More than 240 registrants participate in the regional Registry Registrar meeting in Amsterdam

ICANN announced that there is a lot of interest in the regional Registry Registrar meeting, taking place in Amsterdam January 24th and 25th 2013. With over 240 registrants, this is by far the most attended regional meeting since ICANN started hosting regional meetings in 2005. ICANN expects a productive event and a positive dialogue among all the registry and registrar stakeholders attending.

ICANN Board Member Bertrand de la Chapelle opened the meeting as the keynote speaker and ICANN’s President and CEO Fadi Chehadé will be closing the meeting with a roundtable session on Friday. As part of the event, ICANN also welcomed the future registries and registrars from the region that have registered, and hosted a special newcomers session on Thursday morning.

If someone is unable to attend in person, they are welcome to join via remote participation. For the agenda and remote participation access details, please see: These meeting will be recorded, and the presentations will be posted on the ICANN site soon after the conclusion of the meeting.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.


  1. it has a been a good meeting so far. The sessions at Friday have been pretty intresting so far.
    The Registrar compliance session was pretty good also yesterday.

  2. The regional meetings are more aimed towards Registrars and Registries to give them an update on what’s going on.
    From a domaining point of view the new transfer procedure is something that might be instresting. I wrote about this a few weeks ago here :
    Gathering from this meeting it looks this will be decided on in October. The PDP will then kick in and should be live early 2014.

    Then we will have a control mechanism in place and will reduce domain theft.

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