ICANN Open Forum

24 October 2013 - A Open Forum on Bali,Indonesia


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a global, not-for-profit organization that coordinates, at the overall level, the Internet’s systems of unique identifiers. In more technical terms, ICANN has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions. In its stewardship of these global resources, ICANN’s mandate is to ensure the operational security and stability of one single Internet; to promote competition in the registration of domain names; to develop policy appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes; and to achieve broad representation of global Internet stakeholders. Purpose ICANN uses the open forum to engage with IGF participants and exchange views with them in areas pertaining to its work. This year’s open forum is an opportunity for ICANN to encourage community discussion on ICANN’s five-year strategic plan. ICANN will also seize the opportunity and build on discussions of last year with regard to ICANN’s global outreach efforts and regional engagement strategies. This is an interactive session with ICANN executives and representatives of its various constituencies engaging in an open dialogue with IGF participants on any ICANN related issues that might interest the audience. Who should attend? Anyone with interest in what ICANN does, from all stakeholders of governments, private sector, civil society, technical and academic community.