ICANN Fellowship

Posted by S.P.ANANDAN on April 12, 2011 at 10:18 AM

On completion of the course on Internet Governance from Diplo Foundation, Malta,i have been selected to participate in the 13th round of the Fellowship Program to be held in Singapore on June 19-24 2011. The 41st ICANN meeting in Singapore / Asia Pacific region to be held 19-24 June 2011. Though I am quite new to the ICANN environment, I will be able to find my  niche in the ICANN community and to become the new voice of experience in Tamilnadu under the guidance of Mr Sivasubramaniam Muthusamy, ISOC Chennai Chaper's President.  Mr Sivasubramaniam will also attend the ICANN Meeting in Singapore as a Fellow for the second time.

A brief on ICANN:

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination we wouldn't have one global Internet.

ICANN was formed in 1998. It is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn't deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.


(Source: ICANN Website)

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