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ICANN Meetings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

23-27 March 2003

The preliminary report of the Board's 27 March 2003 meeting is now available.

Output of the real-time captioning for the Public Forum is now available:

25 March 2003 Session (ENUM and reports).

Output of the real-time captioning for the Board's 27 March 2003 meeting is now available.

Video of the Rio de Janeiro Meeting is now available for viewing.

ICANN's next round of meetings will be held 23-27 March 2003, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 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 Host Committee has provided a local website with information regarding the area, the meeting, and local hotels.

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



Visas: Information concerning visa requirements and how you can obtain a letter of invitation can be found on the see the local host site.


The meeting will last from 23-27 March 2003. This is the schedule:

Sunday, 23 March 2003

  • At-Large Advisory Committee Open Meeting (09:00 - 17:00) (Botafogo)
  • ccTLD Managers' Meeting (08:30 - 1800) (Flamengo)
  • Governmental Advisory Committee Meeting (09:30 - 18:00) (Rio de Janeiro 3)

Monday, 24 March 2003

  • ccTLD Managers' Meeting (08:30 - 18:00) (Flamengo)
  • GNSO Constituency Meetings (various times)
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Commercial and Business Users Constituency (Arpoador)
    • 09:00 - 12:30 Cross-Constituency Meeting (Business, Intellectual Property, and ISP) (Copacabana)
    • 09:00 - 18:00 gTLD Registries Constituency (Lagoa)
    • 14:00 - 17:30 Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency (Ipanema)
    • 14:00 - 18:00 Intellectual Property Interests Constituency (Copacabana)
    • 12:00 - 17:30 Non-Commercial Users Constituency (Master 136)
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Registrars Constituency (Botafogo)
  • Governmental Advisory Committee Meeting (09:00 - 20:00) (Rio de Janeiro 3)

Tuesday, 25 March 2003

Wednesday, 26 March 2003

Thursday, 27 March 2003

  • ICANN Board meeting (beginning at 08:30) (Rio de Janeiro 1, 2 & 3)
    • Settlement of Agenda
    • Standing Committee on Privacy
    • Schedule of Meetings for 2004
    • GNSO Recommendations on Transfers
    • GNSO Recommendations on Whois Accuracy and Bulk Access
    • Chartering and Augmenting Membership of Board Governance Committee
    • ccNSO Launching Committee
    • Internationalized Domain Names
    • Thank you resolutions
    • Any other business
  • The Public Forum will be webcast.

All meetings will be held at the Sofitel, Rio de Janeiro. See the local site for more details concerning the venue.


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.

Please see the local host's website for details.

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


The ICANN Public Forum and ICANN Board meeting will be webcast by RealMedia. The webcast can be accessed at <>.


Pre-registration for the meeting is now open, a list of attendees is also available.

While pre-registration is not required, the information will be used to prepare printed nametags. Pre-registration will also assure that you're kept up to date about logistical details as information becomes available.


Members of the press should contact the ICANN General Counsel, John Jeffrey for assistance of any kind.

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