ICANN 35, the organization’s 35th international meeting, is currently taking place in Sydney.
Topics to be covered at the meeting include Internationalized Domian Names (IDNs), changes to the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP), abuse policies, and the new gTLD program.
ICANN holds several of these meetings every year in order to connect with and receive input from industry professionals around the globe.
Because the event is being hosted by Australia, there’s been an emphasis on the .au TLD and Australian web infrastructure. In an address to attendees, Stephen Conroy, the Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, offered praise and support for ICANN, citing important contributions to the organization from the land down under.