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Los Angeles Meetings: Details, Schedules, and Agendas

November 1-4, 1999

This page contains details on meetings locations, schedules, and agendas, and on accommodations for attendees. We recommend that you check here frequently as this page is updated when new information becomes available.

ICANN will be holding its Annual Meetings in Los Angeles, California, on November 1-4, 1999. The general schedule for the meetings will follow the pattern established at prior meetings in Singapore, Berlin, and Santiago.


The ICANN Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel near the Los Angeles Airport in Los Angeles, California. Information on this hotel can be found below.

Sheraton Gateway Hotel Contact Information:

Tel.: 1-800-325-3535 - General Reservation
Tel.: 1-310-642-1111 - Direct Number for Hotel
Address: 6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

A large block of rooms has been reserved for the ICANN Annual Meeting at the discounted single rate of $116.50 + tax per night. This rate includes breakfast. You should contact the Sheraton Gateway Hotel by calling the general reservation phone number above, identifying yourself as attending the ICANN Annual Meeting. You may also contact the Hotel directly at the number given above. Because this is the first Annual Meeting of ICANN, we encourage you to make your reservations early as the hotel may fill its space quickly.

The Sheraton will also provide a complimentary shuttle to/from LAX for your convenience.

Alternate Hotel Information:

Wyndham Hotel, LAX Contact Information
Tel.: 1-310-670-9000 - General Reservations
Address: 6225 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

The Wyndham Hotel at LAX has also reserved a very limited number of rooms for $80.00 + tax per night (breakfast is not included at this hotel). This hotel is located 1 block away from the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, and it is within walking distance. While we encourage you to stay at the Sheraton Gateway, where the all of the meetings will be held, we offer this alternate hotel for those looking to save on hotel cost. Identify yourself as someone attending the ICANN meetings.

Crowne Plaza at LAX Contact Information
Tel.: 1-888-315-3700 - General Information
Address: 5985 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Hilton Hotel at LAX Contact Information
Tel.: 1-310-410-4000
Address: 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045

While ICANN has not reserved any guest rooms at these hotels, they are located relatively close to the Sheraton Gateway Hotel. This information is listed for your convenience.


In order to assist the local organizers in the planning of the ICANN Annual Meeting, we request that you register your attendance at the meeting. While here is no cost or fees associated with this registration, it is imperative that the community assist us in determining the attendance and participation at the meeting. Please register at


This page lists some local restaurants, and some things to do if you are spending more time in Los Angeles.








Ad Hoc group


Monday, November 1 Meeting Room
9:00AM-12:00PM IANA/ccTLD Meeting Ballroom A/B
10:00AM-12:00PM DNSO Working Group B - Famous Trademarks 205
10:30AM-12:00PM DNSO gTLD Registries Constituency 202
12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-6:00PM DNSO CCTLD ConstituencyBallroom A/B
1:00-6:00PM DNSO ISPs and connectivity providers Constituency 206
1:00-6:00PM DNSO Non Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency 204
1:00-4:00PM DNSO Trademark, Intellectual Property, and anti-counterfeiting interests Constituency 205
1:30-5:30PM DNSO Commercial and Business Entities Constituency 200
2:00-3:00PM ICANN/DNSO Registrar Constituency discussion on ICANN funding issues 202
3:00-6:00PM DNSO Registrars Constituency 202
6:00-8:00PM DNSO Working Group E - Global Awareness and Outreach 205


Tuesday, November 2 Meeting Room
8:00AM-9:00AM Workshop for Registrars on Implementation of Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy 200
8:30AM-1:00PM DNSO General Assembly Ballrooms A/B
9:00AM-12:00PM Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Gateway
10:00AM-12:00PM Ad Hoc Open Meeting 200
12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-5:00PM DNSO Names Council Ballrooms A/B
1:00-5:00PM Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Gateway
1:30-3:00PM Informal At-Large Membership Forum (tentative) 200
3:00-5:00PM ASO Address Council Santa Catalina
5:00-6:00PM GAC Public Forum Ballrooms A/B
5:00-7:00PM DNSO Working Group D - Business Plan and Working Procedures 201


Sponsored by:

  • Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
  • Communications Industry Services business unit of Lockheed Martin
  • MCI Worldcom


Wednesday, November 3 Meeting Room
8:45AM-12:30PM ICANN Public Forum Ballrooms A/B/C/D
12:30-1:30PM Lunch
1:30-3:00PM ICANN Public Forum Ballrooms A/B/C/D

Coffee Break

Sponsored by:

  • Latham & Watkins
3:30-6:00PM ICANN Public Forum Ballrooms A/B/C/D


Sponsored by:

  • Compaq


Thursday, November 4 Meeting Room
8:30-9:45AM ICANN Public Forum Ballrooms C/D
09:45AM Break
10:0AM-12:00noon ICANN Board Meeting
(also open to public observation)
Ballrooms C/D


AGENDAS for ICANN Public Forum and Board Meeting

(Preliminary as of 10/23/99)

Wednesday, November 3, 1999

Time Item Presenter
0845 Welcoming Remarks - Esther Dyson, Interim Chairman, ICANN Initial Board of Directors
- Lois Postel and Mort Postel
- J. Beckwith Burr, U. S. Department of Commerce
0915 Opening Remarks and Introduction of New Board members

- Esther Dyson

- Jean-Francois Abramatic
- Amadeu Abril i Abril
- Rob Blokzijl
- Vint Cerf
- Jonathan Cohen
- Philip Davidson
- Ken Fockler
- Alejandro Pisanty
- Pindar Wong

0945 Introduction of and Brief Remarks from Supporting Organization Representatives - Address Council Representative
- Names Council Representative
- Protocol Council Representative
1000 Report from CEO - Current Status and Year in Review - Mike Roberts
1015 Committee and Project Reports - Paul Twomey (Governmental Advisory Committee)
- Jun Murai (Root Server System Advisory Committee)
- Hans Kraaijenbrink (Ad Hoc Group)
- Louis Touton (Implementation of Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy)
1100 Public comment period  
1130 Report and Recommendations of Task Force on Funding - Andrew McLaughlin, ICANN
- Members of Task Force
1200 Public comment period  
1230 Lunch
1330 Report and Recommendations on Proposed ICANN/NSI/DOC Agreements  
1400 Public comment period on Registry-related agreements  
1500 Break
1530 Public comment period on Registrar-related agreements  
1630 Public Comment Period on Any Matter of Interest  
1800 Reception

Thursday, November 4, 1999

Time Item Presenter
0830 Report on At Large Membership Implementation - Greg Crew
- Mike Roberts
0845 Public Comment Period on At Large Membership Issues  
0945 Break

Board of Directors Meeting
(Open to public observation)

1200 Adjourn



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