The last time an ICANN meeting was held in Japan was in the year 2000, for ICANN06. Quite a lot has changed since then, but the intention of these meetings remains the same – to come together to find solutions to some of the most challenging issues impacting the Internet and its system of unique identifiers.
If you’re a newcomer to ICANN’s Public Meetings, ICANN64 offered a great opportunity to learn, explore, and interact with other fellow community members.
One of the high-interest sessions at the ICANN64 focused on the future of the multistakeholder model of governance. There’s also an inclusion of Strategic Objective 2 in the Draft ICANN Strategic Plan for FY 2021-2025, “Improve the effectiveness of ICANN’s multistakeholder model of governance.” The ICANN Board organized this session to continue the conversation with the community.
At Kobe, ICANN payed a tribute to the folks that help make the Internet accessible in all languages.
The community outreach for local ISPs also kicked off with ISPCP and Japan Internet Service Providers Association (JAIPA). They discussed issues impacting the future technical developments for ISPs and ICANN’s role.
At-Large APRALO held their monthly meeting at ICANN64 with a packed agenda item, providing updates on activities, outreach activities, hot topics, and more. APRALO agreed to include IDNs and Universal Acceptance as outreach topics to end-users.
The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASTG) is a community-based team working to promote the Universal Acceptance of all valid domain names and email addresses.
Meridian Institute, the independent examiner conducting the ICANN ccNSO Review, presented an overview of findings to the community at ICANN64. Listen to their recording here.
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