ICANN Announcements

Read ICANN Announcements to stay informed of the latest policymaking activities, regional events, and more.

Join the Webinar – ICANN for Beginners: Universal Acceptance

20 June 2023

After a successful first run in January 2023, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be holding a second run of the "ICANN for Beginners: Universal Acceptance" (UA) webinar on 12 and 13 July 2023.

The webinar will introduce newcomers to the basics of UA, why it matters, and ICANN's involvement in UA. Participants will also learn how they can get involved in UA initiatives.

"ICANN for Beginners: Universal Acceptance" 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.

How to participate:

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

  • 12 July 2023 at 15:00 UTC
    Click here to register

  • 13 July 2023 at 6:00 UTC
    Click here to register

Closing date for registration is 12 July 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.