62nd international meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) is taking place this week, from June 25-28, 2018, in Panama
City, Panama. Several members of Winterfeldt IP Group are attending ICANN 62.
62, the second of three global meetings that will take place in 2018, is framed
as a policy forum meeting, the shortest of ICANN’s three rotating meeting
styles. The policy forum format focuses on cross-community collaboration, with
a much more limited number of meetings of individual constituencies and
stakeholder groups. The Panama City meeting will offer a number of working
group sessions, presentations on high-interest topics, and cross-community
panels, with a goal of sharing viewpoints from different facets of the
stakeholder community. The GNSO Council (the body that develops global domain
name policy) and the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), the body of over
175 country and territory representatives that advises the ICANN Board, will
hold their traditional meetings, albeit on a more abbreviated schedule, and
there will not be a dedicated Constituency Day.
activities during the Panama City meeting will continue to focus on WHOIS/GDPR
(European data protection regulation) issues. In addition, several sessions
will be devoted to rights protection mechanisms and the new generic top-level
domain (gTLD) program, including continued planning for subsequent rounds of
new gTLD applications.
reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in receiving a summary and analysis of key takeaways from
select sessions, including GAC sessions relating to GDPR matters, a GNSO
working session, meetings of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Working Group,
and community sessions on geographic names and GDPR issues, presented on
Monday, June 25 in Panama City.