Over 2,200 people have registered for next week’s ICANN meeting.
Next week’s ICANN meeting in London is sure to be big. And not just because it’s the big 5-0.
The 50th ICANN meeting, which officially kicks off on Sunday, June 22, already has 2,200 registered attendees.
I’m one of those 2,200. I haven’t been to an ICANN meeting in a while, and here’s why I picked this next one to attend:
1. It’s in London. It’s a world city that’s easy to get to from much of this planet. There’s even a direct flight from Austin.
2. Net governance will be a hot topic. Normally that’s a bit boring, but there’s a lot of mainstream coverage about the IANA functions transition. It’s an important topic.
3. The new TLD program is now full steam ahead. I’ll take this opportunity to meet with new TLD applicants to get their take on where things are now and where they’re headed. I’m especially interested to get the vibe around .London.
4. I’m counting on Kevin Murphy to lead me to the best .pubs around town.
Feel free to comment if you’re making the trip to London.