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ICANN77 Prep Week Schedule Now Available

15 May 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the ICANN77 Prep Week schedule. The schedule consists of 12 sessions to prepare the ICANN community and public for the ICANN77 Policy Forum taking place 12–15 June 2023 in Washington, D.C.

ICANN77 Prep Week will be held from Tuesday, 30 May, to Thursday, 1 June. Sessions will be conducted in English and will feature remote simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. To participate in any of the sessions, please register for ICANN77. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with additional event details.

Please visit the ICANN77 website to view the Prep Week schedule details. Remote participation information will be posted 24 hours before the start time of each session. Session materials and recordings will be posted on the ICANN77 website as they become available.

Date Time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) ICANN77 Prep Week Session
30 May
16:30-17:30 Universal Acceptance Community Update
18:00-19:30 DNS Abuse Contract Amendments Update
20:30-21:30 Implementation of Specific Reviews and Work Stream 2 Update
22:00-23:00 GNSO Policy Update
31 May
16:30-17:30 New gTLD Program Next Round Update
18:00-19:30 Planning and Finance Update
20:30-21:30 What to Expect During ICANN77
22:00-23:00 Name Collision Analysis Project Study 2 Update
1 June
16:30-17:30 Geopolitical, Legislative, and Regulatory Developments Update
18:00-19:30 Policy Update
20:30-21:30 Grant Program Update
22:00-23:00 ICANN Board Members Welcome Fellows and NextGen Participants


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.