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Schedule Posted for ICANN’s 30th International Public Meeting | Participants have six weeks to plan their ICANN meeting participation and input

14 September 2007

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: ICANN today released the schedule for its upcoming 30th International Public Meeting slated for 29 October to 2 November in Los Angeles.

“We wanted to get the schedule out well in advance of the meeting so the more than 1,000 people expected to attend can start planning their participation and be aware of the issues on the table,” said Paul Levins, Executive Office and Vice President, Corporate Affairs with ICANN. “The Los Angeles meeting is historic for ICANN – it is our 30th, it marks the end of Vint Cerf’s term as chair, will welcome ICANN’s new chair, and of course there will be discussions of major issues, including new generic top-level domains and internationalized domain names.”

“On Tuesday night ICANN will host the meeting’s tribute to Vint Cerf to thank him for eight years of volunteer service on the board, seven of those as chair,” Levins added.

The meeting, which also serves as ICANN’s 2007 annual general meeting, takes place at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport.

“If you care about the Internet, if you care that it works for you every day, then the ICANN meeting is a great place to get involved,” Levins added. “We encourage the business and technical communities as well as individuals to come along. Best of all, registration is free.”

To learn more about the meeting go to http://losangeles2007.icann.org.

To view the schedule directly go to http://losangeles2007.icann.org/schedule.

About ICANN:

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.

Media Contacts:

Jason Keenan
Media Adviser, ICANN (USA)
Ph: +1 310 382 4004
E: jason.keenan@icann.org


International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
Ph: +44 7921 588 770
E: andrew.robertson@edelman.com