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ICANN Concludes Sucessful Meeting In New Delhi
ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has today completed its 31st international public meeting in New Delhi. After 5 days of discussions and forums about the future of the Internet ICANN is hailing it as a big success.
"These meetings are vital to ICANN's model of bottom-up, consensus driven policy making in action," said Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN's Board Chairman.
The meeting saw over 720 participants from 76 countries including 290 from India (the host country) and has helped ICANN move forward on a number of issues
The ICANN board passed a number of resolutions at the meeting, including:
- • Directing staff to continue implementation work on New generic top-level domains, inform the GNSO and the public on progress made in implementation efforts, discuss some issues raised by the staff and Board regarding implementation with the GNSO Council, and provide information to the Board in a timely manner to enable the Board to discuss the recommendations and implementation issues and quickly determine a course of action for the introduction new gTLDs, with staff to provide an update at the Board workshop on 17 April 2008;
- • Asking ICANN's Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees to continue their ongoing collaborative efforts and commitment to recommend a course of action to the Board in a timely manner;
- • Have ICANN deploy IPv6 across its infrastructure and provide regular feedback to the community on progress and lessons learned;
- • Approval of the Framework and Principles on Accountability and Transparency;
"Today is the final day for public input to the midterm review, so I encourage everyone to make their voice heard," Dengate Thrush added. "We also want to extend thanks on behalf of the entire community to our hosts from the Indian Government's Department of Information Technology and from the National Internet Exchange of India," said Dr Paul Twomey, ICANN's President and CEO. " India has many lessons to offer in the IT realm – and especially in the work to develop IDNs. Hearing about these lessons and experiences has helped everyone move forward and build a multilingual Internet."