InternetNZ wins bid to host ICANN in Wellington

InternetNZ has won its bid for New Zealand to host a meeting of Icann, the private sector organisation responsible for coordinating policy relating to Internet domain names and IP addresses.

The proposal was put forward earlier this year and relates to a meeting scheduled for March 2006.

"We are delighted that we will be having this opportunity to host an Icann meeting." says InternetNZ executive director Pete Macaulay.

"It will provide a great opportunity for New Zealanders to attend, without the cost of overseas travel. It also will bring to New Zealand [more than] 500 of the leading people involved with the internet including Icann chairman and ... TCP/IP co-creator Vint Cerf."

Cerf also visited New Zealand last year.

The meeting will be held from March 27-31, 2006, and will primarily be at the Wellington Convention Centre and the Duxton Hotel.

It is not just one meeting, says president Keith Davidson, who led the bidding committee, but a collection of around 20 separate but related meetings for registries, registrars, country-code managers, intellectual property lawyers, internet users and government representatives.

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