ICANN 8

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Dates: 9th - 13th March 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Host: Australia
Venue: Melbourne Exhibition &Convention Centre (MECC).
Website: [4]
Historical Significance
There were a further 18 companies accredited to the .com .net and .org registrars.

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ICANN 8

The Annual ICANN 8 meeting was situated in Melbourne Australia between the dates of 9th – 13th March 2001. All meetings throughout the event were free to attend, by any person that was interested in the topics discussed throughout the event. All meetings were held in the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC).

The ICANN 8 event lasted for the duration of the five days it had been planned for, and like all ICANN Meetings, it was seen as a great success, as many people from the industry had turned up to say their problems and concerns. There were several topics on the agenda for the event, one of the main topics being New Top level Domain Agreements.[1]


Historical Significance

As a result of the meetings which were to take place at ICANN 8, the following companys were accredited as domain name registrars toward the .com .net and .org domains.


  • Alice's Registry, Inc. (United States)
  • British Telecommunications plc (BT plc) (United Kingdom)
  • DomainPro, Inc. (United States)
  • DevelopersNetwork.com, Inc. d/b/a DomainInvestigator.com (Canada)
  • Direct Information Pvt. Ltd. d/b/a Directi.com (India)
  • Domain Intellect Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • eMarkmonitor Inc. d/b/a Markmonitor (United States)
  • Intercosmos Media Group, Inc., d/b/a directNIC (United States)
  • Internet Plaza City Co., Ltd. (Korea)
  • Jiva Online Pty Ltd. (Australia)
  • Mobilcom City Line d/b/a topnet AG (Germany)
  • Netblue Communications Co., Ltd. (Korea)
  • Philippine Registry.Com, Inc. (Philippines)
  • R&K, Inc. d/b/a 000Domains (United States)
  • Tech Electro Industries, Inc. (United States)
  • Triara.com (Mexico)
  • Wooho T&C Co., Ltd. (Korea)
  • Yellowiz Corp. d/b/a Yellowname.com (Korea)


With the additon of these companies, it brings the total number of companies which have met the criteria for accreditation as .com, .net and .org registrars to 179. The Stability of the Internet and the continuity for consumers, are still protected by the requirement that every business which wish to become a accredited registrar in any top-level domains must first become accredited by the ICANN group[2].

Sessions

There were many meetings, which were schedualed to take place throughout ICANN 8, many of the meetings took place in various hotel rooms in the locaiton of the event, and covered several differnt topics, which were up for public discussion and dispute.[3]

  • Business Constituency


  • ccTLD Registries Constituency


  • gTLD Registries Constituency


  • Intellectual Property Constituency


  • ISP Constituency


  • Non-Commercial Constituency


  • Registrars Constituency


AGENDA FOR ICANN PUBLIC FORUM AND BOARD MEETING


  • New TLD agreements
  • Topic Paper on New TLD Agreements
  • ccTLD agreements
  • DNSO review
  • Internationalized Domain Names
  • Proposed Revisions to VeriSign Agreements
  • Status report by At Large Study Committee
  • ICANN Budget 2001-2002
  • Final report of the Ad Hoc Group on Numbering and Addressing

References

The Event Agenda

New Top level domain agreements

ICANN Budget 2001 - 2002

  1. [1]
  2. [2]
  3. [3]

External Links

ICANN Website