ICANN Selects China As 2013 Meeting Host

Posted on Jun 25 2012 - 12:39pm by Karan Chopra

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board has named Beijing, China as host for its 46th meeting of the body, which is scheduled to take place from April 7 to 12 next year. This will be the first ICANN’s meeting in the Asia-Pacific region since from the time it was earlier held in Singapore in June 2011 and first in China after the whole decade since from the time it was last happened in Shanghai in October 2002. The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the Internet Society of China (ISC) and the China Organizational Name Administration Center (CONAC), together submitted a viable proposal to serve as co-hosts for the ICANN 2013 Asia Pacific Meeting.

Here is what the resolution says:

“Whereas, ICANN intends to hold its first Meeting for 2013 in the Asia Pacific region as per its process for rotation of meetings among ICANN’s geographic regions.

“Whereas, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the Internet Society of China (ISC) and the China Organizational Name Administration Center (CONAC), together submitted a viable proposal to serve as co-hosts for the ICANN 2013 Asia Pacific Meeting.”

“Whereas, staff has completed a thorough review and analysis of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the Internet Society of China (ISC) and the China Organizational Name Administration Center (CONAC) proposal and finds it acceptable.”

“Whereas, the Public Participation Committee and the Board Global Relationships Committee each evaluated the proposal and recommended the Board accept the proposal.”

“Whereas, the Board Finance Committee has recommended the approval of the budget for the ICANN 2013 Asia Pacific Meeting as proposed.

“Resolved (2012.06.23.23), the Board accepts the proposal of the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the Internet Society of China (ISC) and the China Organizational Name Administration Center (CONAC), and approves that the ICANN 2013 Asia Pacific Meeting shall be held in Beijing, China from 7-12 April 2013, with a budget not to exceed US $2.23 Million dollars.

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