REGISTER NOW! #ICANN59 Read Out Session @CivicHall 6pm Thursday #ICANN

ICANN 59On Thursday July 20 2017 at 6pm EDT 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.

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 -

Register (F2F or online) via Eventbrite - 


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.

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.