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Welcome!  ICANN59 will be our second ever Policy Forum. This four-day meeting is focused on current policy development work, outreach, and daily opportunities to network with the community . For general information about ICANN59, please visit https://meetings.icann.org/en/johannesburg59.

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Thursday, June 29 • 15:15 - 18:30
Cross Community Discussion – Geographic Names at the Top-Level Session II

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The Cross Community Discussion – Geographic Names at the Top-Level sessions will be a chance for the community to discuss and consider the topic of geographic names at the top-level of the DNS, an area where there are divergent views amongst the community organizations, and even amongst those within their respective organizations. During the 2012 round of the New gTLD Program, country or territory names as defined in the Applicant Guidebook, were not permitted. Certain other Geographic names, as defined in the Applicant Guidebook, were permitted when accompanied with supporting documentation. There are currently several efforts underway that are separately looking at how geographic names should be handled in the future, with some focusing on different aspects of the topic. The New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP WG is seeking to facilitate a community-wide dialogue that allows for the community to collaborate, understand the various needs, and to consider and debate proposals to address geographic names at the top-level in future new gTLD procedures; The goal of the session is to work collaboratively with the community to develop a consensus-driven compromise solution. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/xgffAw
Staff Leader: Steve Chan
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Operations Support - GNSO Lead Administrator, ICANN
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Steve Chan

Senior Director, Policy Development Support & GNSO Relations, ICANN
Steve joined ICANN in February 2008 and served with the New gTLD Operations team for over 5 years. He is now a member of the Policy Development Support team, leading the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) policy support team.

Thursday June 29, 2017 15:15 - 18:30 SAST
Ballroom 1 (GAC)