“Internet Pavilion” to Host Key Internet Discussions During the ITU Telecom World Conference

Washington, D.C… September 30, 2009 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Number Resource Organization (NRO) are joining forces to host the “Internet Pavilion” at the Telecom World Event, taking place from October 5-9. The three organizations are working together to raise awareness of the need maintain and reinforce a single, global, secure, stable and interoperable Internet.

“The Internet Pavilion will be a focal point for participants to gather the most current literature and hear discussions about how the Internet ecosystem works”, said Theresa Swinehart, ICANN’s Vice President for Global and Strategic Partnerships. The “Internet Pavilion” is supported by organizations responsible for different aspects of Internet development, operations, administration, and technical management.

“For the Internet, open standards are developed through open processes, where anyone with the necessary skills and interest can participate,” said Gerard Ross, Senior Communications Manager of ISOC.  “The Internet is where anyone who wants to apply those creative standards can do so without having to seek permission or pay fees.”

The Internet Pavilion will host a series of seminars, briefings and presentations on a range of topics, including how the global infrastructure of the Internet works, the key roles of the Internet protocol (IP) address and domain name systems, as well as the importance of a collaborative approach to Internet governance.

“One of the key challenges that the Internet community, national and regional governments as well as private sector organisations are tackling at the moment, is the imminent depletion of the current IP address pool, IPv4, and the need to accelerate the worldwide deployment of the next generation of Internet Protocol, IPv6,” said Adiel A. Akplogan, Chairman of the NRO. “Collaboration between different Internet stakeholders at events such as ITU Telecom World and beyond will help raise awareness of this challenge, protect future Internet innovation and growth, and ensure that the Internet remains open and accessible for all.”

For more information, visit the Internet Pavilion, October 5-9, 2009, Hall 4, Stand 4035, ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009 Conference.



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