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ICANN57 Hyderabad Press Resource Page

Update: Read the ICANN57 Press Release in the 5 UN + PT languages here. You can find the recording of the Press Conference here.

Welcome to ICANN57 in Hyderabad, India! If you are a journalist and attending the ICANN57 meeting in Hyderabad, please take note of the following:

  • Do pre-register for the event here and collect your Press badge on-site.
  • There will be seats marked for press at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, 5 November from 9am – 10.30am IST. Look out for our signages or ushers.
  • For camera crews attending the Opening Ceremony, we will have risers at the back/side of the conference so please bring along your long lens to film the ceremony.
  • The Press Conference is on Saturday, 5 November from 11am – 11.45am IST at room MR 1.03:
    • Link to Adobe Connect:
      • Upon logging into Adobe Connect, a pop up window will provide you the option to Dial Out to your Phone. Enter your Phone Number (Remember to change the Country Code if needed).
      • After joining the call, as a courtesy to others and the presenters, please MUTE your phone. This can be done by selecting *6 on your keypad. To UNMUTE select *6 again.
    • If you are unable to log into Adobe Connect and can only join via phone:
      • List of International Dial In Numbers is here
      • Participant Passcode: 548 253 3641
    • A Press Room is available for your use: "Granite V" is located on 1st Floor of Novotel Hotel

Online Resources

Press releases and Media Advisories

Events of Journalistic Interest [PDF, 48 KB]

Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 44 KB]

Executive Biographies

Executive Photo Sets

ICANN57 Photos

Media Contacts

Liana Teo
Head of Communications
Asia Pacific (APAC)
Mobile: +65 9796 5500
Twitter: @liana_teo

Fiona Aw
Global Communications Coordinator
Mobile: +65 9113 6621
Twitter: @fiona_awyx

Domain Name System
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