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NextGen@ICANN68 Application Round Is Now Open

16 December 2019

LOS ANGELES – 16 December 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched the application round for those interested in participating in the ICANN68 Public Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, through the NextGen@ICANN program. ICANN68 will take place from 22 June to 25 June 2020. The application round will remain open until 24 January 2020. Successful candidates will be announced on the ICANN website on 24 February 2020. 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.