ICANN 40 - San Francisco

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Dates: 13-18 March 2011
Location: Silicon Valley, San Francisco
Venue: The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
Website: ICANN 40 Website
Total Registrants: 1474
Registration: Total Attendees

ICANN 40 was held in Silicon Valley between 13 and 18 March, 2011. The meeting was hosted at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Historical Significance


  • CISO Roundtable, held on 14 March
The main agenda of this meetings was Discussion of building pathways for engagement with CISO community.[1]
  • Technical Evolution of WHOIS
This was a followup session to a workshop convened at the ICANN 39. This session was about IRIS and RWS, as explained by the experts. Authors and implementors of IRIS and RWS were invited to give presentations.[2]
Enabling Future Directory Services for Domain Registration Data
A RESTful Web Service for Whois
  • New gTLD Program: Discussion of Issues Identified by Governmental Advisory Committee
This session was an opportunity for public discussion on the set of issues identified by the GAC at the GAC Communique at ICANN 39.[3]
Transcript: New gTLDs with Board
  • Consultation between ICANN Board and the GAC held on 15 March
In this session GAC and Board of Directors discussed issues pertaining to the introduction of new gTLDs and the proposed delegation of .xxx to the ICM registry.[4]
Transcript: Consultation between ICANN Board and the GAC


Diamond: VeriSign

Platinum Elite: NeuStar

Silver: .org, Iron Mountain, Afilias, GMO Registry, AusRegistry, CNNIC, Community.asia, United Domains, ISC, NTT America, InternetX

Bronze: .pro, ironDNS, Name Media, RU-Center