LOS ANGELES – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced in a press release a new event that will be held in Madrid, Spain, on May 13, 2017. The ICANN DNS Symposium is intended to provide a technical forum for individuals to discuss topics related to all aspects of the Domain Name System (DNS).
Attendees should have a foundational understanding of the DNS. Topics for the initial event will focus on DNS-related activities within ICANN, including research, security, root server operations, IANA functions and more. To learn more about the symposium or to register for the event, please visit https://www.icann.org/ids.
The ICANN DNS Symposium will be co-located with OARC 26 (DNS-OARC Workshop), which will be held 14-15 May. Additional events occurring in Madrid earlier that week are the ICANN GDD Industry Summit from 9-11 May, which is targeted at new gTLD Program contracted parties, followed by the 6th Registration Operations Workshop on May 12.
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world. ICANN and its community help keep the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It also promotes competition and develops policy for the top-level of the Internet's naming system and facilitates the use of other unique Internet identifiers. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.