ICANN Announcements

Read ICANN Announcements to stay informed of the latest policymaking activities, regional events, and more.

ICANN Meetings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 23-27 March 2003

26 February 2003

ICANN's next round of meetings will be held 23-27 March 2003, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The meetings are free to attend, and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development process. You can take part in these meetings by attending in person, by taking part in the webcast and remote participation opportunities, and by joining one of the various ICANN-related mailing lists.

ICANN thanks the members of the local host committee, The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGIBR), that is representing the Brazilian Internet community in hosting the meetings. The committee maintains a web site at <http://www.icann.org.br/rio/> with the latest information about accommodations, visa information, sponsorship opportunities, and social and cultural activities.


The March 23-27 meetings will be held at the Hotel Sofitel Rio de Janeiro. Special room rates have been arranged by the local host committee for attendees at the ICANN meetings.

Schedule and Agenda

The current schedule and agenda for the meetings is as follows:

Sunday, 23 March 2003

  • Governmental Advisory Committee Meeting (all day)
  • ccTLD Managers' Meeting (all day)

Monday, 24 March 2003

  • GNSO Constituency Meetings (various times)
  • Governmental Advisory Committee Meeting (all day)
  • ccTLD Managers' Meeting (all day)

Tuesday, 25 March 2003

  • ICANN Public Forum, Part I (09:00 - 12:00)
    • ENUM Tutorial
    • Reports
  • GNSO Council Meeting (14:00 - 17:00)
  • Governmental Advisory Committee Meeting (all day)
  • ccTLD Managers' Meeting (all day)

Wednesday, 26 March 2003

  • ICANN Public Forum, Part II (08:30 - 18:00)
    • Reports, continued
    • Internationalized Domain Names
    • Country-Code Names Supporting Organization Structure
    • ICANN Preliminary Budget for 2003-2004
    • Inter-Registrar Transfer Policies (GNSO Recommendation)
    • Whois Accuracy and Bulk Access (GNSO Recommentation)
    • Form of and Process for Request for Proposals for Additional Sponsored Top-Level Domains

Thursday, 27 March 2003

  • ICANN Board meeting (beginning at 08:30)

Background Materials

Background materials will be posted as they become available and will be linked from the agenda posted at <http://www.icann.org/riodejaneiro/>. Updates to the schedule and agenda will also be linked from that web page.