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ICANN Meetings Open in Argentina 4-8 April 2005

4 April 2005

ICANN welcomes the Internet Community to Mar del Plata, in Argentina. This is ICANN's 22nd international public meeting and the fourth to be held in Latin America. These meetings constitute an essential part of ICANN's global consensus-development and outreach efforts.

ICANN's agenda for open participatory meetings address issues concerning all Internet stakeholders. They include:

  • DNS Security
  • Domain Name Hijacking
  • The World Summit on Information Society
  • Regional At-Large meetings with user groups from across Latin America
  • Whois Policy Development
  • Deployment of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs)

The public meeting of ICANN's International Board of Directors will take place on Friday 8 April. Items that the ICANN Board will review include:

  • AfriNIC Application for Recognition as Regional Internet Registry
  • Corporate Governance Principles and Guidelines
  • IANA Policy For Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries
  • The Designation of New Sponsored Top-Level Domains (sTLDs)
  • Proposed Change to ICANN Bylaws Regarding New ASO MoU
  • Proposed Change to ICANN Bylaws Regarding Number of GNSO Council Representatives

ICANN is extremely grateful to CABASE, the hosts for this meeting in Argentina, for all their support and the work going into providing this venue in Mar del Plata. Addressing these meetings will be Patricio Seoane, CABASE President, and Arquitecto Daniel Katz, Sr. Intendente de la Ciudad de Mar del Plata, who will officially open the ICANN meeting.

For a full schedule of events please review: http://www.icann.org/meetings/mardelplata/#ScheduleandAgenda

All main Auditorium meeting will be Webcast (denoted by an asterisk in the on-line agenda above), remote participation is welcome. To send questions to the Board of Directors or if you have questions or comments related to the meeting, please send an email to argentina@icann.org

A teleconference press conference is scheduled for 12:00-13:00 (local time) on Tuesday, 5 April. Participation details are available upon request. For all other press inquiries please email press@icann.org