In the capital city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, the 60th ICANN meeting, final forum of this year, was held on October 28, 2017 to November 3, 2017.

The 60th ICANN meeting, final forum in this year

In the capital city of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, the 60th ICANN meeting, final forum of this year, was held on October 28, 2017 to November 3, 2017. In course of this forum a number of key changes in management of ICANN Corporation occurred: Steve Croker, Chairman of ICANN Management Board, announced his resignation. He was changed by Cherin Chalabi. In addition, a chairman of Government Advisory Committee (GAC) was elected. Instead of Tomas Shneider who had notified the GAC of his plans to resign before the end of the year, as a result of voting representative of Egypt, Manal Ismail, was elected.

Within scopes of work of Enlarged Advisory Committee for ICAAN Personal User Affairs ICANN (ALAC) ICANN Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Alexandra Kulikova held a meeting of member-countries. They discussed views on the regional strategy for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 12 countries responsible for 19 national domains (ccTLD), among which are 6 internationalized domain names (IDN), participated in the meeting.


At the forum a great number of burning issues for the whole domain industry was raised, for example problems of DNS abuse and development of DAAR project by ICANN, and Russian project Netoscope; potential opportunities of using Blockchain technologies in DNS infrastructure, problems of technical and legal nature; localization of ICANN information portal, timeliness of content translation in languages of ICANN ecosystem members, in particular, in Russian; problems of IDN mail, that have not been still resolved, and many others.

In proceedings of the forum Mikhaylov Vadim, representative of the Fund Internet Development, Director for Su.Domain Development, participated as a member of ccNSO PDP Retirement and Review Mechanism working group. In course of the meeting, Mikhaylov Vadim told about national .SU domain, presented its registration statistics, told about efforts in the sphere of domain security, and provided examples of successful active domain projects.