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A series of meetings were held in the summer of 1998 to create a new not-for-profit corporation (called ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ) to take over the functions of IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. These meetings were in response to the U. S. Department of Commerce Statement of Policy on the Management of Internet Names and Addresses and were organized under the umbrella of the International Forum on the White Paper (IFWP).

Meetings involving the domain name system are listed below in chronological order. These links will take you away from the DOMAINHANDBOOK.COM website.

Meetings and Conferences - 2002

February 10-11

North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) Meeting, Miami - Hotel Inter-Continental -

March 3-7

APNIC 13 and APRICOT 2002, Bangkok - Queen Sirikit National Convention Center - and

March 10-14

ICANN Board Meeting: Accra, Ghana - La Palm Royal Beach Hotel -

April 25-26

WIPO Electronic Commerce Regional Consultation - Jamaica, Courtleigh Hotel -

May 21-24

WIPO Second Special Session of the Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications - Geneva

June 4

Audio Forum: Protecting Digital Assets: Proven Tactics for Protecting Trademarks in Cyberspace

June 18-21

INET 2002 - Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA -

June 24-28

ICANN Board Meeting: Budapest, Romania - Bucharest Mariott Grand Hotel -

July 14-19

54th IETF Meeting - Yokohama - Inter-Continental Hotel -

July 23

"Who Rules the Root? ICANN, Domain Names, and the Battle over Internet Governance", featuring Milton Mueller, Author - Cato Institute Book Forum, The Cato Institute,1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW -

August 14

Roundtable on Convergence of Communications Technologies and ENUM hosted by National Telecommunications and Information Administration - U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., Room 4830

September 3-6

APNIC 14 - Kitakyushu International Conference Center, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan -

September 9-13

RIPE 43 - Hotel Rodos Palace, Rhodes, Greece -

October 27-31

ICANN Board Meeting - Shanghai

Meetings and Conferences - 2001

January 26

Internet Self-Regulation: Perspectives of Business, Asia and Civil Society - Georgia Tech, Room 117, Student Services Building, Atlanta


Ad Hoc Committee to Study ENUM Issues - Mitretek Systems, 7525 Colshire Dr, McLean, VA 22102 - 8:30 a.m.

February 20

WIPO Conference on Intellectual Property Questions Relating to the ccTLDs - International Conference Center of Geneva (CICG), 15 rue Varembé, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland. -

February 26- 27

Domain Name Protection, Litigation & Management Summit - Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel Nob Hill, 905 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 San Francisco, CA -
APTLD Meetings at APRICOT 2001 - Malaysia,Kuala Lumpur -

March 7

The ICANN Election(s?) and Beyond
Panelists:Becky Burr, Diane Cabell, Michael Froomkin, Emerson Tiller
Moderator: Barbara Simons -

March 10 - 13

ICANN Board Meeting - Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne Exhibiton & Convention Centre (MECC) -

April 4

Address Supporting Organization (ASO) General Assembly - San Francisco, CA -

April 6

Internet Governance Conference: Who Controls the Internet? - Bertelsmann Foundation and IEbert Foundation - and - Berlin

April 9 - 10

Computer Science and Telecommunications Board: Internet Searching and the DNS - National Academies in Washington, DC. Public session: 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m - t

Panelists include Becky Burr (Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering), Alan Davidson (Center for Democracy and Technology), Michael Froomkin (University of Miami), M. Stuart Lynn (ICANN), Steve Metalitz (International Intellectual Property Association), David Post (Temple University), Michael Roberts (formerly of ICANN), Shari Steele (Electronic Frontier Foundation), and Emerson Tiller (University of Texas) -

April 23

WIPO Second Internet Domain Name Process, Regional Consultation, hosted by the European Commission - Centre Borschette, Meeting Room O/A, 34 Rue Froissart - Brussels, Belgium -

April 26

WIPO Second Internet Domain Name Process, Regional Consultation - Accra, Ghana -

May 7

123rd INTA Annual Meeting: Legal experts and new gTLD administrators on this special panel will discuss the types of trademark protection that will be afforded in ICANN's new gTLDs - Moscone Convention Center, Esplanade Ballroom (Rms 307-309), San Francisco - http://www.INTA.ORG/annual/2001/cover.html

May 10

WIPO Second Internet Domain Name Process, Regional Consultation - Buenos Aires, Argentina -

May 24

WIPO Second Internet Domain Name Process, Regional Consultation - Melbourne, Australia -

