ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN73 Participants

27 January 2022

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the individuals selected to participate in the NextGen@ICANN Program at ICANN73. An independent committee selected the NextGen@ICANN73 participants based on their current studies and interest in global policy and Internet governance. It was announced on 17 December 2021 that the ICANN73 Virtual Community Forum, originally scheduled to begin on 5 March 2022, will now be held from 7 to 10 March 2022.

The three selectees attend universities in the United States and Barbados where they study law.

NextGen@ICANN73 participants:

Jessica Starkey

American University, United States

Brian Leacock

University of the West Indies, Barbados

Luis Rolfo

American University, United States

Click here for more information about the NextGen@ICANN Program.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.