AGENDA – ICANN Open Morning – Roundtable Discussion & Lunch
10:00 – 14:00, Friday, 16 February 2007
Venue: Scotland House, (8th floor) 6 rond point Schuman, Bt. 5, Brussels 1040
10:00 – 12:30 Presentations and Roundtable Discussion
Welcome and Introduction
ICANN introduction; key items for Europe on the ICANN Lisbon meeting agenda (26–30 March 2007).
~ Denise Michel, Vice President, Policy Development, ICANN
Overview of ICANN
ICANN’s mission, structure, and activities; why ICANN is important to the Internet’s users and suppliers.
~ Mouhammet Diop, CEO, Next.sn, Senegal, and former member of ICANN’s Board of Directors
Introduction of New Top Level Domains
ICANN is creating a process for introducing new generic top level domain names (gTLDs) (e.g. .info, .travel) and is seeking input to help ensure the process meets the global Internet communities’ needs.
~ Liz Williams, Senior Policy Counselor, ICANN
Internationalised Domain Names (IDN)
ICANN is addressing a myriad of issues involved in the introduction of domain names in different scripts and languages.
~ Werner Staub, Secretariat of Council of Registrars (CORE), and member of the GNSO IDN Working Group
Possible Changes in the Whois Database
ICANN is considering proposals for a new policy on the use of contact data in the Whois system, which provides public access to data on registered domain names.
~ Maria Farrell, GNSO Policy Officer, ICANN
European Stakeholders’ Involvement in ICANN
ICANN benefits from the involvement and leadership of Europe’s business, Internet provider and user communities and governmental organizations; more participation and leadership opportunities are available
~ Grant Forsyth, Head of Global Interconnection, Commercial, Legal & Regulatory , BT Global Services
~ Giovanni Seppia, Regional Liaison, Europe, ICANN
Questions & Answers – Round Table Discussion
Anne Rachel Inné, Regional Liaison, Africa, ICANN
12:30 – 14:00
Networking Lunch hosted by ICANN