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Joint ICANN/ITU ccTLD Workshop

24 July 2004

Equatorial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ICANN and ITU will be jointly hosting a workshop on ccTLDs, in Kuala Lumpur on 24 July. The purpose of this joint ICANN/ITU-T open workshop is to focus on the operation and practical operational issues facing the ccTLDs and to give the opportunity for ccTLD operators and ITU Member States to share their experiences. This workshop will complement the 3-4 March 2003 ITU-T Workshop on Member States' Experiences with ccTLDs. Inputs from ccTLD operators are most welcome. Please refer back to the ICANN website as the agenda is completed in consultation with ICANN's ccNSO members and ccTLD operators.

The Workshop will be co-chaired by ICANN and ITU-T. The Workshop is not a policy meeting, but rather it is intended as a forum for the exchange of views and discussions. Written presentations are encouraged, but not required. Written presentations can be submitted to <>. Additional information can be found at the ITU-T website. Registrations or submissions can occur on either site.

The Joint ICANN/ITU-T ccTLD Workshop Webcast can be viewed at: <>.

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  1. Opening Statements (9:30 - 10:00)
    • Houlin Zhao, Director of TSB, and
    • Paul Twomey, President and CEO of ICANN
  2. Trends in ccTLD’s and models of operation (10:00 - 11:30)
    • Presentation by Michael Geist of his questionnaire, analysis of the results
      • Michael Geist, University of Ottawa (by audio link)
    • Presentation by regional ccTLD organizations
      • Paul Kane, CENTR
      • Oscar Robles, LACTLD
      • Representatives from other regional ccTLD organizations
  3. ccTLDs and Global Policy Matters (11:30 - 13:00)
    • Chair of the ccNSO Council (TBA)
    • Stephan Welzel, DENIC
    • Additional ccTLD Managers (TBA)
    • Representative of the ICANN GAC (TBA)
  4. Basic Operation of a ccTLD (14:00 - 15:00)
    • ccNSO Representative (TBA)
    • Additional ccTLD Managers (TBA)
  5. Experiences of operating a ccTLD, including working with the local Internet community and governments and especially meeting new demands (15:00 - 17:30)
    • Introduction by ccNSO Representative (TBA)
    • Michael Katandu, Kenya
    • Hiro Hotta, Japan Registry Service Co., Ltd.(JPRS)
    • Abulaziz Al-Zoman, SaudiNIC
    • Brad Waugh, Christmas Island Internet Administration
    • Patricio Poblete, NIC CL

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