[AfrICANN-discuss] IGF: ICANN Open Forum 29 September @ 11:am @ UNON

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 21:33:03 SAST 2011


*IGF Meeting – 2011*

*Nairobi, Kenya*

*29 September 2011*

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*ICANN Open Forum*

*Hear the latest on new gTLDs, IDNs and DNSSEC***

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*The *Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an
internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility
for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier
assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name
system management, and root server system management functions. As a
private-public partnership, ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational
stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad
representation of global Internet communities; and to developing policy
appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.


The purpose of this session is to update IGF participants on ICANN’s recent
work, and progress made in areas pertaining to its mission, particularly in
relation to:

·                 New gTLD program

·                 DNSSEC deployment

·                 IDN ccTLDs

*Participants *
Representatives from a diverse range of stakeholder groups will participate
in the open forum. This will include but will not be limited to: government
representatives, businesses, registries and registrars, intellectual
property experts, Internet end-users, and technical experts.


   - Rod Beckstrom, ICANN President and CEO
   - Steve Crocker, Chairman of ICANN Board
   - Katim Touray, Board Director
   - Alice Munyua, GAC representative of Kenya ­

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