|Dates:||11-16 March 2012|
|Location:||San Jose, Costa Rica|
|Host:||.CR Internet Costa Rica|
|Venue:||Ramada Plaza- Herradura, San Jose, Costa Rica|
ICANN 43 was held in San Jose, Costa Rica between 11 and 16 March, 2012. The meeting was hosted at the Ramada Plaza in downtown San Jose.
ICANN 43, GAC-GNSO Joint Meeting
In March 2012, the GAC had a joint meeting with the GNSO regarding the plan to extend special domain name protections for the Red Cross and the International Olympic Committee, the ongoing amendment negotiations to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement, and the Human Rights Council discussion on the freedom of expression over the internet. The GAC informed the GNSO that it supports the extension of domain name protections for the Red Cross and the Olympics but that it is not a consensus view. The Committee supported the issue on freedom of expression over the internet and acknowledge the progress of the RAA and requested a timelime.