Kenya said AU's Process on .africa was not transparent and do not want to agree to any GAC advise on DotConnectAfrica's application, however consensus was reached says the GAC report. How?
ICANN concluded its 46th meeting held in Beijing China last week, some of the highlights of the meeting as per the announcements is that it was one of the largest meetings ever.
However aside from the normal attendance this was also set as a platform for the much awaited GAC advice on applications that were presented. This follows the GAC early warnings that GAC Members issued on November 20, 2012, and
applicants and GAC Members have been exchanging information with the aim of reaching an understanding or agreement on concerns raised, wherever possible. GAC had issued 242 early warnings to new gTLD
ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé announced today that the organization will open its first new global engagement office in Beijing. “Engagement with China is not merely an option, we simply must engage at every level or we will lose our legitimacy,” said Chehadé. “This is part of our effort to embrace the world.”
The ICANN leader made the announcement during the welcoming session at ICANN’s 46th public meeting in Beijing - the largest meeting in the 15-year history of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. So far more than 2,100 people have so far show up for the Beijing meeting.
“We’ve never seen anything like it,” said Nick Tomasso, ICANN’s Senior Director of Meetings. “Last year 1,821 showed up for our meeting in Prague in the Cze
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