APNIC participated at ICANN 63, in Barcelona, Spain from 20 to 25 October 2018, the third meeting in the annual ICANN meeting cycle. ICANN 63 also included the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and welcomed nearly 2,400 attendees participating in more than 300 community sessions.
The first day of the AGM included the fourth High Level Governmental Meeting, hosted by ICANN and the Spanish government. On the last day of the AGM, there were two board meetings held, including the introduction of five new members to the ICANN Board: Harald Alvestrand, Danko Jevtovic, Merike Kaeo, Nigel Roberts and Tripti Sinha.
- At the Opening Ceremony Paul Wilson spoke on the role of the RIRs in the Internet ecosystem, collaborating with ICANN on the ASO Review, and the DNSSEC KSK Rollover.
- At the GAC Morning Session on ICANN’s Identifier Technology Health Indicators (ITHI) project, Paul and Geoff Huston gave a presentation on the RIRs’ agreement to coordinate in the development of metrics for the Internet Number registry system. You can watch a livestream of the session.
- As Chair of the NRO Executive Council, Paul presented the NRO Update as part of the joint meeting between the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) and the ICANN Board.
- Paul and Pablo Hinojosa followed discussions on the policy developments at ICANN related to whois compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
- Paul and Pablo participated in a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) Engagement workshop with other RIR representatives.
- The NRO EC held meetings with the ICANN leadership, including the CEO, Chairman and Board members, to exchange views about the future role of the RIRs. The ASO also held meetings with the ICANN Board.
- At the end of the meeting, the leaders of ISOC, ICANN, the RIRs, W3C, IETF, IAB, and CENTR stayed for a 1.5 day I* meeting to welcome Andrew Sullivan, the new CEO of ISOC and share updates from their respective organizations.
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