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ICANN Publishes Findings of ICANN59 Community Feedback and By the Numbers Reports

25-Jul-2017 | Source : ICANN | Visits : 5290
LOS ANGELES - ICANN published the results of the ICANN59 participant survey, and the technical, demographic, and attendance statistics. According to ICANN, there are two reports – the Community Feedback report and the By the Numbers report. These reports summarize our findings from ICANN's second Public Forum Meeting of the new meeting strategy. These reports are part of ICANN's commitment to transparency.

By the Numbers Report highlights include:

1,353 checked-in participants, with 498 listing their region as Africa
33% of attendees participating for the first time
236 sessions held, for a total of 423 hours
Top three sessions by attendance: 

1. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its Potential Impact: Looking for Practical Solutions
2. Cross-Community Discussion on Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services (RDS) Policy Requirements
3. Who Sets ICANN's Priorities?
39,729 schedule website page views
8.2 terabytes of data as network traffic
Our goal is to improve on the feedback and statistics we collect, and to look for trends by comparing meeting data over time. Learning about trends gives us greater insights into how we are meeting the needs of attendees, and informs the kinds of changes we need to make.

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.

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