[AfrICANN-discuss] New Delhi Chosen as Site of ICANN’s 31st Public Meeting

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 22:21:38 SAST 2007

New Delhi Chosen as Site of ICANN's 31st Public Meeting

India will host ICANN community 10-15 February 2008

9 October 2007

* MARINA DEL REY, Calif.*: New Delhi, India will host the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' 31st International Public
Meeting from 10-15 February 2008.

"Growth of Internet activity in India is extraordinary so it's fitting that
the ICANN community is gathering there to discuss major Internet issues like
internationalized domain names and new generic top-level domains," said Paul
Levins, ICANN's Executive Officer and Vice President - Corporate Affairs.

The ICANN Board accepted the proposal put forward by Department of
Information Technology, Government of India, along with the National
Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).

"The four proposals we received to host the ICANN meeting slated for the
Asia-Pacific region were extremely competitive. We want to thank the
Internet communities in Australia, Hong Kong, India, and the United Arab
Emirates for their proposals."

Each year ICANN holds three meetings in different regions around the world.
These meetings constitute an essential part of ICANN's global
consensus-building and outreach efforts. The ICANN Meetings Committee sets
the regions in which ICANN will hold its meetings. Proposals are then
solicited from organizations interested in hosting the ICANN Meeting.

* About ICANN: *

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of
unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes
like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that
help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of
these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global
stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's
ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized,
public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit:

*Media Contacts: *

Jason Keenan
Media Adviser, ICANN (USA)
Ph: +1 310 382 4004
E: jason.keenan at icann.org

International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
Ph: +44 7921 588 770
E: andrew.robertson at edelman.com
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