Mar 112016
 

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To the 2,000-odd regular attendees of Internet naming and addressing system overseer ICANN, recent conversations have been focussed on meeting locations.

It all started with Panama. The home of the world-famous canal was scheduled to be the next ICANN meeting, in June 2016. Then Zika hit and forced a hasty change of plans. This week, at the close of ICANN’s 55th International meeting in Marrakech (Morocco), the Finnish capital Helsinki was confirmed as the replacement venue for ICANN 56.

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Jan 112016
 
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Namescon 2016 is a packed event

The size and scope of Namescon 2016 is taking many by surprise. The event has grown at least 30% from last year, both in terms of attendance and the floor space it occupies at the Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel convention centre.

The Sunday program – the first day of the conference – gives a good insight into how rich and diverse this event is becoming. To the extent that the topic tables had to be moved from their initial ground floor locations to the first floor because too many people wanted to participate.

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