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Berlin Meeting Details

25-27 May 1999


ICANN's Berlin meetings will be held at the Hotel Adlon in Berlin. For more information on the Hotel Adlon and other suggested hotels, click here.

Remote Participation:

For those unable to attend the Berlin ICANN Open Meeting and DNSO General Assembly Meeting in person, ICANN has arranged with the Berkman Center to provide live audio and video feeds over the Internet, and will enable realtime remote participation and feedback. For more on the live feeds and remote participation, please see

Daily Schedule:

May 25, 1999 -- Advisory Committees, DNSO Constituency Groups and DNSO General Assembly Meetings

Advisory Committees. The following ICANN committees will meet in Berlin on May 25:

  • Membership Advisory Committee (Berlinzimmer, 09:00 - 17:00)

DNSO Constituency Groups.  In order to facilitate organizational meetings for the seven self-organizing constituencies of the Domain Name Supporting Organization, ICANN has reserved a meeting room for each constituency at the Hotel Adlon during the morning of May 25, 1999. ICANN has been posting statements submitted by the various DNSO constituency formation efforts as they have been received. To review and comment on these statements, and for further details on the organizational meetings, see The DNSO Constituency Group Formation Process.

DNSO General Assembly. In addition, the first meeting of the DNSO General Assembly will be held in the afternoon on May 25, 1999, 1:30 pm - 5:00, in the Hotel Adlon's Ballsaal I & II. As provided for in the ICANN bylaws, there will be a participation fee of DM 95 ($50 USD), to be collected in German DM in cash at the door. The participation fee is intended solely to fund the costs of DNSO-related meeting rooms, facilities, and webcasting services. This meeting will give participants in the various DNSO constiuency group meetings an opportunity to report on their respective morning meetings, and will give all DNSO General Assembly participants an opportunity to discuss the DNSO structure and possible next steps in the DNSO process.

The DNSO General Assembly meeting will be webcast (audio and video feeds), enabling realtime remote feedback and participation. For details, please see

May 26, 1999 -- ICANN Open Meeting

The ICANN Board of Directors will hold a day-long public meeting in Berlin.  This meeting requires no preregistration and is open to all interested persons. For those unable to attend in person, remote participation in the meeting will also be possible via the Internet.  The meeting agenda will include discussion of the following items that have been or will soon be posted for public comment at

The tentative agenda for the meeting is (posted May 5, 1999):

The ICANN Open Meeting will be webcast (audio and video feeds), enabling realtime remote feedback and participation. For details, please see May 27, 1999 -- ICANN Board Meeting

The ICANN Board of Directors will meet to discuss and vote on any pending resolutions with regard to (tentative agenda posted May 5, 1999):

May 28, 1999 -- ICANN Press Conference

  • There will be a press conference at 10:00am at the Hotel Adlon. Journalists should send requests for accreditation to Aisling Heraughty (, fax: +32 (2) 545-6610.  

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