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ICANN to Convene Annual Europe Regional Registry/Registrar Event

28 March 2011
By Craig Schwartz

On 12-13 May 2011, ICANN and its gTLD registration services providers will meet in Munich, Germany. Regional events are a chance for ICANN staff and representatives from gTLD registries and ICANN-accredited registrars to meet informally to discuss topics important to our industry and business relationships. Some of the anticipated agenda items are:

  • Registrar Training per the 2009 RAA
  • Developments in DNSSEC
  • Developments in Contractual Compliance
  • Developments in GNSO Policy Initiatives
  • Developments in DNS Abuse Mitigation Efforts

The regional event model was introduced in 2006 as an educational opportunity for ICANN and its contracted parties to share information about registry and registrar operations within the domain name industry. The events largely have focused on the policies and procedures registration service providers are obligated to implement and enforce as a result of either their contract with ICANN or with one another. Regional events are distinguished from the regular international ICANN meetings in that they are not structured for example to influence policy development. These periodic regional events enable more people from local registrars to meet ICANN staff and get to understand ICANN better, to better appreciate compliance and policy issues, and to interact with peers and gTLD registries. As ICANN has done for previous regional events, all presentation materials will be published on the ICANN website after the event.

Similar to the regional event in Tokyo last August, the event is available to ICANN-accredited registrars and gTLD registries located around the globe that may have a regional or business interest in attending. Registration for the event will be available shortly and because space is limited interested registrars and registries are asked to pre-register. Others who may be interested in becoming an ICANN-accredited registrar or gTLD registry and wish to attend as observers should contact regionalevents@icann.org for details.


Craig Schwartz