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WIPO Internet Domain Name Process

Consultations

In order to ensure that all interested parties had the opportunity to present their views on the issues addressed in the Internet Domain Name Process, WIPO is conducted several regional consultations.  With a view to ensuring full geographical representation, these consultations were organized in all regions of the world, particularly, Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia, and Europe. Members of the panel of experts were present at these meetings to share their experience, reply to questions and participate in the discussion.  The consultations were for the purpose of information gathering and any views presented have served, in addition to the comments on the RFCs, as the basis for the recommendations that have been made by WIPO to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Two series of regional consultations were organized.  The first was held from September to November 1998, the second series in January and February 1999.   All interested parties were invited to participate in the consultations. Participation could take two forms: (1) attendance and participation in the open discussion, or (2) formal presentation of views. Reports, transcripts and audio files of those two series of regional consultations are available below:

CityDate and TimeVenueInformation
San Francisco, California, USA September 23, 1998 Stanford Law School
Fairchild Auditorium (at Medical School)
Consultation held
Brussels, Belgium September 29,1998 Swissôtel
Belgium
Consultation held
Washington, DC, USA October 1,1998 Georgetown University
School of Business
Washington, DC
Consultation held
Mexico City, Mexico October 6,1998 The University Club of Mexico
México D.F.
Consultation held
Cape Town, South Africa October 7,1998 Parliament Building
Cape Town
South Africa
Consultation held
Asuncion, Paraguay October 13,1998 Hotel del Yacht y Golf Club Paraguayo
Asuncion, Paraguay
Consultation held
Tokyo, Japan October 19,1998 Benrishi-Kaikan
Japan
Consultation held
Hyderabad, India October 22,1998 Welcomgroup Grand Kakatiya Hotel and Towers
Begumpet, Hyderabad
India
Consultation held
Budapest, Hungary October 22,1998 Hungarian Patent Office
Budapest
Consultation held
Cairo, Egypt November 1,1998 Hotel Intercontinental Semiramis
Cairo
Consultation held
Sydney, Australia November 4,1998 Menzies Hotel
Sydney
Consultation held
Toronto
Canada
January 19, 1999 Debates Room
Hart House
University of Toronto
Toronto
Consultation held
Singapore January 22, 1999 Auditorium
Subordinate Courts
Singapore
Consultation held
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
February 2, 1999 Teleporto Convention Center
Rio de Janeiro
Consultation held
Dakar
Senegal
February 10, 1999 Hotel Meridien President
Dakar-Yoff
Senegal
Consultation held
Brussels
Belgium
February 17, 1999 Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB)
Rue Froissart, 36
1049 Brussels
Belgium
Consultation held
Washington, DC
United States of America
March 10, 1999 Department of Commerce Auditorium
Washington, D.C. 
Consultation held

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