ICANN Meeting – Meet the Domain Industry
The ICANN members meet three times a year. During the ICANN meetings, many topics concerning the Internet and the Internet Governance as well as the concrete work of ICANN are discussed in workshops and open forums, also via remote access. These topics include, but are not limited to, DNS stability and security, the protection of intellectual property on the Internet, political developments affecting the Internet, or the creation of new top level domains. The participation in ICANN meetings, which usually take three to five days, is open to anyone interested and is free of charge.
ICANN – What is it?
ICANN is the abbreviation for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a non-profit organization that, as the highest Internet authority, creates the foundations for managing top level domains and regulates technical aspects of the Internet. Through the domain name system (DNS) ICANN ensures that domain names and IP addresses are assinged only once worldwide. ICANN also coordinates the registration of the gTLDs, which it has delegated to subordinate registries.