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ccTLDs in the Pacific workshop was held in conjunction with the Pacific Internet Governance Forum in Noumea , New Caledonia

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ccTLD Workshop, Friday 8 April 2011,
Noumea,New Caledonia

DRAFT AGENDA:

1. Official
Opening

1.    
Prayer

2.    
Setting
the scene for the day – Keith Davidson, Chair APTLD

2. Opening
Session:

1.)  
Introduction
of ICANN – Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman of ICANN

2.)  
Introduction
of CCNSO – Chris Disspain, Chairman of ICANN ccNSO

3.)  
Introduction
to ICANN’s GAC – Frank March, NZ Government representative

4.)  
Introduction
on regional top level domain organizations – Jian Zhang, General Manager of
APTLD

5.)  
Root
Server mirrors and peering – Bill Woodcock, Packet Clearing House

6.)  
IANA
root management – Save Vocea, ICANN Regional Manager, Pacific

7.)  
Introduction
of ISOC – Rajnesh Singh, ISOC Regional Manager,AsiaPacific

3. Pacific
ccTLDs updates

1.    
Updates
from ccTLDs in the Pacific (and what are the emerging issues?)

4. ccTLD
examples: No “one size fits all” solutions

1.    
.nzNew Zealand– Debbie Monahan, Domain Name Commissioner

2.    
.au,Australia– Chris Disspain, CEO, Australia Domain Name Administrator

3.    
.nu
and others

5. Best
Practices for ccTLDs

1.)  
Registry
operations

2.)  
Technical  issues: security and stability

3.)  
Policy
framework for ccTLDs

4.)  
Marketing
for ccTLDs

Managers and Operators of ccTLDs in the
Pacific are invited to participate in this one day workshop being held in
conjunction with the Pacific Internet Governance Forum inNoumea,New Caledoniabeing convened by the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD). Please
let us know urgently a) if you wish to attend and b) what important issues you
would like to add to the agenda.  Travel
Fellowships may be available to assist attendees. Regulators and others with a
specific interest in the operation of ccTLDs are invited to also attend. There
is no charge associated with attending this day.