ICANN 37 (finally!) makes it to Nairobi.

Its finally here! ICANN 37 will be happening in Nairobi next week between the 7th and 12th of March 2010 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC). There have been so many concerns that ICANN 37 may not have made it to Kenya after all the security warnings that kept coming up in the preceding months leading up to this point. However, we can now rest assured its actually happening! Nairobi had originally been slated to host ICANN 35 in 2008 but due to the post-election violence that year Kenya lost the slot. You can find out more information on the ICANN 37 conference which is free (yes, free!) to attend at the conference web site: http://nbo.icann.org/

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was formed 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. ICANN promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers. ICANN 37 is being hosted in Nairobi by Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC) which manages the Kenya Domain Name Space (.ke). KeNIC was found to be best suited organization as the host for ICANN 37 since it is representative of the local internet community and has been established with the appropriate resources to move Kenya forward in the global world of the Internet.

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