May 29

WIPO Second Internet Domain Name Process, Regional Consultation - Department of Commerce Auditorium, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW - Washington, DC

May 30

WIPO Second Internet Domain Name Process, Regional Consultation - Valencia, Spain -

June 1 - 4

ICANN Board Meeting - Stockholm, Sweden -

June 5

ICANN At Large Study Committee - Stockholm International Fairs, Room K22 to discuss role, structure and criteria for At Large membership

July 11

2nd meeting of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) study committee on Internet Navigation and the Domain Name System - School of Information Management and Systems at the University of California at Berkeley -

August 13

ICANN At-Large Study Committee Outreach Meeting -VeriSign Conference Center, 487 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA -

Sept 7 - 10

ICANN Board Meeting - Montevideo, Uruguay -

Sept 19 - 21

WIPO Conference: Recent and future commercial and technological developments in e-commerce and their impact on the intellectual property system - International Conference Center of Geneva (CICG), 15 rue de Varembi, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.

November 12-15

ICANN Board Meeting - Marina del Rey, California

Meetings and Conferences - 2000

February 9

A Roundtable Discussion On The ICANN At-Large Elections hosted by Common Cause & the Center for Democracy & Technology - Harvard Universiity's Kennedy School of Government, Taubman Hall, Rooms A & B -

February 15 - 17

ISPCON - Olympia 2, London, UK

March 7 - 10

ICANN Board Meeting - Cairo -

March 26 - 31

47TH Internet Engineering Task Force - Adelaide, Australia -

April 10

Workshop on Cyberlaw, ICANN and Software Patents with Lawrence Lessig, Jeanette Hofmann and Daniel Riek -

April 13

E-Commerce Roundtable on Technology hosted by Consumer Project on Technology (CPT) - Mayor's Room , Carnegie Building, 1530 P Street NW, Washington DC. - ICANN/ Famous Names - ICANN/ New Top-level Domain Names - US/ EU Privacy Safe Harbor Negotiations - Internet Taxation - UCITA

April 17 - 18

DIMACS Workshop on the Management of Digital IP - Rutgers, New Jersey -

May 22

George Washington University Democracy Online Project, " In Search of Democracy's Domain in a Dot Com World" - Holiday Inn on the Hill, Washington D.C. 8:30 a.m .- 5:00 p.m. -

June 27 - 29

Net 2000, 14th Annual Canadian Internet Conference - Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario
Governance Track: will cover the rules and regulation surrounding the Internet
July 11 - 13
July 11:

InternetWorld Chicago 2000 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago -

Real Estate for the Webmaster: Domain Name Solutions
Scott Clark, Managing Editor,
Jay Fenello, pioneer in the establishment of Internet Governance
Ellen Rony, Co-Author, The Domain Name Handbook

July14 - 17

ICANN Board Meeting - Yokohama, Japan -

July 18 - 21

INET 2000: The Internet Global Summit - Yokohama, Japan -

September 23 - 25

28th Telecommunications Policy Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy - Alexandria, VA -

October 1

The Future of Intellectual Property on the Internet: A Debate with Jack Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association of America, and Lawrence Lessig, cyberlaw expert and candidate for the ICANN Board of Directors - Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

October 2

ICANN @Large Candidate Debate, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA -
A Dialogue with the Candidates, 4:20-6:00p.m. EDT
ICANN North American Candidate Forum, 7:30-9:30p.m. EDT, moderated by David Johnston, President, Waterloo University

October 4 - 5

Wall Street Journal Technology Summit 2000 - Ronald Reagan Building, International Trade Center, Washington, D.C. -

October 16 - 18

Fall ASPCON 2000 - Las Vegas, NV -

October 23 - 28

Fall Internet World 2000 - New York City -

October 27 - 29

Telecommunications Policy Research Conference: 29th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy - Alexandria, VA -

ENUM; IP Telephony

Internet Governance -

November 6 - 7

WIPO International Conference on Dispute Resolution in Electronic Commerce - International Conference Center - Geneva, Switzerland -

November 8 - 10

Fall ISPCON 2000 - San Jose, CA -

November 13-16

ICANN Annual Meeting - Marina del Rey, California -

November 29

The 2000 Domain Name Governance, Law & Polichy Forum: Canadian and International Perspectives - Presented By: The University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law and OCRI's 45th Circuit - Fauteux Hall, Room 147, 57 Louis Pasteur, University of Ottawa - RSVP your interest by email to



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