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ICANNWiki is the indispensable resource for the ICANN community and people interested in internet governance. As an open platform managed by the community for the community, we provide valuable, up-to-date information that can be hard to find elsewhere.

ICANNWiki is independent from ICANN. In line with traditional Wiki Values, we maintain a Neutral Point of View in our content creation methods and site usage policies.

An ICANNWiki Edit-a-thon is typically a sponsored community event held at ICANN and other Internet Governance fora. The event is a chance for conference attendees to collectively engage in content creation and knowledge building. Typically, the event takes place at a defined location and time with attendees bringing their own laptops. The goal is to refine, edit and expand upon topics relevant to the attendees. Newer editors are given the chance to learn new wiki editing skills.

A common goal of an Edit-a-thon is to expand or highlight commonly marginalized actors or ideas within any given topic. Since some wikis rely on a smaller group of editors, an internal bias may arise. Edit-a-thons work to correct that bias or strengthen content that may be important, but has been somehow overlooked. ICANNWiki is a 501(c)(3) non-Profit, and all membership contributions are tax-deductible in the U.S.

Edit-A-Thon Sponsors

Articles Created & Updated

Conference Article Classification
ICANN 54 Aftab Siddiqui Category:People
ICANN 54 Domain hack
ICANN 54 Domain Privacy
ICANN 54 Evgeny Morozov Category:People
ICANN 54 .ga ccTLD
ICANN 54 Internet of Things
ICANN 54 Internet Governance
ICANN 54 Karel Douglas Category:People
ICANN 54 Laureen Kapin Category:People
ICANN 54 Lawrence Olawale-Roberts Category:People
ICANN 54 MicroBoss Technologies Private Company
ICANN 54 NamesCon Conference
ICANN 54 .ps ccTLD
ICANN 54 Zonedb
ICANN 53 Daniel Marshall Category:People
ICANN 53 Chalmers & Associates Private Company
ICANN 53 Cross Community Working Party on ICANN's Corporate and Social Responsibility to Respect Human Rights‎
ICANN 53 .genting Brand TLD
ICANN 53 Judith Hellerstein Category:People
ICANN 53 New gTLD Brand Applications‎ Brand TLD
ICANN 53 NIC Argentina Category:Registries
ICANN 53 Niels ten Oever‎ Category:People
ICANN 53 Osama Tamimi Category:People
ICANN 53 .py ccTLD
ICANN 53 Raitme Citterio Category:People
ICANN 53 .skype Brand TLD
ICANN 53 Top Level Design Private Company
ICANN 53 .vistaprint Brand TLD


ICANN 53 - Edit-a-thon

Edit-a-thon - Nairobi

The ICANNWiki Swahili Edit-a-thon is an on-going editing and translation event that takes place in various venues throughout Nairobi, Kenya. The first event occurred on June 06, 2016 and the second occurred June 17, 2016.

June 17, 2016 Report

The aim of this workshop was to translate and contribute to articles through a one day Edit-a-thon session.
 The Edit-a-thon managed to attract 16 participants (most of whom had attended the previous ICANNWiki workshop that was held earlier on 6th June). Participants worked on a minimum of at-least 5 articles each (a total of 100 articles for the day were completed).However, following the technical hitch with the ICANNWiki Swahili server, only a few articles were uploaded. At the end of the Edit-a-thon, ICANNWiki Ambassadors Certificates were issued to the participants for their efforts. A group photo of the Edit-a-thon community was also taken.

June 06, 2016 Report

The aim of this workshop was to create a pool of ICANNWiki Swahili translators and contributors through capacity building in Kenya. The workshop managed to attract over 20 participants (mostly university students in the field of ICT and media). Participants watched ICANNWiki tutorials/videos as an introduction. The two facilitators showed how to navigate ICANNWiki, responsible ICANNWiki Publishing, Copyright issues, and benefits of getting involved in the ICANNWiki community. The feedback we got from the participants was that the Wiki provides them with a platform to learn about and participate in wider issues of Internet governance. Following an Internet outage at the event venue, the Edit-a-thon did not promptly take place forcing participants to resort to working offline on their articles for later uploading on the portal. Participants were able to request for accounts even from their mobile devices and expressed interest in being part of the Wiki.

12 participants expressed interest to get involved on the Swahili platform with the remaining 8 insisting on working on the English platform.

Photos from Nairobi Edit-a-thon

Below are photos from the first two Edit-a-thon sessions that took place in Kenya June 10 & 17, 2016.


Articles Created

  • Mtandao
  • Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Internet Protocol (IP)
  • IPV4
  • IPv6
  • Root Servers
  • World Summit on the Information Society {WSIS} (2003–2005)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • .KE (dot KE)
  • Internet Society (ISOC)
  • dotAfrica
  • AFRINIC (African Network Information Center)
  • Number Resource Organisation (NRO)
  • Kuhusu RIRs
  • Bottom-Up
  • AfIGF
  • Internet Governance
  • WSIS+10
  • Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
  • MAG (Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group)
  • APNIC (Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre)
  • ARIN (American Registry for Internet Numbers)
  • ARPANET (Advanced Research Project Networks Agency Network)
  • HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language)
  • CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team)
  • DARPANET (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)
  • WWW (World Wide Web)
  • WGIG (Working Group on Internet Governance)
  • WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation)
  • UN (United Nations)
  • ToS (Terms of Service)
  • TLD (Top Level Domain)
  • DoD (Department of Defense)
  • IG (Internet Governance)
  • OECD (Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development)
  • OSI (Open Standards Interconnection)

Edit-A-Thon Pamphlets

Edit-A-Thon Image Gallery

Common Resources for Editing and Creating Content


  1. Domain Name Wire
  2. Domain Incite
  3. ICANN
  4. Circle ID
  5. The Domains


  1. Wiki-Editing Tutorial
  2. Wikipedia Cheatsheet
  3. Referencing for Beginners
  4. Creating and Adding Images
  5. Creating Your First Article