28 June 2017
Egypt Partakes in ICANN 59 Meeting

Egypt, represented by the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), is partaking in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 59 meeting held on June 26-29 in Johannesburg, South Africa. ICANN59 will be ICANN second ever Policy Forum. This four-day meeting will be focused on sessions which are core to current policy development work and outreach.

The meeting is reviewing a number of reports of advisory bodies and committees, which in turn will hold a number of meetings, sessions and workshops, including the meetings of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO).
NTRA represents the Egyptian government at the meetings of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), which discusses governments' views on the Internet resource management. It also represents Egypt in the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the Internet Governance Forum. NTRA participation is significant to preserve Egypt’s leading role in these international organizations and to take part in formulating the Internet resource management policies at the international level.

ICANN meetings are held three times each year in different regions of the globe. They offer the best opportunity for face-to-face discussions. They also offer a variety of sessions such as workshops, open forums and working meetings on the development and implementation of Internet policies.

ICANN meetings are all about participation, collaboration and finding solutions to the small – and large – problems that the Internet constantly faces. Participants attain a lot of benefits as they understand how Internet policies are created and how the Internet works. They gain knowledge about the main issues facing the Internet today and in the near future. In addition, they enhance ICANN work by participating in all key developments.

ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world. ICANN mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. It assumes, mainly, the responsibility of distributing the fields of addresses in the IP, allocating the protocol identifiers and managing the record system of Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) and Country Code Top-Level Domain (ccTLD).

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