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The ICANN Studienkreis is an open network of individuals from different Internet constituencies from the private sector, the academia, the civil society, the media and the government.
Established in 1999, the ICANN Studienkreis organizes annual high level expert seminars on
subjects, related to Internet Governance and the development of ICANN.

The recent meeting held in Barcelona already has many presentations uploaded at http://www.icann-studienkreis.net/programme2010.html

10th Meeting of the ICANN Studienkreis
21./22. January 2010 Hotel Rivoli Rambla, Barcelona

Thursday, January 21, 2010

14.30 – 15.15 Registration & Welcome Coffee

15.15 – 16.30 Opening & Session I

Internet in Spain and Catalonia: Policy Plans and Market Perspectives
for 2010
Spain overtakes the EU Presidency in January 2010. In the first session
the national Spanish Internet policy and market development is
presented by key players from the government and the private sector.
There will be also presentations from the ccTLD .es and the gTLD .cat
looking in particular into the political and cultural dimension of a
so-called GEO-TLD.

Welcome & Moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus

Opening: Jorge Cancio Meliá, Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio, Ma...


The management of the .es Domain
Dr. Alberto Perez Gomez, Deputy Director for RedIRIS and Internati...

The management of the .cat Domain
Jordi Iparraguirre, PuntCat, Barcelona

The management of ICTs and Internet in the current socio-economic environment in Spain
Antonio Elias Fusté, Member of the board of the Spanish National R...

16.30 – 17.00 Coffee

17.00 – 18.45 Session II

A Changing World in a Time of Economic Crisis: New Options for Enhanced
Frameworks for Internet Governance?
The financial and economic crisis has challenged the understanding of
global political and economic governance. The role of governments is
reconsidered while new governance models are further explored. This
session will look into the practical experiences which come from both
ICANN and the IGF with regard to the multistakeholder model. What are
the new options for ICANN, which come along with the termination of the
Joint Project Agreement (JPA) and the new Affirmation of Commitments
(AoC)? What is the future of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) after
its 4th meeting at Sharm el Sheikh? And what the ITU is planning for
its next Plenipotentiary Conference scheduled for October 2010 in
Mexico? High ranking representatives from various stakeholder groups
will discuss options for an enhanced mechanism of institutional
communication, coordination and collaboration (EC³).

Moderation: William J. Drake, Graduate Institute for Development and International Studies, Geneva


Fiona Alexander, US Department of Commerce, Washington
Jean Jacques Subrenat, ICANN, Member of the Board of Directors
Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe, Strasbourg
Markus Kummer, Executive Secretary of the IGF, Geneva
Alexander Ntoko, ITU, Geneva
Michael Yakushev, SAP Russia, Member of the Council of Europe Internet Governance Working Group

19.45 Catalan Cultural Dinner courtesy by .cat (by invitation only)

Friday, January 22, 2010

9.00 – 10.15 Session III

Broadening Cyberspace I: New Strategies for the gTLD-Saga?
The process of introduction of new gTLDs is moving forward slowly.
During the recent ICANN meeting in Seoul there was some confusion about
the future of the process as a whole. New questions has been asked with
regard to trademark protection, dispute resolution and security and
stability of the root, On the other hand new proposals has been made to
move forward via a gTLD Fast Track or differentiation by
categorization. The session will look into the various options and
discuss the next steps.

Introduction & Overview: Bertrand de la Chapelle, French Foreign Ministry, GAC Member, Paris


Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President, ICANN, Marina del Rey
Tim Ruiz, Go Daddy,
Alexander Schwertner, EPAG
Pat Kane, VeriSign Global Public Policy and Government Relations

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee

10.30 – 12.00 Session IV

Broadening Cyberspace II: Waiting in the Queue
The queue for new gTLDs gets longer and longer. After ICANN decided in
Seoul to open a small window for the presentation of an Expression of
Interest (EoI), a number of concrete projects are preparing to move
forward and to take the next hurdle on the way to new gTLDs. Some of
the world known key projects will inform about their plans. Each
candidate will have up to 8 minutes to present the proposal and to
answer questions from the floor.

