The 59th international meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) commences on June 25, 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa. ICANN traditionally holds three international meetings per year, which rotate among five geographic regions and three meeting formats with different subject areas of focus. The Johannesburg meeting is only the second ever in the “Policy Forum” format and is likely to be relatively brief and focused on policy development among community members. This Legal Update details several high-profile topics that have emerged amid community discussions in the lead-up to the meeting in Johannesburg.
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