ICANN69 to be Virtual Meeting

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This evening, ICANN announced that its ICANN69 event will be held virtually rather than in person due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic impacting people throughout the world. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) was scheduled to be held in Hamburg, Germany, but it will be held entirely online instead:

The meeting dates will remain the same, and the public meeting will be held October 17-22, 2020. Registration will be open to the general public.

Even though that is several months away, it is clearly the right decision. I highly doubt the majority of attendees would be willing to fly to internationally in just a few months. Even if this is wrong, it is doubtful people would book flights for a future conference.

This is the third ICANN meeting that was converted to a virtual meeting because of the coronavirus pandemic. ICANN67 was originally scheduled for Cancún, Mexico, and the upcoming ICANN68, originally scheduled for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will also be held virtually.

ICANN did not announce where the event will be hosted online. ICANN could use Zoom or an alternative video conferencing platform. I am sure that information will be forthcoming.

With the cost savings from not hosting a major event like the ICANN meeting, perhaps ICANN will consider holding off on the ICANN fee that is charged by domain registrars.

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  1. Elliot, are you going to follow up with Reza from Dan.com? Which EPIK minions went to REZA’s investor. Which minion was it? We need Names, minion or not this can’t go on!

    This person needs to be called out surely? they act like scum, they deserve to pay the price

    You surely saw, their cult attack Braden’s wife, mike, and Shane. no more
    pretending this is all fine. We all smell something is terribly wrong at that place. Now people are in fear of talking because of EPIK minions harassing

    There is a bad odour. BANNED from namescon why on earth would they do that? because EPIK are straight trailer trash lead by thugs, I would like to add it should be indefinitely banned from namescon

    Should we be suprised their act of Mr Nice guy has blown up and they shot themselves in the foot?

    Everybody saw this coming and knew rotten delinquents are on the leash

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