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Updated: ICANN Meeting 41 Fellowship Application Round Extended One Week | Program Ensures Global Representation at ICANN's Public Meetings

14 January 2011

Updated: 28 February 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is extending the deadline for accepting applications to the June ICANN 41 meeting until 6 March 00:00 UTC due to a venue location change.

MARINA DEL REY, California: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is launching the 13th round of the Fellowship program applications for its 41st Public Meeting to be held in Singapore on 19-24 June 2011.

Priority in selection is given to applicants who are current residents of developing and least developed nations and interested in participating in ICANN and its supporting organizations and constituencies, or are representatives in the Business, Academic and Private sector looking to find support and gain information on how to have their voices heard in the Internet community and ICANN. More information regarding terms and conditions, as well as eligibility is available online at http://www.icann.org/en/fellowships/ or email at fellowships@icann.org regarding any questions about this process or program.

The Fellowship program will assist in covering airfare, hotel and a stipend for those individuals selected to participate in this ICANN meeting. Recipients will be expected to actively participate in and contribute to ICANN processes, both at the meeting and in the future. As always, registration for ICANN’s meetings is free for anyone wanting to attend.

What Is ICANN?

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one global Internet.

ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.