ICANN70 Virtual Community Forum

From 22 to 25 March 2021, a virtual public meeting of ICANN70 (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) was held. It was ICANN's fourth virtual public meeting since the start of the pandemic.

CARNET participated in ccNSO (Country Code Names Supporting Organization) meetings where members focused on sessions on the future of ccTLDs (Country Code Top-Level Domains) and question and answer sessions where ICANN board members were associated.

The CcNSO has evolved since its inception in 2003 - its membership has grown from just over 40 members to 172 members. The aim of this session is to review (and update if necessary) the management structure of the ccNSO. The focus of the discussions is on decision-making processes, roles and interaction between the ccNSO Council and ccNSO members. The results of the session provided the basis for further work on these topics by the ccNSO Council and the ccNSO Guidance Evaluation Committee (GRC).

GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee) meetings were also held. Seventy-two (72) GAC members and five (5) observers attended the meeting. All GAC plenary meetings and working group sessions were held as open meetings.

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. It was founded in 1998 as a non-profit corporation in the public interest with a community of participants from around the world. The ICANN community develops and regulates policies that ensure the security, stability, and resilience of the global Internet. The organization facilitates this work and supports a multistakeholder model where policies and advice are adopted guided by consensus of community development work.

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