secretariat@gnso.icann.org) to receive the call details. The RSVP should indicate which call you would like to join, 13.00 UTC or 19.00 UTC (to convert those times into your local time, see: www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html). ICANN will send an email reminder before the event with log-in and dial-in details. Please DO NOT RSVP to any other ICANN staff members email address.For more information on remote participation opportunities during the ICANN Nairobi meeting, see:
blog.icann.org/2010/02/remote-participation-for-nairobi-details-available/For updates on security issues, see: