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Inviting You to ICANN57 in Hyderabad!



ICANN57 will be held in Hyderabad, India, from 3–9 November 2016. Together with Samiran Gupta, Head of India, and the Asia Pacific Hub team, I welcome you to Hyderabad!

We are very excited about this second ICANN Public Meeting to be hosted in India. The first, ICANN31, was held in February 2008 in New Delhi. 

Currently, over 462 million people in India are connected to the Internet. This number may seem huge, but it represents only 34% of the country’s population. It’s no surprise that we expect many of the next billion Internet users to come from India!

With India’s support of the multistakeholder model of Internet governance, ICANN57 presents an opportunity for ICANN’s global community. We hope to strengthen our connections with India’s multistakeholders as we work together to maintain a stable, secure and interoperable Internet for the benefit of all.

Hyderabad – nicknamed “Cyberabad” – is home to top international and Indian information technology companies. Hyderabad is the capital of India’s newest state, Telengana, which was established in June 2014. But for history buffs, the city of Hyderabad, situated on the banks of the Musi river, was founded in 1589 by the Qutub Shahi dynasty. Hyderabad’s uniqueness is that the ancient and the modern blend seamlessly. From the late 1990s, Hyderabad started gaining prominence as a center for the information technology industry, and has grown to earn its nickname.

We look forward to meeting you in Hyderabad!


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    Qazi Mohd Maaz  04:31 UTC on 12 July 2016

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    Dr T Hanuman Chowdary  00:49 UTC on 14 July 2016

    I am most delighted that my city Hyderabad whose I.T company region had been officially named Cyberabad is playing host to the ICANN57 conference in November. I was associated as I.T Advisor to the Chief Minister Sri Chandra Babu Naidu in building and emergence of Hyderabad as a great I.T city with more than 1000 companies and about 400,000 I.T professionals. How do I register and what are the registration fees and are Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Mr. Vint Cerf participating in the Meet and can I have their addresses as I am getting some universities to confer Doctorates upon these two great Internet personalities.- Dr T.H.Chowdary

    Kshitij Thakur  02:29 UTC on 17 July 2016

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    Lin Lin  01:53 UTC on 11 August 2016

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    Minumulaabhishek  05:32 UTC on 01 November 2016

    Can u tell me how to register for the Icann which is held in Hyderabad

    Liana Teo  11:59 UTC on 01 November 2016

    Hello everyone, you can register for ICANN57 at this link: The meeting starts from 3 - 9 November with the Opening Ceremony on 5 Nov. More information can be found here: Looking forward to welcoming all of you! Cheers!

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