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[bc-gnso] Capitol Hill panel regarding ICANN on Monday (3-21-2011)

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  • Subject: [bc-gnso] Capitol Hill panel regarding ICANN on Monday (3-21-2011)
  • From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:07:42 +0000

I'll be on a Capitol Hill panel to discuss ICANN and internet governance next 
Monday.    Will try to keep Congress from getting involved.


The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee cordially invites you to...

Influencing ICANN: What Role Will World Governments Have Over Internet Domain 

Monday, March 21, 2011
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Luncheon Panel Debate and Q&A
Rayburn House Office, Building Room B338
Please RSVP to 
or via phone to 202-407-8829.

[UPDATE: At the time of this email ICANN has yet to decide important matters 
related to world governments' influence with ICANN including a decision about 
the .XXX domain. The ICANN board may decide such matters later today. Our 
brefing on Monday will be timely. This National Journal 
 provides some background on the developing events at ICANN. We will be 
following #ICANN on Twitter. ]

Just a reminder that our briefing,"Influencing ICANN: Do World Governments Want 
More Control Over Internet Domain Functions?," will take place on Monday 3/21 
at Noon for Congressional staff and interested parties. This briefing will take 
place just days after ICANN,* the organization that manages the Internet's 
domain name addressing, responds to the governments of the world who seek 
additional scrutiny and conditions over the management of one of the Internet's 
most important functions. This is a follow up briefing for our closely related 
2009 briefing "The Future of the U.S. Government's Role in ICANN, Internet 
Addressing and Internet Governance."

Congressional interest in this important area of Internet architecture is 
obvious. Governmental control over Internet functions takes on new significance 
in light of the extraordinary events recently in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya 
fueled by Internet communications. Further, Congress continues to express 
concern over the impact of the Internet on intellectual property interests, 
which may be implicated by ICANN decisions. And, some Members of Congress have 
expressed angst about other International bodies such as the U.N. seeking more 
control over the Internet.

Panelists Include:

- Krista Papac, Chief Strategy Officer, AusRegistry International
- Kristina Rosette, Covington & Burling
- Steve DelBianco, NetChoice
- Jamie Hedlund, ICANN

What: Luncheon Panel Discussion and Q&A (Lunch will be served)
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room B338
When: Monday, March 21, 2011, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
RSVP: Please RSVP to 
or via phone to 202-407-8829.
Contact Cat Matsuda at 202-407-8829 for more details.

* Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

This widely attended educational briefing is hosted by the Congressional 
Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable 
organization. Congressional staff and members of the press welcome. The ICAC is 
a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade 
associations, non-profits, and corporations.

Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee
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