Introduction & Overview: Michael Heller, SHSG Düsseldorf

Case Presenters:

Dirk Kirschenowski, Looking beyond the Horizon: New TLD categories?
Markus Bahmann, .bayern, Starnberg
Iratxe Esnaola, .eus, Donostia
Jothan Frakes, COO, minds + machines
Tobias Wann, VeriSign, .ngo,
Constantine Roussos, .music,
Alexander Schubert, .gay, San Francisco
Susann Reynolds, .gal, Santiago de Compostela
Phil Buckingham, .royal

Throw-In: More than just a domain - strategies for growth Creating
value beyond the domain: the mobile Web example, Francesco Cetraro,
Dotmobi Registry, Dublin

Comments: Ken Stubbs, Afilias, former DNSO Council Member

12.00 – 12.15 Coffee

12.15 – 13.15 Session V

Broadening Cyberspace III: Internationalized Top Level Domains
At its recent ICANN meeting the board decided to kick start the iDN ccTLD
process? Within the next six months numerous new TLDs in Non-ASCII
script will broaden the DNS. In the past the discussion was dominated
by technical and political questions. This session will look into
market opportunities for iDN ccTLDs in three “big languages”: Russian,
Chinese, Arabic. Key experts from the national registries in Russia,
China and Egypt will present their expectation.

Introduction & Moderation: Wolf Ludwig, Chair of the EURALO Board, Neuchâtel

Case 1 - China: Hong Xue, Institute for Internet Law at the Univers...
Case 2 - Russia: Andrey Kolesnikov, Coordination Centre for TLD.ru,...
Case 3 - Egypt: George Victor Salama, National Telecommunication Re...

Comments: Christopher Wilkinson, ISOC-Wallonia, Belgium

13.15 – 14.30 Spanish Lunch courtesy by .es

14.30 – 15.30 Session VI

Next Generation Networks: How Safe and Secure is the Internet of Tomorrow?
After Kaminsky disclosed the weakness of the DNS, a new sensibility of
the need to strengthen the security and stability of the Internet is
growing. New applications are seen more than before also with regard to
its implications for a stable and secure Internet. This session will
have a more horizontal look into the various security implications of
developments which are pushed forward individually but are interlinked
like DNSSec, IPv6 new gTLDs and iDNs.

Introduction & Moderation: Avri Doria, Lulea Technology University, former GNSO Chair

Key Note Speech: Ram Mohan, ICANN Director, Afilias Ltd., Vancouver


Michael Niebel, DG InfoSoc, European Commission, Brussels
María José Blanco, Spanish Data Protection Agency, Madrid
Andrei Robachevsky, CTO, RIPE-NCC, Amsterdam

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 - 18.00 Closing Session

Next Generation Networks: Where we are in the Year 2015?
Regardless of the financial and economic crises: The Internet is
further growing fast. It has now 1.6 billion users worldwide. With more
and more mobile devices which are connected to the Internet and the
perspective of an “Internet of Things” the question is whether we will
see a further evolutionary development, or whether we reach a moment,
where the Internet collapses and becomes more fragmented. What are the
consequences for Internet Governance? With the ONS, do we move into a
more federated and decentralized governance mechanism for the Network
of the Future which is constituted by a number of “Internets”?

Introduction & Moderation: Avri Doria, Lulea Technology University, former GNSO Chair

Key Note Speech: David W. Maher, Senior Vice President, Law & Policy, Public Interest Registry (PIR), Chicago


Marisa Jimenez, EPCGlobal
Thomas Schneider, BAKOM, GAC Member, Bern
Elmar Knipp, Knipp Kommunikation, Chair of the Board, DENIC, Frankfurt
Henning Lesch, eco, German Association of the Internet Economy, Cologne
Brian Cute, Afilias Ltd., Washington

Final Comments & Conclusions:

Erika Mann, former Member of the European Parliament, Executive
Vice-President for CCIA (Computer & Communication Industry
Association), Brussels

If you would like any other information, you can write to Sandra Hoferichter

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