ICANN59 – Johannesburg
The ICANN59 Policy Forum took place on 26-29 June 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting gave ICANN supporting organisations and advisory committees the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions on various issues pertaining to ICANN’s activity. The GIP provided thematic reports on issues ranging from new gTLD policies and geographical names, to accountability measures.
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The ICANN59 meeting is taking place on 26-29 June 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting will give ICANN supporting organisations and advisory committees the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions on various issues pertaining to ICANN's activity. A detailed schedule will be made available on the event webpage.
Read our session reports above, and scroll down for video interviews with David Olive and Mary Wong, Avri Doria and Leon Sanchez (in English and Spanish).
ICANN meetings in brief
- ICANN meetings are held three times each year in different regions of the globe to enable attendees from around the world to participate in person. One meeting each year is also the organisation's annual general meeting, during which new Board members take their seats.
- ICANN meetings are free and officially run five days (Monday to Friday). There are also a few pre-meeting workshops and working sessions when the volunteer members of our supporting organizations and advisory committees initiate their work.
- ICANN meetings offer opportunity for face-to-face discussions and airing of opinions among knowledgeable people dedicated to the continued stable and secure operation of the Internet.
- ICANN meetings offer a variety of sessions such as workshops, open forums, and working meetings on the development and implementation of Internet policies.
- Remote participation is possible while the meetings are going on. ICANN offers several tools such as streaming live audio and video, chatrooms, and online question boxes.
- ICANN’s Fellowship programme supports attendance at ICANN meetings by selected individuals from stakeholder groups around the world.
What topics are discussed?
A broad range of Internet-related topics are discussed at each meeting. The agenda is ever changing and as dynamic as the Internet itself, but typically they cover contractual issues with the retail and wholesale arms of the Domain Name System, ways to respond to illegal or abusive use of the Internet’s naming systems, internal restructuring, and new initiatives for increasing competition on the Internet.|full_html