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Paris to Host ICANN's 32nd Public Meeting

August 20, 2007; 03:27 AM
Paris, France will host the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ 32nd International Public Meeting from 22-27 June 2008.

At its 14 August 2007 meeting, the ICANN Board accepted the proposal put forward by Association pour la Gouvernance de l’Internet en France, en Europe, et dans le monde (AGIFEM).

“ICANN is looking forward to working with AGIFEM and welcoming the global Internet community to Paris,” said Paul Levins, ICANN’s Executive Officer and Vice President - Corporate Affairs. “We had two highly competitive proposals to host the meeting slated for ICANN’s European region – a testament to the great local Internet communities in France and Serbia.”

Each year ICANN holds three meetings in different regions around the world. These meetings constitute an essential part of ICANN's global consensus-building and outreach efforts. The ICANN Meetings Committee sets the regions in which ICANN will hold its meetings. Proposals are then solicited from organizations interested in hosting the ICANN Meeting.

ICANN has received a number of competitive bids to host the 31st Public Meeting, slated to be held 10-15 February 2008 in the Asia-Pacific region. They are being closely evaluated and a decision will be made shortly.


ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit:

Media Contacts: Jason Keenan, Media Adviser, ICANN (USA), Ph: +1 310 382 4004, E: [email protected]

International: Andrew Robertson, Edelman (London), Ph: +44 7921 588 770, E: [email protected]

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