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ICANN Meetings in Melbourne

9-13 March 2001

Click Here for the Local Hosts' ICANN/Melbourne Meeting Website!

ICANN's next round of meetings will be held (9-13 March, 2001), in Melbourne Australia. The meetings are free to attend, and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development process.

Please be aware that there are a number of events being held in Melbourne around the time of the ICANN meeting, so early hotel booking is strongly recommended.

The Host Committee have provided a local website with information regarding the area, the meeting and local Hotels.

The meetings will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition &Convention Centre (MECC).

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


ICANN Meetings by Special Arrangement

On Friday March 9th 2001 the following additional meetings will take place:

  • At Large Study Committee
    • Time: 12:30 - 16:30
    • Location: Bellarine 1
  • ICANN - ccTLD Managers
    • Time: 8:30 - 12 noon.
    • Location: Corryong 1 & 2
  • DNSO ccTLD Registries Constituency
    • Time: 13:00 - 18:00
    • Location: Corryong 1 & 2

ICANN Meetings

On Saturday March 10th, there will be an ICANN Orientation Workshop (9:00-10:00, YouYang 1 & 2), and meetings of the DNSO Constituencies:

On Sunday March 11, there will be a meeting of the DNSO Names Council (13:30 - 17:00) and a DNSO General Assembly (08:30 - 12:30), in the Latrobe Theatre.

On Monday March 12, there will be an ICANN Public Forum (08:45 - 18:30, agenda below), in the Latrobe Theatre.

On Tuesday March 13, there will be an ICANN Board Meeting (08:30 - 15:00, open to public observation), in the LaTrobe Theatre.


The agenda for the ICANN Public Forum on 12 March 2001 currently includes the following discussion items and reports:

Other items may be added in the near future, so please check back. Comments on the agenda should be sent to Andrew McLaughlin, or to any member of the ICANN Board of Directors.

The schedule for the Public Forum on 12 March currently is as follows:

  • 0845 - Welcome and Introductions (including Dr. Stuart Lynn, new CEO)
  • 0900 - CEO Report
  • 0920 - Committee Reports
    • Root Server System Advisory Committee
    • Governmental Advisory Committee
    • Reconsideration Committee
    • Finance Committee (including Budget 2001-2002)
  • 1015 - Break
  • 1030 - Public comment
  • 1100 - Reports (continued)
    • Supporting Organizations (including DNSO Review)
    • At Large Study Committee
    • Ad Hoc Group on Numbering and Addressing
  • 1145 - Public comment
  • 1215 - Welcome from Sen. Richard Alston, Minister of Communications, Australia
  • 1230 - Lunch break
  • 1400 - Status of ccTLD Agreements
  • 1415 - Public comment
  • 1430 - New Registry Agreements - new TLDs (including public comment)
  • 1530 - New Registry Agreements - com/net/org (including public comment)
  • 1630 - Break
  • 1645 - Reports on Internationalized Domain Names
  • 1715 - Other Business/Open Mike
  • 1800 - Adjourn

Here again, this schedule is tentative and subject to change as we get closer to 12 March.


As the meeting is being run on a cost-recovery basis, sponsorship opportunities are limited. If you or your organization are interested in sponsorship please feel free to contact Greg Crew.

We are presently actively seeking sponsors for the meeting Webcast. If you or your organization are interested please feel free to contact John Crain


As usual, ICANN will be webcasting the DNSO General Assembly and Names Council Meetings (11 March), the ICANN Public Forum (12 March), and the ICANN Board meeting (13 March). Click here for details on the webcasts and remote participation opportunities for those unable to attend the meetings in person.


Pre-registration for the Melbourne meetings is now closed. Registration will be available on-site. You can review the public list of pre-registrations by clicking here.

Due to possible space/security requirements pre-registration may be necessary for invitation to some receptions.


Members of the press should contact Brett LaGrande for assistance.

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