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Join the Second Iteration of ICANN for Beginners: An Introduction Webinar

22 March 2023

After a successful first run, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be holding a second iteration of the "ICANN for Beginners: An Introduction" webinar.

The webinar is tailored to those new to ICANN and will give a high-level overview of how the Internet works, what ICANN is, what its role in the Internet infrastructure is, and why and how participants get involved in ICANN.

"ICANN for Beginners: An Introduction" is part of the new ICANN for Beginners Virtual Program, which comprises a series of interactive webinars that provide participants an overview of the global Internet ecosystem. The program also offers guidance  on how newcomers can join the global community and help shape Internet governance.

Moderated by experienced ICANN organization staff members, the program aims to broaden participants' knowledge about, and foster participation in ICANN.

How to participate:

Participating is easy, free, and open to all. No prior technical or Internet governance experience is necessary. "ICANN for Beginners: An Introduction" will be held during two time slots (You only need to register for one of the webinars.):

  • 25 April 2023 at 1400 UTC
    Click here to register.

  • 26 April 2023 at 0600 UTC
    Click here to register.

Closing date for registration: 24 April 2023. The webinars are in English only. Recordings will be posted here after the webinars.

For inquiries, please email: beginners@icann.org.


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.