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ICANN72 Prep Week Schedule Now Available

27 September 2021

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the ICANN72 Prep Week schedule of 12 sessions to prepare the ICANN community for the ICANN72 Virtual Annual General Meeting taking place 25-28 October 2021.

ICANN72 Prep Week will be 12-14 October 2021. Sessions will be conducted in English and will feature remote simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish. To attend the sessions, please register for ICANN72. After registering, you will receive two emails:

  • Registration confirmation
  • Login information to view the ICANN72 website

Once you log into the ICANN72 website, you will be able to sign up for sessions. The schedule will display in your local time, based on the time set for your device where you view the ICANN72 website. Please note that participation links will be available 24 hours prior to session start times. Session materials and recordings will be available on the ICANN72 website as well.

Date Time ICANN72 Prep Week Session

Tuesday, 12  October 2021

16:00-17:00 UTC

ICANN Reviews and Implementation Status Update

18:00-19:00 UTC

ICANN72 Fellowship Program and NextGen@ICANN Program Participants Meet with the ICANN Board

20:00-21:00 UTC

Generic Names Supporting Organization Policy Update

21:30-23:00 UTC

ICANN Org Risk Management Framework Update

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

16:00-17:30 UTC

Planning and Prioritization Update

18:00-19:00 UTC

What to Expect during ICANN72: A Guide for Newcomers

20:00-21:00 UTC

ICANN Nominating Committee Update

21:30-23:00 UTC

Global Public Interest Framework: An Update

Thursday, 14 October 2021

16:00-17:30 UTC

Policy Update

18:00-19:00 UTC

Root Zone Label Generation Rules Update

20:00-21:00 UTC

Domain Name System Security Facilitation Initiative – Technical Study Group (DSFI-TSG) Update

21:30-22:30 UTC

Contractual Compliance Update


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.