Between 18th-22nd October 2015, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be holding its 54th public meeting, ICANN 54, in Dublin, at The Convention Centre.
ICANN is a non-profit responsible for the global coordination of the Internet’s unique identifier and its mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet.
ISPAI is a strong supporter of ICANN 54, particularly as this public meeting will be taking place at a pivotal moment in the history of both ICANN and Internet Governance.
The autumn of 2015 is the target date for the US Government transition of its stewardship of the IANA functions. This means an independent ICANN with the Internet’s global multi-stakeholder community directly in charge of the growth and sustainability of the Internet’s underlying architecture.
The ICANN public meetings provide a platform where global DNS (domain name system) policies and procedures get agreed, as well as the opportunity for plenty of business to be done in the margins. ICANN meetings offer a variety of sessions such as workshops, open forums, and working meetings on the development and implementation of Internet policies.
ICANN has made available a Beginner’s Guide to Participating in ICANN designed to provide you with the tools and resources you need to be an effective participant in ICANN’s community-based policy-making process.
Other practical Guides are available here.
If you wish to attend ICANN 54 in Dublin, we strongly recommend you to pre-register online.You can also find a list of registered attendees on the ICANN’s website.