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NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN63 Is Now Open

15 May 2018

NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN63 Is Now Open

LOS ANGELES – 15 May 2018 – Today, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched the application round for those interested in participating at the ICANN63 meeting in Barcelona through the NextGen@ICANN Program. This Meeting will take place from 20–26 October 2018. The application round will remain open until 22 June 2018. Successful candidates will be announced on the ICANN website on 30 July 2018. For more information, click here.


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 not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.