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At the joint meeting of ICANN’s advisory committees and supporting organizations in Sydney, a number of core issues and corresponding possible solutions were discussed and pulled into a summary document. We have put that document out in a radically different public comment period to allow for as much community discussion and collaboration as possible. The […]


Briefing Note – Overall Summary of the Sydney Meeting

by Kieren McCarthy on July 30, 2009

This briefing note is also published on the Sydney meeting site at and linked to on the front page of that site. What was it? ICANN’s 35th international public meeting is the first of three held annually to conduct policy development and outreach. It was hosted by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names […]

Sydney Gala photos up

by Kieren McCarthy on July 24, 2009

We have posted photos taken at the Sydney Gala last month. You should be able to see them in a slideshow below. You can also see them and download them directly from Flickr by following this link. Click on the photo you want, click “All Sizes” and you are able to download it in a […]


Register now for remote participation

by Kieren McCarthy on June 19, 2009

Following a very successful experiment at the last meeting in Mexico City with remote participation, we have expanded its use to the main room for the Sydney meeting. We are using Adobe’s Connect software which will allow people to see everything going on in a particular session in one screen: live video, live audio, a […]


The Public Participation Board Committee (PPC) is holding a public meeting on Wednesday in Sydney at 9am. In order to get the most out of that session, a backgrounder documents covering the topics that the Committee has been working on has been published. Those topics are: Status reports Document deadlines Language Calendar of meetings For […]

Thème de la séance de discussion ACSO, Sydney

by Kieren McCarthy on June 15, 2009

La séance ACSO prévue le lundi 22 juin 2009 à Sydney se concentrera sur le thème suivant : ————– Améliorations institutionnelles Les rôles et les responsabilités des comités consultatifs (AC), des organisations de soutien (SO), du personnel chargé des politiques et du Conseil d’administration dans le cadre des processus de l’ICANN : la situation actuelle […]


La sesión de Comités Asesores y Organizaciones Auxiliares (ACSO) que se celebrará el lunes 22 de junio de 2009 en Sídney, se enfocará sobre el siguiente tema: ————– Mejoras Institucionales Los roles y responsabilidades de los Comités Asesores (ACs), Organizaciones Auxiliares (SOs), Personal de Políticas y Junta Directiva, en los procesos de la Corporación para […]

ICANN in your pocket

by Francesco Cetraro on June 11, 2009

In just a few days, hundreds of people from all over the world will reach Sydney to participate in the upcoming 35th ICANN Meeting. Many interesting discussions and important decisions will involve people with many different backgrounds, areas of expertise, opinions and expectations. Probably one of the few things they will all have in common […]


Sydney meeting guide

by Kieren McCarthy on June 10, 2009

Each meeting, we provide a guide that provides basic information for all attendees. The guide features information about the venue, the main topics of the conference, information about how to participate, the lowdown on social events, pictures of the Board and chairs, emergency details, and lots more. The meeting guide is printed and included into […]

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Growing Pains and the Gandi Survey

by Brad White on June 9, 2009

As part of my job at ICANN… I have to read a lot of news clips. This morning, one headline in particular caught my eye: “Domain changes coming”. It was from Reuters and started: “Two thirds of businesses are unaware they will be able to use their own name in place of domain extensions such […]