Global Internet Stakeholders to Convene in Singapore for ICANN's 52nd Public Meeting

3 February 2015

Singapore… The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will convene its 52nd Public Meeting in Singapore, from February 9th to 12th.

The meeting will bring together stakeholders from around the globe to discuss what the future of the Internet may look like in light of last year's announcement that the United States (U.S.) government will transition stewardship of the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community.

Former Senior Advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton, Ira Magaziner, and Singapore's Minister of Communications and Information, Dr. Yaacob bin Ibrahim, will address attendees at the meeting's opening ceremony. Details are provided below.

In the afternoon, ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé will join Board Chair Dr. Stephen D. Crocker, Global Domains Division President Akram Atallah and Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific (APAC) Yu-Chuang Kuek in responding to journalists' questions during an international news conference. They will address a wide range of issues, including the current status of the IANA stewardship transition and the continued delegation of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs).

Journalists who are unable to attend the Singapore meeting are encouraged to participate remotely via a live web stream or an international toll-free telephone connection. The details for connecting are provided below.

A recording of the news conference will be posted to the press page of the ICANN web site (http://www.icann.org/en/news/press) after the event.

To see the full schedule of events and meetings taking place during ICANN52 in Singapore, go to http://singapore52.icann.org/en/schedule-full.

Registration for ICANN52 is available on-site or at https://registration.icann.org/.

Details of the News Conference: 

WHAT: News Conference

WHO: Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO, Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the Board of Directors, Akram Atallah, President of ICANN's Global Domains Division, and Yu-Chuang Kuek, Vice President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific (APAC).

WHEN: Monday, 9 February 13:00 P.M. – 14:00 P.M. SGT (0500 – 0600 UTC)

WHERE: Morrison Room, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore

OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists from around the world can participate in the news conference via remote access.

  • A live webcast may be accessed at https://icann.adobeconnect.com/sin52-press/.

  • Telephone access may be obtained by dialling an international access number obtained from this list http://goo.gl/arhucw. The toll free access number in the U.S. is +1 (719) 457-6209.  Once you have reached the conferencing center, dial 364 624 6532.

Details of the Welcome Ceremony: 

WHAT: Welcome Ceremony and President's Opening Session

WHO: Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO, and Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the Board of Directors

WHEN: Monday, 9 February 08:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. SGT (0030 – 0200 UTC)

WHERE: Padang Room, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore

OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists across the globe can monitor the welcome ceremony via a live video webcast at https://icann.adobeconnect.com/sin52-padang.

Media Contacts

Liana Teo
Head of Communications, APAC
Tel: +65 6808 6669
Email: liana.teo@icann.org

James Cole
Global Media Coordinator
Washington, D.C.
Tel: +1 202 733 7598
Email: james.cole@icann.org


ICANN's mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. 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. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.