ICANN 13 - Bucharest
|Dates:||24-28 June 2002|
|Venue:||Bucharest Marriott Grand Hotel|
ICANN 13 was held in Bucharest, Romania in June 2002. It was to be the first ICANN meeting that was held in the country, and it was seen as a success in terms of attendance. All meetings were free to attend for any interested person, looking for new information on the topics, that were due to be discussed, and also like previous ICANN events, the option was available for a web cast and Remote Participation Service.
The Public Forum for this event lasted for three days and discussed several topics with presentations, such as the .org foundation and the general internet society. Many important subjects were discussed and the proposal of a new Public interest registry was one issue that came under much debate.
ICANN Public Forum
- Root Server System Advisory Committee
- Security and Stability Advisory Committee At-Large Organizing Committee
- Address Supporting Organization
- Protocol Supporting OrganizationDomain Name Supporting Organization
- ccTLD Constituency
- Budget for 2002-2003 Fiscal year
- New TLD Evaluation Process Planning Task Force Report
- Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Committee Report
- Governmental Advisory Committee Report
- VGRS Proposal for Wait-Listing Service
Orientation workshop for new attendees
ccTLD Constituency of DNSO
Governmental Advisory Committee
ICANN Board Meeting
- Recommendations of Reconsideration Committee
- Authorization to enter Memorandum of Understanding concerning the .mw (Malawi
- Budget for the 2001-2002 Fiscal Year
- ICANN Evolution and Reform
- Proposal for Redemption Grace Period for the VeriSign request for contract amendments concerning Wait-Listing ServiceRebates for .org application fees.
- During this meeting there was to be a review of TLD Evaluation Process Planning Task Force. This whad been undetaken to see if the structer was living up to all expectations. The proposed changes to the system included changes to the amount of funding avaiable and also the process in changing the method in which new Top level domains where to be accepted.
- The VGRS had proposed submitted a request which was to mean that the .com and .net registry agreements between ICANN and VeriSign be amended to allow for a twelve-month trial of the VGRS proposal for establishing a WLS. had proposed to offer the proposed WLS at the registry level by using technology supplied by SnapNames, a company that currently has arrangements with some registrars to provide a roughly similar service at the registrar level. In summary, the WLS currently proposed by VGRS would operate as follows:
"1. Acting on behalf of customers, accredited registrars could place reservations for currently registered domain names in the .com and .net top-level domains. (In view of its impending reassignment, .org would not be included.) Only one reservation would be accepted for each registered domain name. Each reservation would be for a one-year period. Registrations for names would be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis, with the opportunity for renewal.
2. VGRS would charge the registrar a fee, which would be set at US$35.00 for a one-year reservation, but there would be rebates to qualifying registrars of US$7.00 (until an industry-wide threshold of 250,000 WLS subscriptions is reached) or US$11.00 (after that threshold is reached), meaning that participating registrars would pay an effective rate of US$28.00, going down to US$24.00, for a one-year reservation in fulfillment of a customer's subscription.
3. The registrar's fee for customer subscriptions would be established by the registrar according to competitive market conditions.
4. In the event that a registered domain name is deleted from the registry (after all grace periods expire), VGRS would first check to determine whether a reservation for the name is in effect." 
- The reassignment of the .org domain, was in many discussions and was a key area of interest for persons attending the event. ICANN was keen to look for a new opertator for the .org domain and during the course of this meeting, it had been recomended that the Public Interest Registry should be given the role of operator to the .org top level domain.