Wednesday, April 15, 2009

ICANN publishes responses @ Mexico meeting

Coordinating agency for the global internet resource, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has published the responses of 96 questions asked through an online ‘question box’ in February and March.

ICANN also said that the question box went live two-and-a-half weeks prior to the commencement of its 34th international public meeting in Mexico City.

The aim, ICANN said, is to give members of the community an opportunity to ask questions of ICANN’s staff and board without having to be physically present at the various public fora.

This approach facilitates both remote participation and increased participation from attendees who prefer not to address a room directly.

In total, 96 questions were asked through the question box. The three topics raised most frequently were ;1 - ICANN as an organization; 2 - Registrars and the RAA; and 3- The Applicant Guidebook and new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs).

Therefore, ICANN staff, last weekend, posted responses to those questions, which could be viewed at:

All those who asked questions will receive an email containing the link; the responses will also be published on the ICANN blog and on the Mexico City meeting website.

The question box process will be repeated at the Sydney meeting in June with a few changes and improvements derived from feedback received this time around.

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