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Update Los Angeles North America Registry Registrar Meeting

22 May 2012
By Karla Valente

ICANN is making available the presentations and recordings of the North America Registry Registrar session that took place in Los Angeles 17-18 of May 2012. Although the event is tailored to regional ICANN-accredited registrars and gTLD registries, a good number of observers also attended. We had almost 80 attendees in person and around 30 remote participants.

These 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. These events happen regularly and in different locations around the world. Previous events, for example, took place in Tokyo, Munich, Toronto, and Rome. It is a great opportunity to exchange ideas, learn and network.

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 have been largely 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.

These regional events are distinguished from the regular international ICANN meetings in that they are not structured, for example, to influence policy development. If you are interested in the policy development and a broader interaction with ICANN stakeholders, please join the upcoming ICANN Meeting in Prague in June this year.

Agenda 17 May 2012 Sessions

Schedule Thursday [PDF, 1.09 MB]

Presentations 17 May 2012 Sessions

Session Presentation

Overview of GNSO Policy development

Registry and Registrar Liaison Support Brainstorm Session

Recent Activity at ICANN Security

New gTLD Recap

Operational Readiness for New gTLDs

Contractual Compliance Update

Agenda 18 May 2012 Sessions

Schedule Friday [PDF, 1.09 MB]

Presentations May 18 Sessions

Session Presentation

SAC 051 Roadmap Update (Whois Protocol replacement)

Registrar onboarding

Registrar stakeholder Group

Registry stakeholder Group

Registrar Training Program and Other Initiatives

ICANN budget

IDN update

Universal Acceptance

We thank all attendees and remote participants for a productive event. We value your feedback. The next regional meeting has not yet been scheduled. Information about future sessions will be made available in the future.

Registry and Registrar ICANN teams


Karla Valente