ICANN56 in Helsinki, June 27-30

On June 27-30 I participated to meeting #56 of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). It is an interesting time for ICANN, as we proceed with making the IANA transition proposal a reality. As a member of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), I (try to) contribute to manage the policymaking for the general top level domain names (such as .com, .hotel, ...). This was the first 'Policy Forum' ever, a new format introduced recently by ICANN: shorter meetings (hooray!) explicitly focused on policymaking. I liked this format a lot--and if time allows, a blog post will soon appear here.