25 Mar '11, 4am

ICANN Picks Senegal for October Meeting

ICANN heads to western Africa this fall. ICANN’s October 2011 meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal, the non-profit announced today. Dakar is Senegal’s capital and is home to two million people. The last meeting ICANN held in Africa was poorly attended due to security concerns. However, last year’s Nairobi, Kenya meeting concluded without any public incidents. ICANN has already moved one meeting location this year, moving a planned June meeting in Jordan to Singapore due to general unrest in the Middle East. ICANN is monitoring the situation in Senegal for any potential problems. In its blog post the group wrote: We are aware of concerns within the community regarding the recent demonstration that took place in Senegal. In keeping with our normal procedures and our obligation to provide a safe and secure environment for ICANN meetings, we will continue to closely monitor ...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2011/03/24/icann-picks-senegal-...

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