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Seoul meeting briefing note

by Kieren McCarthy on November 6, 2009

Briefing Note – Overall Summary of the Seoul Meeting What was it? ICANN’s 36th international public meeting was the last of three held annually to conduct policy development and outreach. It was hosted by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and KISA(Korea Internet & Security Agency), a public agency that plays a […]

Seoul opening ceremony – Funtwo rocks!

by Kieren McCarthy on October 26, 2009


Seoul public forum topics and times

by Kieren McCarthy on October 19, 2009

The public forum in Seoul will take place on Thursday 29 October. You can find the latest information on the session webpage at Session goals and outcomes: The public forum is the community’s opportunity to make comments on the main topics in front of ICANN at each meeting directly to the Board and in […]

If you are a regular ICANN community member, it is likely you are currently feeling overwhelmed by the amount of material that has appeared in the past week. So here is a quick guide to help make sense of it all. Sections are: JPA/Affirmation Applicant Guidebook/new gTLDs Fast Track/IDNs Public comment periods Seoul meeting And […]


Asia-Pacific Registry/Registrar Regional Gathering Concluded

by Craig Schwartz on September 15, 2008

On 10-11 September 2008, ICANN hosted its third Asia/Pacific regional gathering in Seoul, Korea. The regional gathering approach to broadening participation in the ICANN process for gTLD registries and ICANN-accredited registrars was first introduced in February 2005 in Brussels, Belgium. And, since that time, ICANN has conducted annually three outreach events – one each in the Asia/Pacific, Europe and North America regions. As the participation in the community continues to expand to all parts of the world, ICANN anticipates adjusting the model to include other areas such as Latin America/Caribbean Islands, South America, Africa and the Middle East.


The Future of the Internet – YouTubery in action

by Kieren McCarthy on June 2, 2008

There is a large OECD ministerial meeting in Seoul later this month (and just a week before the ICANN Paris meeting), that has as its title: “The Future of the Internet Economy”.

The technical community – including ICANN – is hosting a one-day conference prior to the two-day ministerial proper, where the world’s most powerful governments will look at what the future of this network is: the possibilities and the threats; the creative and the criminal; and the lessons learnt as well as the best policy approaches going forward. ICANN will be represented by CEO Paul Twomey. And Vint Cerf will also be there to provide his insights.