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ICANN73 Prep Week Schedule Now Available

7 February 2022

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the ICANN73 Prep Week schedule. Prep Week consists of 12 sessions to prepare the ICANN community for the ICANN73 Virtual Community Forum taking place 7–10 March 2022.

ICANN73 Prep Week will take place 22–24 February 2022. Sessions will be conducted in English and will feature remote simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. To attend any of the sessions, please register for ICANN73. After registering, you will receive two emails:

  • Registration confirmation
  • Login information to view the ICANN73 website

Once you log in to the ICANN73 website, you will be able to sign up for sessions. The schedule will display in your local time, based on the time set on the device you use to view the ICANN73 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 ICANN73 website as well.

Date Time ICANN73 Prep Week Session
Tuesday 22 February 2022 13:00–14:00 UTC Internationalized Domain Names Program Update
15:00–16:00 UTC Joint Session: ICANN Board, Fellows, and NextGen@ICANN Program Participants
17:00–18:00 UTC What to Expect During ICANN73: A Guide for Newcomers
18:30–20:00 UTC Generic Names Supporting Organization Policy Update
Wednesday 23 February 2022 13:00–14:30 UTC Universal Acceptance Update
15:00–16:00 UTC Knowledge-sharing and Instantiating Norms for DNS and Naming Security (KINDNS) Update
17:00–18:00 UTC Contractual Compliance Update
18:30–20:00 UTC 10th Anniversary of the New gTLD Program: A Conversation With the Operators
Thursday 24 February 2022 13:00–14:30 UTC Policy Update
15:00–16:30 UTC Reviews and Implementation Status Update
17:00–18:00 UTC Fiscal Year 2023 Planning Update
18:30–20:00 UTC Nominating Committee Review Implementation Working Group


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.