[AfrICANN-discuss] updates -

Pierre Ouedraogo pierre.ouedraogo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 19:37:02 SAST 2007

Dear Rachel

We miss you here.
The Air France strike has delayed the arrival of many of us in LA.
We will attend the farewel gala to honor Vint's good job.

Let's say that we have strong delegatiosn from Kenya and Senegal, as they
are lobbying for their hosting bids.

This morning, I attended a presentation of IDN update by Tina to the ICANN
fellowship program, and I want to bring to you attention the tests
of internationalized e-mail that have started:

best regards

2007/10/30, Anne-Rachel Inné <annerachel at gmail.com>:
> Dear All,
> I hope all is going well for those that are in LA - I am not arriving
> finally until tomorrow afternoon LA time, because my flights from Kigali
> were canceled.
> I would like to remind those who are not there what is happening in LA and
> there is a statement at the end of this email from ICANN.
> ** Vint Cerf is leaving ICANN so for those who are going to the GALA
> dinner tonight, enjoy it and enjoy Vint's company one more time :-).
> **At GNSO level - the new gTLDs and IDNs are the main subject - At the end
> of the LA meeting, Africa will have no more representatives at GNSO level. I
> am counting on all of you to participate in all constituencies to get your
> voices heard, remotely or physically when you go to meetings. I will try to
> regularly update you with Glen.
> ** At ccNSO level - Sweden, Serbia, New Zealand have signed the 30th,
> 31st, 32nds frameworks with ICANN - you can view all the other frameworks
> here and if you are interested, let me know off list: accountability
> frameworks - http://www.icann.org/cctlds/agreements.html and models at:
> http://www.icann.org/cctlds/model-mou.html
> The schedule page for teh ICANN meeting is here:
> http://losangeles2007.icann.org/schedule-today
> I want to encourage those who can, given the difference in time, to follow
> the webcast events.
> Transcripts and archives of the meetings are available after meetings and
> presentations are posted as we go for workshops. If you need me to download
> some transcripts or presentations and send in attached emails, please send
> me an email directly off list
> I would like to remind all of you that the 31st round of fellowship
> applications process is opened!!! Please see at the following address and
> encourage people from the region to apply early:
> http://www.icann.org/fellowships/
> Enjoy your meetings for those in LA and if I can help anyone with
> anything, let me know.
> ar
> *****************************************************************
> ICANN Opens Historic 30th International Public Meeting in L.A.
> Meeting marks end of Vint Cerf's term, offers updates on major changes to
> Internet
> 29 October 2007
> *LOS ANGELES*: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has
> opened its 30th International Public Meeting in Los Angeles.
> "It's fitting to host such an historic meeting in California. ICANN will
> be looking at issues impacting the future of the Internet in the place
> where, in many ways, the Internet was born and grew up," said Dr Paul
> Twomey, ICANN's President and CEO.
> "The ICANN model is working and these meetings are pivotal. As a bottom
> up, consensus-driven organization, help us get the community together to
> discuss the direction we need to head, and how we will get there."
> Attendees and on-line participants can be part of more than 30 sessions
> and workshops, and will help ICANN continue improving the global
> coordination of the Internet's unique identifiers.
> Some of the highlights of the Los Angeles meeting include:
>    - ICANN's ongoing technical test of Internationalized Domain Names,
>    - Developing policies on how IDNs will be implemented so global
>    internet users can get their names in their languages,
>    - A major workshop on Increasing consumer choice through the
>    development of the application and approval process for new generic
>    top-level domains (gTLDs, which are the part of web addresses after the dot
>    — like .com or .info),
>    - Enhancing protection for domain name registrants through
>    amendments to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement.
> "I can't over emphasize the importance of IDNs and new gTLDs — when ICANN
> reaches the implementation point on these projects we will see an incredible
> change in the way people interact with the Internet and each other," Dr
> Twomey added. "ICANN stands for a single, globally interoperable Internet —
> and the work on IDNs and new gTLDs is part of enhancing that."
> Dr Twomey also welcomed the announcement from the U.S. Department of
> Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration that
> the NTIA will consult with interested stakeholders regarding the mid-term
> review of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between the Department and
> "ICANN and the Department agreed to a mid term review in 2006," Assistant
> Secretary for Communications and Information John Kneuer said at the ICANN
> meeting this morning.
> "It is important that all interested stakeholders have an opportunity to
> directly share their views on ICANN during the JPA mid-term review," Kneuer
> added. "We feel strongly that our review must be informed by your
> experiences with ICANN and perspectives regarding its evolution."
> The NTIA release is available at
> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/press/2007/PR_ICANNJPA_10292007.html.
> "We welcome this public consultation. ICANN stands for one, global
> interoperable Internet. If you believe in that, this is your opportunity to
> tell the NTIA that the ICANN model is our best one to ensure co-ordination
> not control," Dr Twomey added.
> "It's also an historic meeting because it is Vint Cerf's last official
> function as board chair," Dr Twomey added. "His contributions to ICANN, and
> the Internet, have been immeasurable. We are going to celebrate his
> achievements at a special tribute during the meeting."
> The complete schedule for ICANN's Los Angeles meeting, as well as links to
> webcast sessions and our public participation website, can be found at:
> http://losangeles2007.icann.org/.
> .
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