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Looking Ahead to ICANN75

31 August 2022
By David Olive

The ICANN75 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a time for collaboration, education, transition, and celebration.

The ICANN community will discuss the accuracy of generic top-level domain registration data, Internationalized Domain Names, Universal Acceptance, and other priority topics in various stages of policy and advice development. A plenary session, proposed and developed by the ICANN community, will explore Internet fragmentation and the Domain Name System. I invite you to join and encourage you to prepare for these sessions by attending the Policy Update on Thursday, 8 September, at 16:00–17:30 UTC during ICANN75 Prep Week. The ICANN75 Policy Outlook Report will also be available soon.

Educational opportunities available during the AGM include Tech Day, the Domain Name System Security Extensions and Security Workshop, an information session about the Root Server System, and a presentation about recent publications of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee. The At-Large and Governmental Advisory Committees will dedicate capacity-building time for their members, and ICANN community groups will hold joint sessions with the ICANN Board. The AGM will also host membership sessions for the constituencies and stakeholder groups of the Generic Names Supporting Organization.

The AGM will feature the annual ICANN Community Leader Recognition Program, honoring 48 ICANN community leaders for their terms of service. Some ICANN community groups have elected new chairs who will begin their terms at the end of ICANN75. Others are in the process of doing so or will do so before the end of the year. The ICANN Board also looks forward to presenting the Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building in person for the first time since its launch.

As you can see, the upcoming AGM has a lot to offer. Whether you are an experienced ICANN community member, an occasional participant, or a newcomer, I look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur or online.


David Olive

David Olive