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ICANN Meetings in Mar del Plata, Argentina

4-8 April 2005

Due to some technical difficulties, we are unable to provide the webcast of the ccNSO member's meeting today. A full copy is being archived and will be made available on this page. We're very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.


The ICANN 2005 annual meeting will be held 4-8 April in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The meetings are free to attend, and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development process. You can take part in these meetings by attending in person, by taking part in the webcast and remote participation opportunities, and/or by joining one of the various ICANN-related mailing lists. The local host's website contains more information about the venue, transportation and hotels.

Details about the meetings will be posted on this page as they become available and are subject to change. Please check back often!


Information relating to Visa's can be obtained from the local hosts website


Saturday, 2 April 2005

  • GAC Working Groups (Closed Session) (A1-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield)
  • lacTLD Meeting (9:00-18:00)

Sunday, 3 April 2005

  • ICANN Orientation (9:00 – 10:00) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level) Presentation 1 (PDF), Presentation 2 (PDF)
    • Open to all ICANN meeting participants, especially those attending their first ICANN meeting
  • GAC Regional Forum (10:00 – 18:00) (A1-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level)
  • Orientation Luncheon (12:30 – 13:30) (Location TBA)
    • All first time ICANN meeting participants are invited to join the ICANN board of directors and ICANN staff for lunch
  • Latin America/Caribbean At-Large Users Workshop (14:00 – 17:00) (F-Victoria Ocampo-1st Floor)

Monday, 4 April 2005

  • Welcome Ceremony (9:00 – 10:00) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level)
  • GNSO Constituency Meetings
  • Registrars Workshop (9:30 – 18:00) (C1- Salon Atlantico 1- 11th Floor)
  • ccNSO Members Meeting * (10:00 – 16:30) (C3- Salon Atlantico 3- 11th Floor)
  • At-Large Advisory Committee Meeting (10:00 – 15:30) (Glass Front Room - 2nd Floor)
  • GAC Plenary Meeting (Open Session) (12:00 – 13:00) (A1-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level)
  • Joint Public At-Large Advisory Committee/Non-Commercial Users Constituency Meeting (15:30 – 17:00) (Glass Front Room - 2nd Floor)
  • GAC Plenary Meeting (Closed Session) (A1-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level)
  • Public Discussion to Provide Input into the ICANN Operational Plan and Budget for July 2005 to June 2006 * (17:00 – 19:00) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level)
  • Host Reception

Tuesday, 5 April 2005

Wednesday, 6 April 2005

  • GNSO Public Forum * (8:30 – 10:00) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level)
    • Domain name industry auction models (before/after expiry and after deletion)
    • WHOIS suggested access controls, privacy protection services and accuracy improvements
  • GNSO Council Meeting * (10:00 – 12:00) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Lobby)
  • ccNSO Council Meeting * (9:00 – 11:00) (C3- Salon Atlantico 3- 11th Floor)
  • Public Forum Part 1 * (12:30 – 16:30) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level)
    • President's Report Presentation (PDF)
    • Public Comments on President's Report
    • Advisory Committee Reports
      • GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee)
      • RSSAC (Root-Server System Advisory Committee) Presentation (PDF)
      • SSAC (Security and Stability Advisory Committee) Presentation (PDF)
      • ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee) Nominating Committee Presentation (PDF)
    • Break
    • Supporting Organization Reports
    • Public Comments on Advisory Committee and SO Reports
    • AfriNIC Update Presentation (PDF)
    • WSIS Update
    • Public Comment on AfriNIC and WSIS
  • Public Discussion * (16:30 – 18:00) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level)
  • Afternoon Tea (18:00 – 19:00)
    • The ICANN board of directors and ICANN staff invite the community to join them at an informal afternoon tea
  • ICANN Soccer Tournament (19:00)
    • All interested individuals are encouraged to participate in the soccer tournament

Thursday, 7 April 2005

  • Public Forum Part II * (9:00 – 12:30) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Level)
    • Board Committee Reports
      • Finance Committee
      • Board Governance Committee
      • Meetings Committee
      • Conflict of Interest Committee Presentation (PDF)
      • Reconsideration Committee
      • Audit Committee Presentation (PDF)
    • Ombudsman Report Presentation (PDF)
    • Update on Posted Public Comment Forum Issues
      • IPV4 Policy Presentation (PDF)
      • GNSO Council Review Proposed Bylaw Change
    • IDN Update
    • Public Comment on Board Committee Reports, Public Comment Forums & IDN
    • Break
    • New sTLD Update
    • Process for New gTLDs
    • Dot Net Bid Process Presentation
    • IANA Process Presentation (PDF)
    • Public Comments on sTLD Update, Process for New gTLDs, and IANA Process
    • Open Microphone
  • At Large Advisory Committee Meeting (14:00 – 18:00) (C4- Salon Atlantico 4 - 11th Floor)

Friday, 8 April 2005

  • Board Meeting * (9:00 – ) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Lobby)

* These sessions will be webcast.


Pre-registration for this meeting is now open. Click here to pre-register. Pre-registration is not required to attend the meeting.


Upon arrival, participants should pick up their badges and meeting materials at the registration desk.


More information about sponsorship opportunities can be found on the local hosts' website.

ICANN appreciates the support of the community in providing financial sponsorship for ICANN meetings. This sponsorship is a vital part of enabling ICANN to provide quality programs for meeting attendees. In particular, such generous sponsorship allows ICANN to hold its meetings in geographically diverse locations that allows broader participation across the world's Internet community. Details will be posted as they become available.

ICANN reserves the right not to accept sponsorships from organizations whose missions and activities conflict with ICANN policies.


Web Casts will begin approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time. Argentina is GMT-3 , Please adjust your schedules accordingly.


There will be an Internet Lounge. Wireless Internet connectivity (802.11b) will also be available in the main meeting and public areas.


Members of the press should contact Kieran Baker (ICANN's General Manager, Communications and Public Participation) for assistance of any kind: +1 310 774 1742

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