[AfrICANN-discuss] Updated: ICANN Meeting 41 Fellowship Application Round Extended One Week

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 07:55:31 SAST 2011

Updated: ICANN Meeting 41 Fellowship Application Round Extended One Week

Program Ensures Global Representation at ICANN's Public Meetings

Updated: 28 February 2011
14 January 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is extending the
deadline for accepting applications to the June ICANN 41 meeting until 6
March 00:00 UTC due to a venue location change.

*MARINA DEL REY, California*: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers is launching the 13th round of the Fellowship program
applications for its 41st Public Meeting to be held in Singapore on 19-24
June 2011.

Priority in selection is given to applicants who are current residents of
developing and least developed nations and interested in participating in
ICANN and its supporting organizations and constituencies, or are
representatives in the Business, Academic and Private sector looking to find
support and gain information on how to have their voices heard in the
Internet community and ICANN. More information regarding terms and
conditions, as well as eligibility is available online at
http://www.icann.org/en/fellowships/ or email at
fellowships at icann.orgregarding any questions about this process or

The Fellowship program will assist in covering airfare, hotel and a stipend
for those individuals selected to participate in this ICANN meeting.
Recipients will be expected to actively participate in and contribute to
ICANN processes, both at the meeting and in the future. As always,
registration for ICANN’s meetings is free for anyone wanting to attend.

*What Is ICANN?*

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into
your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so
computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique
identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one
global Internet.

ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation
with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet
secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops
policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it
doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role
of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the
expansion and evolution of the Internet.
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