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ICANN Nixes Jordan Meeting

February 17, 2011Domaining, Domainnamewire, icann jordan, Policy & LawComments Off on ICANN Nixes Jordan Meeting

Jordan meeting will be moved over security concerns.

On Tuesday I wrote about how ICANN was heading to another hot spot in June for a meeting in Jordan.

Now comes word via DomainIncite that ICANN is going to switch locations.

Kevin Murphy reports that ICANN vice president of policy development support David Olive sent an email to members of the Generic Names Supporting Organization earlier today informing them of the change to an as-yet-unnamed location.

Jordan is potentially next in line for a regime change after Tunisia and Egypt. Given the challenges ICANN has had getting people to other questionable locations of late, this was a smart move.

Hopefully ICANN can schedule another meeting in Jordan at a more stable time.


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Uh-Oh. ICANN Traveling to Another Trouble Spot for June Meeting in Jordan.

February 15, 2011Domaining, Domainnamewire, icann jordan, Policy & LawComments Off on Uh-Oh. ICANN Traveling to Another Trouble Spot for June Meeting in Jordan.

Safety and security will be concerns once again for upcoming ICANN meeting.

I’ve got to hand it to ICANN’s meeting planners. They have a penchant for choosing locales that give less-traveled attendees heartburn.

This hit a pinnacle for last year’s Nairobi meeting, where many of the biggest companies and sponsors decided to stay home over security fears.

(Nairobi was probably a safer venue than the March 2009 meeting in Mexico City.)

ICANN returns to San Francisco for its March meeting, but then it’s off to another trouble spot in June: Jordan.

Jordan is quickly moving to the top of pundits’ lists of the next country to see revolution after Tunisia and Egypt.

So pay close attention to what happens in Jordan in coming months. And don’t book your travel ticket to the June meeting just yet.


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