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ICANN Meetings in Rome

2-6 March 2004

The first round of ICANN meetings in 2004 will be held 2-6 March in Rome, Italy. 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 meetings will be hosted by and The Institute of Informatics and Telematics of the Italian National Council of Research , which are providing a local website that will give information regarding the area, the meeting, and local hotels. The meetings will be held at the Melià Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel in Rome, Italy.

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


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


Sunday, 29 February 2004

Monday, 1 March 2004

Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Wednesday, 3 March 2004

Thursday, 4 March 2004

Friday, 5 March 2004

  • Public Forum, Part II (09:00 - 13:00) (Goya) (Webcast)
    • 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) Presentation (PDF)
      • WIPO II Advisory Group
    • Supporting Organization Reports
    • Public Comments on Advisory Committee and SO Reports
    • .aero Initiatives Presentation (PDF)
    • IANA Process Improvements
    • gTLD Transfers Policy Implementation Update Presentation (PDF)
    • Address Supporting Organization MoU Update Presentation (PDF)
    • Open Microphone
      • Presentations:

All Public Forum and Board meeting sessions will be webcast.

Saturday, 6 March 2004

  • ICANN Board Meeting (09:00) (Goya) (Webcast)
    • Item 1: .net Registry Agreement Expiration Date and Initial Procedure for Designating Successor Registry Operator
    • Item 2: Appointment of Nominating Committee Chair
    • Item 3: WLS Negotiations with VeriSign
    • Item 4: Board Committee Appointments
    • Item 5: Recommendation from the Reconsideration Committee regarding RC04-1
    • Item 6: Formation or the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
    • Item 7: In Memory of Hans Kraaijenbrink
    • Item 8: Thanks to Elisabeth Portenueve
    • Item 9: Thanks to Rome Meeting Host


Pre-registration for this meeting is now open. Click here to pre-register. Pre-registration is not required to attend the meeting. If you have not pre-registered but still plan to attend the meeting, you may do so at the Melià Roma Aurelia Antica Hotel.


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


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.


The meeting will be webcast live by RealMedia.


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


Members of the press should contact Kieran Baker (ICANN's Acting General Manager, Communications and Public Participation) for assistance of any kind: [+39] 348 155-6578.

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