ICANN74 will take place in the Netherlands in June. Hear from the auDA team about what was discussed and its impact on .au.

In our last webinar, we talked about the multi-stakeholder processes that govern the global Internet. This week, auDA is pleased to be travelling to the Netherlands to participate in these processes at the ICANN74 Policy Forum.

ICANN74 is the first in-person ICANN meeting since 2019. It brings together representatives from around the world to discuss Internet policy issues, including representatives from the domain name industry, technical community and governments.

Join our webinar to hear from auDA's Chief Operating Officer Dr Bruce Tonkin and Specialist Policy Adviser Annaliese Williams about key themes from the forum, the impact of key policy issues on Australians and what we can expect in the future.

What is ICANN?

ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a not-for-profit, public-benefit organisation formed in 1998. It coordinates the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), including allocation of the Internet’s unique identifiers, such as Internet Protocol addresses. It also helps facilitate the voices of volunteers worldwide who are dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable.

Each year, ICANN holds three international public meetings in different regions of the globe. Usually comprised of more than 200 different sessions, the week-long meeting is a focal point for individuals and representatives of the different ICANN stakeholders to introduce and discuss issues related to ICANN policy.

More on multi-stakeholder Internet governance

The multi-stakeholder approach sees governments, industry, the technical community and civil society all participate in decisions about the future of the Internet, recognising that all stakeholders have a valuable contribution to make.

If you want to learn more about this unique way of running things, check out auDA's blog.