ICANN to Convene Annual Asia/Pacific Regional Registry/Registrar Event
On 26-27 August 2010, ICANN and its gTLD registration services providers will meet in Tokyo, Japan. Regional events, which ICANN has convened annually in Asia/Pacific, Europe and North America since 2006, 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:
• New RAA Implementation
• Developments in Contractual Compliance
• Developments in GNSO Policy Initiatives
• Developments in Security Initiatives
• Registry Transition Procedures
• Terminated Registrar Transition Process
These regional events are distinguished from the regular international ICANN meetings in that they are not structured to influence policy development, but as an opportunity to exchange information. 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.
While this occasion is presented as a regional event, ICANN is making it available to ICANN-accredited registrars and gTLD registries located around the globe that may have a regional or business interest in attending. Space is limited, so 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.