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Santiago Meetings

August 24-26, 1999


ICANN held a series of meetings in Santiago, Chile, on August 24-26, 1999. Any interested person was welcome to attend and participate; most meetings were broadcast live over the Internet, with remote participants able to submit comments and questions in real time. This page contains pre-meeting information and details about the agenda, documents for public comment, remote participation, etc. For a list of the resolutions adopted by the ICANN Board in Santiago, click here. The online archives of the meeting (including RealVideo, RealAudio, and scribe's notes) can be found here.


The local Host Committee, chaired by Florencio Utreras, has prepared a web site with full details relating to meeting venues, lodging options, and meeting schedules.

ICANN is grateful to Sr. Utreras and the Host Committee for volunteering their time to organize these meetings; and to the College of Economic Sciences, University of Chile in Santiago, Chile, for donating the use of its auditorium and meeting rooms.

For press and media information, please click here.

Updated July 16, 1999

The ICANN meetings will be held primarily at the College of Economic Sciences, University of Chile in Santiago, Chile, with some meetings held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. ICANN has reserved a block of rooms at this hotel to be used by the Internet community. When reserving a room with the Crowne Plaza, please be sure to mention that you are attending the ICANN meetings in order to receive the discounted room rate. We suggest you make reservations as soon as possible as these rooms will be filled quickly. Information on this hotel, including phone numbers to make your reservation can be found below. Further details, including a list of several alternate nearby (and less expensive) hotels with rooms available, can be obtained by visiting the local Host Committee's hotel page.

Crowne Plaza Hotel (US $149/night)
Av. Lib. Bernardo O'Higgins 136
Telfono: (56 2) 638-1042
Fax: (56 2) 639-2062

Principado Hotel (US $40-60)
Vicua Mackena 30
Santiago Chile
Telfono: (56 2) 222-8142
Fax: (56 2) 222-6065

Presidente Hotel (US $ 45-56)
Avda. Eliodoro Yez 867
Santiago Chile
Telfono: (56 2) 235-8015
Fax: (56 2) 235-9148



ICANN has made arrangements with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society to provide realtime webcasting and remote participation access.

Updated August 19, 1999

The following items have been placed on the agenda for public discussion and comment at the ICANN Public Meeting on Wednesday, August 25, and for the ICANN Board Meeting on Thursday, August 26, which will be open for public observation.

Links to relevant documents, proposals, community feedback, and draft resolutions will be posted on this page over the next few days. In addition, ICANN will be posting email addresses for public comments on specific items, along with web page archives of comments received. Comments on the agenda itself should be sent to Andrew McLaughlin.

  • Geographic Diversity
    • Proposed Interim Policy for Geographic Diversity on the ICANN Board (Posted for public comment)
    • Since the issue has recieved some discussion in connection with earlier proposed bylaw amendments, comment is invited concerning whether or not a conforming change of the word "citizens" to "residents" should be made in Article VI-B, Section 3(c) of the Bylaws concerning geographic diversity on Names Council

Updated August 23, 1999

Monday, August 23, 1999

14:00-18:00 - ccTLD Registries (Auditorium, FACEA)

Tuesday, August 24, 1999

08:30-09:30 - Registration

  • DNSO Names Council, Intellectual Property, ISPs, gTLD -- Main Hall, FACEA
  • Commercial and Business Entities, Registrars, Noncommercial, GAC, ASO -- Upper Hall, Crowne Plaza Hotel


DNSO Constituency Group: Commercial and Business Entities (Antártica Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel)

DNSO Constituency Group: Trademark, Intellectual Property, and Anti-Counterfeiting Interests (Room 2002, FACEA)

DNSO Constituency Group: ISPs and Connectivity Providers (Auditorium, FACEA)

DNSO Constituency Group: gTLD Registrars (Room 2005, FACEA)

DNSO Constituency Group: Registrars (Prieto Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel)

DNSO Constituency Group: Noncommercial Domain Name Holders (Room 2001, FACEA)


Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) (Bulnes-Montt Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel)

12:30-14:00 - Lunch 

14:00-20:00 - DNSO General Assembly (Auditorium, FACEA)

14:00 -17:00 - Government Advisory Committee (GAC) (Bulnes-Montt Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel)

14:30-15:30 - Address Supporting Organization (ASO) Public Forum (Antártica Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel)

17:30-18:30 Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Public Forum (Auditorium, FACEA)

19:30-22:00 - Welcome Cocktail (Bulnes-Montt Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel)


Wednesday, August 25, 1999 

08:30-09:00 - Registration (Main Hall, FACEA)

09:00-12:30 - ICANN Public Meeting (Auditorium, FACEA)

Click here for the Agenda.

[At this meeting, members of the Internet community (including those physically present and those participating through the realtime Internet multicast) will be able to comment on and discuss with the Initial Board the issues and proposals that have been posted above in the Agenda. In addition, there will be an open comment period at which any issue may be raised and discussed. This meeting will be translated into Spanish and Portuguese.]

12:30-14:00 - Lunch 

14:00-18:00 - ICANN Public Meeting, continued (Auditorium, FACEA)

18:00-19:00 Informational Internet Y2K Session (Auditorium, FACEA)


Thursday, August 26, 1999

08:30-12:30 ICANN Board Meeting (Auditorium, FACEA)

[The meeting of the ICANN Initial Board will be open to public observation, both in person and via Internet multicast. This meeting will be translated into Spanish and Portuguese.]

12:30-14:00 - Lunch 

14:00-19:00 DNSO Names Council (open to public observation)

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