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ICANN Meetings in Yokohama

13-17 July 2000

ICANN's next round of meetings are now being held (13-17 July, 2000), in Yokohama. The meetings are free to attend and open to any interested person. Details about the meetings are being posted on this page as they become available. Please check back often!

The ICANN Yokohama meetings are being held at the Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center in Yokohama, Japan. The ICANN meetings have been co-located with the INET 2000 Conference, hosted by the Internet Society, 18-21 July.

ICANN thanks the members of the local organizing committee, led by the Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC).

Updated 27 June, 2000

The schedule for the July 2000 ICANN meetings is currently as follows. All meetings take place in the Pacifico Yokohama expect where otherwise specified.

Wednesday, 12 July

  • ccTLD Constituency of the DNSO (Kaiyotei Hotel, Sakura Room)
    • 0900-1200 Pre-Meeting for WGs (optional)
    • 1300-1430 Plenary Meeting
    • 1430-1600 WG 1
    • 1600-1700 WG 2
    • 1700-1900 Drafting Meeting

Thursday, 13 July

Friday, 14 July

Saturday, 15 July

  • Registration Desk Open (0800-1700) (Entrance Hall of Pacifico Yokohama)
  • ICANN Public Forum (0830-1800) (room 101) webcast
  • Evening Reception (1830-2000) (rooms 501+502)

Sunday, 16 July

  • Registration Desk Open (0800-1700) (Entrance Hall of Pacifico Yokohama)
  • ICANN Board of Directors Meeting (0900-1500) (room 101) webcast

Monday, 17 July

Updated 15 July, 2000

The following agenda items and documents have been posted for public review and comment:

1. New Top Level Domains

2. At Large Membership and Elections:

3. Country code top level domain registry (ccTLD) delegation and administration policies

4. Definition of Geographic Regions

5. Revision to ICANN Bylaws on Meeting Minutes

Links to additional documents, proposals, community feedback, and draft resolutions will be posted on this page as they become available. Comments on the agenda itself should be sent to Andrew McLaughlin.


Information on Yokohama:


Thanks to sponsors of ICANN's Yokohama meetings:, eNic, Dotster, Image Online Design, Melbourne IT, Network Solutions Registrar, Network Solutions Registry, Neustar, Speednames,

Past sponsors of ICANN meetings:

Alcatel; Banco BCI;; the Cabinet Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) of the Arab Republic of Egypt; Cámara de Comercio de Santiago; Cisco Systems Inc.; Communications Industry Services (CIS) business unit of Lockheed Martin IMS; Compaq Computer Inc.; Ericsson; Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Universidad de Chile; Geganet; the Internet Society of Egypt; Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue; Latham & Watkins; Lucent Technologies; MCI Worldcom; Microsoft; Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Arab Republic of Egypt; MIST; MobiNil;; Network Solutions, Inc.; Raya Holding; RealImpact, a division of RealNetworks, Inc.; Red Universitaria Nacional (Chile); Telecom Egypt; and Telefónica de España.


As usual, ICANN will be webcasting the ICANN Public Forum (15 July) and ICANN Board meeting (16 July). Click here for details on the webcasts and remote participation opportunities for those unable to attend the meetings in person.


If you plan to attend the ICANN meetings in Yokohama, please pre-register here. There is no registration fee to attend ICANN meetings.

While preregistration is not required, the information will be used to prepare printed nametags. Preregistration will also assure that you're kept up to date about logistical details as information becomes available. As an option, you may choose to be included on a public list of meeting attendees.


The Information for Development Program (infoDev). The infoDev program of the World Bank has agreed to consider funding a limited number of infoDev Conference Scholarship Fund (iCSF) Fellows. The iCSF Fellowships will support expenses directly related to the attendance of developing country participants at the ICANN meetings. Allowable expenses will include travel, accommodations, and per diem. Applications are being evaluated by the LACNIC and AfriNIC organizations.

Salzburg Seminar's ICANN Travel-Support Project. The Salzburg Seminar's ICANN Travel-Support Project administers travel and accommodation grants for a limited number of representatives from non-profit, educational, research, or public-interest organizations to attend international ICANN meetings. For details, please see The Salzburg Seminar's ICANN page.


The local host committee is led by the Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC). ICANN gratefully acknowledges the generous assistance and contributions of JPNIC to support the Yokohama ICANN meetings.

To contact JPNIC, email


Click here for press and media information.


All travelers to Japan must have valid passports. Many travellers to Japan will need to obtain visas in advance. Click here for more detailed visa information, including a list of countries whose citizens are exempt from visa requirements.

To determine your visa requirements, you should contact your local Japanese Consular Office or review the information at If a visa is necessary, you should complete the form at and return it to the ICANN-Yokohama Travel Assistance Desk according to the instructions at the top of the form. Please fill out the form carefully and completely, as the information provided will be used in the preparation of the support documents necessary for your visa application. Because the application process often takes more than one month, it is important that you return the completed Visa Information Form as soon as possible. For more information about Japan's Visa requirements, see

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