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ICANN Receives New Information Related to Security in Nairobi

12 February 2010
By Nick Ashton-Hart

Within the last 24 hours, we received an unclassified report from the United States’ Department of State related to the Kenyatta International Conference Center, the venue for our upcoming meeting.

The types of threats outlined in that communication are difficult to assess. ICANN is now reaching out to different parties in Kenya and elsewhere to better assess the situation, and of course we will share any further information with you.

In the most transparent manner possible, ICANN will continue to share information as it becomes available with you – expect further updates on community mailing lists, in this blog, and on the ICANN Nairobi meeting page.

More detailed information on the subject of security is available  on the ICANN Nairobi meeting site:

  • Further details on this specific issue is accessible at at http://nbo.icann.org/meetings/security-information-11feb10-en.htm.
  • Additional security and logistics information related to the Nairobi meeting may be found at http://nbo.icann.org/security.
  • Two teleconferences with the community were held to discuss security and logistics and the recordings of those calls (including extensive Q&A) have been published at http://nbo.icann.org/security-teleconferences.


Nick Ashton-Hart