[AfrICANN-discuss] New gTLD Global Events Start Soon

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 11:40:26 SAST 2009

New gTLD Global Events Start Soon

12 June 2009

Starting this month, ICANN will be hosting a series of global New generic
Top-Level Domain (gTLD) events in various locations around the world. These
events have been designed in a wide range of formats to address different
community needs for those that have an interest in the Program and in the
development of the Applicant Guidebook.

The live consultations will facilitate on-going discussions with the
Internet community regarding workable solutions to some of the outstanding,
overarching issues, particularly trademark protection and malicious
behavior. Starting with ICANN’s the Sydney Meeting, a session dedicated to
trademark issues will take place on Wednesday, 24 June . Subsequent
consultation sessions are scheduled to take place in New York (13 July) and
London (15 July); attendees will have the chance to meet ICANN staff and
hear from those who have contributed to the ongoing process, including
members of the Implementation Recommendation Team (IRT) that submitted their
report to the ICANN Board on measures to protect intellectual property.

The proposed outreach events in Hong Kong (24 July) and Abu-Dhabi (*tbd*)
will focus mainly on the New gTLDs and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)
program details.

Additional locations are under consideration as well as a series of
topic-specific webinars.

All events are free of charge, and we are expecting a high demand for
places; therefore, on-line pre-registration is recommended and allocation
will be primarily first-come first-served, but with preference being given
to first-time attendees to any of the consultation sessions. Remote
participation will be available and details will follow shortly. For any of
these events, attendees will be responsible for their own travel and visa
arrangements, accommodation and meals.

The cut-off date for New York and London pre-registrations is July 10, 2009.

For detailed information about these events go to
Pre-registrations can be done at http://www.registration123.com/ICANN/GTLD/.

*Related Resources: *

New gTLD Page: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtld-program.htm**

WIKI for Overarching Issues discussions:

IRT Final Report on Trademark Protection (pdf):
More Information on IRT:
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