|Dates:||1st - 4th June 2001|
|Venue:||Stockholm International Fairs building|
|ICANN 9 was the first event to be held in Stockholm, Sweden.|
The ICANN 9 event was hosted in the European country of Sweden, and was to take place in the country’s capital Stockholm. ICANN had made it a common knowledge that all of their meetings were free to attend, by all that were interested in any of the topics, throughout the event. Interest was high on this event as the meetings were to directly precede the INET 2001, Global Internet Summit event, which were to take place, the day after ICANN had ceased. Persons attending this event therefore had gained an opportunity to gain access, to the INET event, after the ICANN Meetings had taken place.
The event saw many meetings take place, and as a part, the attendant also received reports form the governmental advisory committee and the President and Vice president of ICANN.
One of the main features and talking points raised from this event was the budget for ythe fiscal yesr of 2001 - 2002. Throughout all meetings it was discussed in detail during the day of the public fourum, and had covered topics such as which items were to be a classed as a high priorty for the the following year.
All of the following were to be seen as the highest priorty as a result of the meeting which took place during this Event.
- 1. Strengthen administrative and operational services to ccTLD's.
- 2. Complete implementation requirements for the new gTLD's, monitor the introduction of new registries, and conduct an evaluation of the "proof of concept" results of initial operations and services.
- 3. Refine the agreement structure with ccTLD's and enter into agreements with those ccTLD's who wish to do so.
- 4. Complete other outstanding agreements with other ICANN constituencies not already completed in 2000-2001.
- 5. Complete the At Large study and implement those recommendations from the study that are adopted by the Board.
- 6. Implement any other governance changes that are approved by the Board, including recommendations from any of the Supporting Organizations.
- 7. Continue to assist the IP registry community in the deployment of IPv6.
- 8. Monitor and provide assistance to the development of international domain name extensions to the DNS.
- 9. Establish the Independent Review Panel as per Board policy.
- 10. Complete the evaluation of UDRP procedures, policy, and complaint process outcome. Implement any Board approved recommendations for improvement that are made by the Names Council.
- 11. Stabilize ICANN as an organization by (a) clarifying the organizational structure (b) staffing to meet basic requirements of improved services and mission-imposed responsibilities, and (c) ensuring that responsibilities and authorities are more clearly defined;
- 12. Normalize financial support for ICANN.
- 13. Increase the Operating Reserve towards Board approved levels.
- 14. Implement any Board approved recommendations on long-range planning that result from the Finance Committee's review.
There were several meetings throughout this event, and many differnt groups had taken part. Some of the most prominant sessions which had taken place throughout the event were:
ICANN Orientation Workshop
Domain Name Supporting Organization Constituency Meetings
Among these constituency meetings were Business Constituency, Country Code TLD Registry Constituency, gTLD Registry Constituency and also the Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency. These meetings had all taken place on the frst day of the event and lasted throughout.
ICANN Public Forum
The ICANN public forum was seen as the most influential meeting as the whole event. Topics which were to be on the agenda were Domain Name Supporting Organization report, Proposed Annual Budget for the 2001-2002 Fiscal Year, At Large Study Committee and also a Report of Board Working Group on Internationalized Domain Names (IDN).
ICANN Board Meeting
The ICANN board meeting again had covered a variety of differnt subjects, some of the topics which were covererd during this session was the 2001-2002 Budget, Criteria for the Designation of New Regional Internet Registries, Discussion of Public Forum Presentations and also the Procedure for Monitoring New TLD Implementation and Evaluating New TLD Program.
Government Advisory Committee
- International domain names
- use of geographic and geo-political terms as TLDs and second level domains
- applicability of international conventions in relation to gTLD policies
At-Large Study Committee Outreach Meeting