[ga-icann] Re: [icann-announce] ICANN Concludes Quarterly Stockholm Meetings
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Subject: [icann-announce] ICANN Concludes Quarterly Stockholm Meetings
ICANN Concludes Quarterly Stockholm Meetings
(Some 600 participants from more than 100 countries discuss
Internet domain names and numbers)
Stockholm, Sweden (4 June 2001) -- The Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) concluded its quarterly meeting
in Stockholm, receiving input from Internet users, engineers
and professionals, and repreentatives of businesses, registries,
and registrars from around the world.
"The meeting was a great success," stated ICANN President/CEO
M. Stuart Lynn. "There was substantive discussion on some key
issues. It was my first meeting as President, and it was good to
meet so many involved participants." Lynn became President/CEO of
ICANN following its previous meeting last March in Melbourne.
Participants attended the four-day meeting to enhance their
understanding of various topics and voice their opinions, concerns
and suggestions. Topics of discussion included additional top-level
domains (TLDs), status of ccTLDs (TLDs associated with individual
countries), status on the at-large study on ICANN, using non-
English characters used for Internet domain names, and the complex
issue of alternate roots.
The Meeting Agenda Included:
* Orientation session for new participants; Advisory Committees;
DNSO Constituencies and Working Groups; Governmental Advisory
* DNSO Names Council and General Assembly
* ICANN Public Forum (where delegates had the opportunity to ask
questions, make comments, raise issues of concern)
* ICANN Board of Directors meeting (open to public observation)
Board Action Taken At This Meeting:
* Passed the budget for the next financial year starting 1 July
* Adopted a new fee structure for Registrars
* Launched a process to evaluate the new TLDs
* The Board also informally encouraged the President to complete
and post his ICANN policy paper on a single authoritative root
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