ICANN 64 is being held in Kobe, Japan starting (officially) this weekend.
If you’re not attending in person you can follow most of the sessions using a variety of “remote” tools that ICANN offers. The live audio (and often video) streams for each session are available on the event schedule.
The GNSO Council voted on the final report of the EPDP on whois yesterday, so there will probably be some heated discussion around the next phase of that project. There’s also a public comment period open on the final report, as well as an entire implementation to get underway. All of this ideally before the “temporary specification” expires towards the end of May (hint – there’s no way that’ll happen in time).
Other topics during the ICANN meeting will include:
- DNS Abuse
- New TLDs
- Universal Acceptance
- Rights protection mechanisms for domains
If you need to play catch up there’s a lot of material available here.
You can also follow the “action” via the hashtag #ICANN64 on Twitter – there’s usually one or two people tweeting out links and summaries of the various sessions.