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ICANN Leaders to Brief Internet Governance Forum Attendees in Azerbaijan

01-Nov-2012 | Source : | Visits : 8035
LOS ANGELES, CA - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé and Board Chair Dr. Stephen Crocker will join other ICANN executives in conducting an ‘Open Forum’ session at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting, November 6-9, in Baku, Azerbaijan, a press release by the Corporation stated. 

During the session, ICANN leaders will brief attendees on a wide variety of issues, from the increased efforts to internationalize the non-profit organization, to the status of the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program. 

“The IGF meeting in Baku will afford us a fantastic opportunity to talk further with the broad Internet community about our global stakeholder engagement initiatives,” said CEO Chehadé. “It also allows us a chance to work hand-in-hand with other key organizations in the Internet ecosystem.” 

ICANN will join with the Packet Clearing House (PCH) to conduct a session explaining the technology and practices required for successful Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) deployment for country code top-level domain (ccTLD) operators. 

During another session, “The Multi-stakeholder Model and the Evolving gTLD Space,” ICANN will team up with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to provide an update on the current status of the new gTLD program and its evaluation process. The session will also highlight potential opportunities for the introduction of top-level domains in multiple languages and scripts, and how they can contribute to the development of a more inclusive, and multi-lingual Internet.
“We’ve been an active participant in IGF meetings for the last six years,” said Board Chair Dr. Stephen Crocker. “But with our increased emphasis on internationalization and collaboration with other Internet organizations, we are particularly looking forward to the Baku meeting.” 

To learn more about the IGF meeting in Azerbaijan, go here: 

ICANN’s mission is to ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one global Internet. ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers. ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet. For more information please visit:

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