[AfrICANN-discuss] congrats .eg - Re: Cairo Selected to Host 33rd International Public Meeting

Dr Paulos Nyirenda paulos at sdnp.org.mw
Mon May 19 15:09:00 SAST 2008

Congratulations to Cairo/Egypt and commiserations to Kenya and 
whoever else lost out, better luck next time. 

Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
.mw ccTLD

On 17 May 2008 at 10:29, Anne-Rachel Inné wrote:

> Cairo Selected to Host 33rd International Public Meeting
> 16 May 2008
> MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: Cairo, Egypt will host the Internet 
> Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' 33rd International Public 
> Meeting from 2-7 November 2008.
> At its 28 April 2008 meeting, the ICANN Board accepted the proposal 
> to host the meeting put forward by National Telecom Regulatory 
> Authority of Egypt.
> "This is going to be an exciting meeting for ICANN with it marking 
> our 10th anniversary and it's fitting that it is in Egypt," said Paul 
> Levins, ICANN's Executive Officer and Vice President - Corporate 
> Affairs. "Egypt, with other nations and the technical community, has 
> played a key role in moving Internationalized Domain Names forward."
> The meeting venue will be the Intercontinental - Cairo Citystars. The 
> website with information on the ICANN hotel room rate and booking 
> instructions will be posted soon.
> 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.
>                                 -30-
> 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: www.icann.org.

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