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118 West 22nd ST 12th Floor · 10011, NY

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Internet Society's New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) present a recap of ICANN 59 which took place in Johannesburg at the end of June. https://meetings.icann.org/en/johannesburg59 (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmeetings.icann.org%2Fen%2Fjohannesburg59&data=02%7C01%7Cmarybak%40microsoft.com%7C24eaa858d2c74dc7c92308d4b4ef1c95%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C636332386453109713&sdata=RV1LvBDkffH1KOdpvcVqyewDcrRq%2BF8gp%2B1r8ISRjes%3D&reserved=0)

Some major issues under discussion were:

- the future of the WHOIS system which identifies owners of websites

- the robustness and reliability of Internet routing

- access to the new TLDs

- domain dispute process

- law enforcement

- Intellectual Property

- human rights

This 'Read Out' will not only give insights on what went down in Jo'burg, but also provide an opportunity for the NYC Internet community at-large to make its views known.

Please join us!

Remote participation will be available - https://zoom.us/j/260896618

Register (F2F or online) via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icann-59-read-out-session-tickets-36010695961

Light food and drinks will be served.

ISOC-NY works strongly to raise awareness and bring as many voice as possible to these processes. We would like to engage the NY tech and startup community as they could and should benefit from learning about these issues and taking on a greater interest. http://isoc-ny.org

ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world. http://icann.org