Dublin to Host ICANN 54

Dublin is expected to attract 2,200 delegates as the global Internet community descends on it for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), 18-22 October 2015.

ICANN, in partnership with the Internet Neutral Exchange Association Limited (INEX), will hold its 54th public meeting at The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD).

“Since its inauguration in 2010 The CCD has become known for its world-class facilities and services,” said Nancy C. Lupiano, director of meetings at ICANN.  “The location of the event is
ideal. The CCD is ideally located within walking distance of all the hotels and great amenities, guaranteeing delegates a real feel for Dublin.”

The ICANN public meetings provide the platform where global DNS (domain name system) policies and procedures get agreed, as well as the opportunity for business to be done in the margins. ICANN 54 will bring together a diverse international Internet community with their local counterparts to discuss a broad range of Internet-related topics.

Jean-Jacques Sahel, VP Europe for stakeholder engagement at ICANN, said: “Our ICANN meeting in Dublin will be taking place at a pivotal moment in the history of both ICANN and Internet governance. This autumn is the target date for the US government transition of its stewardship of the so-called IANA functions, and we would then be on our way towards an independent ICANN with the Internet’s global multi-stakeholder community directly in charge of the growth and sustainability of the Internet’s underlying architecture.”

ICANN 53 takes place in Buenos Aires, 21-25 June 2015.

Amelia Agostini
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