Submitted Proposals

Organization: ICANN
Title :
90. ICANN: ICANN's Multistakeholder Model
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN: An internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions. As a private-public partnership, ICANN is dedicated to preserving the operational stability of the Internet; to promoting competition; to achieving broad representation of global Internet communities; and to developing policy appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.

The purpose of the open forum is to highlight ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model and explain how its policy development process works through the various supporting organizations and advisory committees.

The forum aims at shedding some light on areas where extensive work has been achieved with respect to policy development, and a lot more is still underway in relation to implementation. Areas such as:
  • Introduction of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) including a mechanism to “quickly” make this feasible in the country code space (Fast Track)
  • Expanding the domain name space and opening the door for new generic top level domains (gTLDs) to enter into the root
  • Ensuring stability and security of the DNS and other Unique Identifiers in an environment of more frequent and more sophisticated attacks
  • Monitoring IPv4 depletion and providing leadership through IPv6 adoption
Participants Representatives from a diverse range of stakeholder groups will participate in the forum, with attention given to ensuring individuals also come from different regions. This will include but will not be limited to: those running country-code and generic top-level domains, governments, Internet service providers, Internet end-users, and technical experts.

  • Speeches / Presentations: Each panelist, 8 minutes. (56 mins)
  • Open forum --Q&A. (34 mins).
Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite. Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them about their willingness to participate in proposed workshop.
Panelists will include:
  • Avri Doria, GNSO Chair
  • Bertrand de La Chapelle, GAC Vice Chair
  • Cheryl Langdon-Orr, ALAC Chair
  • Chris Disspain, ccNSO Chair
  • Paul Twomey, ICANN CEO/President
  • Paul Wilson, NRO Chair
Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups. Describe how you will take steps to adhere to the multi-stakeholder principle, including geographical diversity.
Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?
Please explain how the workshop will address issues relating to Internet governance and describe how the workshop conforms with the Tunis Agenda in terms of substance and the mandate of the IGF.
List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.
Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?