Hyderabad, India… The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) today shared details of its 57th Public Meeting to be held in Hyderabad Global Convention Centre from November 3rd to 9th. The Hyderabad meeting, also known as ICANN57, is hosted by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), with support from the Government of Telangana.
The meeting will bring together diverse global stakeholders from government, business, civil society, non-government organizations, research institutions, technical communities & others. The representatives will discuss a broad range of Internet-related topics and develop policies for the Domain Name System.
India’s Minister of Law & Justice & Minister of Electronics & Information Technology has confirmed that he will attend this intercontinental meeting of the organization that coordinates the intercontinental Internet’s addressing system. Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad & K. Chandrashekhar Rao, Chief Minister of Telangana State will address attendees at ICANN57’s opening ceremony on November 5th.
Jia-Rong Low, Vice President & Managing Director of ICANN Asia Pacific said, “Some of the topics that will be discussed at the Hyderabad meeting include: Internet governance, enhancing accountability of ICANN, ongoing work to embrace a multilingual Internet, in particular the Neo-Brahmi scripts, as well as updates on the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Program.”
Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, ICANN President & CEO Göran Marby & ICANN Board Chair Dr. Stephen D. Crocker will also meet & respond to journalists’ questions at a news conference on the same day. They will address a wide range of issues, including Internet governance & the multistakeholder model; paving the way for a truly multilingual Internet; & enhancing security, stability and resiliency of the Internet.
ICANN meetings are held three times a year in different regions to enable attendees from around the worldwide to participate in person. These meetings offer a variety of sessions such as workshops, open forums and working meetings on the development & implementation of Internet policies. ICANN meetings offer the best opportunity for face-to-face discussions and exchange of opinions among attendees dedicated to the continued stable and secure operation of the Domain Name System.
MeitY’s mission is to promote inclusivity and sustainable growth of the electronics, enhance India’s role in Internet governance & enhance efficiency through digital services & a secure cyber space.
Rahul Gosain, Director of MeitY said, “We are very pleased that the ICANN57 meeting is being held in India. We welcome all the delegates to this meeting. This 57th meeting is historic because it is the first meeting post the IANA stewardship transition. This meeting represents our continued interest in Internet governance & synchronizes well with the Digital India program of the Government of India.”
“The Government of Telangana looks forward to welcoming the international delegates to Hyderabad. We also encourage our local communities, from students to businesses & academia, to come, attend & take part in ICANN57,” said Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary to Government of Telangana, Information Technology, Electronics & Communications (ITE&C) Dept..
All ICANN57 attendees (including journalists) are required to register either on-site or at https://registration.icann.org/
Download the ICANN57 Mobile App for easy access to information. It is available in App Store, Google Play, Windows Store and BlackBerry World.
Journalists who are unable to attend the Hyderabad meeting are encouraged to participate remotely via a live web stream or an worldwide toll-free wire connection. The details for connecting will be provided soon at the ICANN57 meetings page.
Details of the Welcome Ceremony:
WHEN: Saturday, 5 November 09:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. IST (0330 – 0500 UTC)
WHERE: Hyderabad Intercontinental Convention Centre (Hall 3, Main)
OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists can monitor the welcome ceremony via a live video webcast. Details will be available at the meetings site: https://meetings.icann.org/en/hyderabad57
Details of the News Conference:
- Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice & Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India
- Göran Marby, President & CEO, ICANN
- Dr. Stephen Crocker, Chair of the Board of Directors, ICANN
WHEN: Saturday, 5 November 11:00 A.M. – 11:45 A.M. IST (0530 – 0615 UTC)
WHERE: Hyderabad Worldwide Convention Centre (Room MR 1.04)
OFF-SITE ACCESS: Journalists from around the globe can participate in the news conference via remote access. Details will be shared at a later date.
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ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified intercontinental Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address into your computer or other device – a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate & support these unique identifiers across the international. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation & a community with participants from all over the world. For more information, visit icann.org.