Under normal circumstances ICANN holds three public face to face meetings per year. This year, as we all know, is not a normal year and the circumstances are anything but normal.So I sincerely doubt anyone will be surprised that the next ICANN meeting will not be held "in person" but solely online.ICANN's Board met yesterday and made the decision that many had been … [Read more...] about ICANN 68 Goes Virtual
RIPE is seeking hosts for their 77th public meeting in October 2018.The meeting is scheduled to take place between October 15th and October 19th 2018.There's full details about what is expected of a local host on the RIPE site here.Short version:lots of bandwidth. The venue will need to have a minimum of 300 Mbps, but ideally 1 Gps or higher. Good location … [Read more...] about Want to Host the RIPE Meeting in October 2018?
RIPE has opened a call for hosts for RIPE 71 which will be held between November 9 - 13 2015.As it's a meeting for network operators the connectivity requirements are quite specific with the venue needing at least 300 megabits and ideally a GigFull details here … [Read more...] about RIPE Opens Call For Hosts for RIPE 71
ICANN's 37th public meeting, which is to be held from March 7th to March 13th 2010, is to take place in Kenya.Kenya had previously been slated to act as host for a meeting in 2008, but due to security concerns the slot was re-allocated. … [Read more...] about ICANN 37 To Be Held In Kenya
ICANN meetings are meant to be open and accessible etc., etc., so there are funds available to help people attend.But what happens when people abuse the system?The ICANN Ombudsman issued a report about one such attempted abuse and it is abundantly clear that people "trying it on" will not get away with it.ICANN is an international "not for profit". How someone can think of … [Read more...] about ICANN Is Not A Free Lunch
I mentioned that ICANN would be meeting in New Delhi early next year a couple of weeks ago.They've since made it officialI sincerely doubt if I'll be able to make it all the way to New Delhi, as I'm planning on heading to DomainFest in LA as well next year, plus the Paris meeting is already on my calendar! … [Read more...] about ICANN New Delhi Officially Announced