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Ten minute introdction to ICANN for Business

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Ten minute introdction to ICANN for Business

  1. 1. 2013: 2.7 billion Internet users ! ! !Next billion over the next 5 years   2
  2. 2. ICANN coordinates the Domain Name System (DNS)! 3 This means management and administration of the system of unique identifiers that let us reach another person, website, or information. This system keeps the Internet growing, united and interoperable
  3. 3. Multi Stakeholder model! +  Every Stakeholder has an interest in how the internet develops +  No single stakeholder is more important than any other +  Innovations and policies are generated from the bottom up 4
  4. 4. +  Business needs are one of the reasons for Internet growth +  Today: 2.7 billion users & 6.8 billion mobile subscribers +  Success of ICANN and success of business are interconnected 5 In  billions   Business is a key stakeholder! 8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1   0   7.06    6.8      2.7     2005   2006   2007   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   Popula3on   Individuals  using  the  Internet   Mobile  cellular  subscrip3ons  
  5. 5. Of interest to business: New gTLDs and IDNs! New generic Top-Level Domains and Internationalized Domain Names   +  Business opportunity +  Brand and trademark protection issues +  Technical requirements ! ! 6
  6. 6. Information Sources for Business! @ICANN4biz +  myICANN www.myicann.org +  The Business Constituency www.bizconst.org +  The IP Constituency ICANN for Business http://www.ipconstituency.org +  The ISP Constituency http://www.ispcp.info +  ICC Basis http://www.iccwbo.org/BASIS 7
  7. 7. ! Thank You! ! ! ! ! ! !

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