ICANN 53 Edit-a-thon: What did you work on?

We had a great turn-out for our first advertised Edit-a-thon! Many of you stopped by to make small edits to your personal page or organization and some of you more industrious attendees created new pages altogether. We had fun meeting all of you, answering your questions and learning more about what you do in your day to day lives.

Here is a list of all the articles updated or created during the Edit-a-thon:

ICANN 53 Wrap-Up

Our ICANN 53 experience (Jackie's second time, Dustin's first) was made all the better by our partnership with
Dominios Latinoamerica. If you stopped by our booth you probably noticed a few extra people managing intakes and explaining what we do. Pepa Cena, a member of the Dominios staff helped tremendously and made it possible for native Spanish speakers to be better oriented and understand our site. We were also helped by Daniel Marshall, a young student who attended ICANN to learn more about ICANN's relationship and activities around Human Rights.


When we were able to break from the booth we sought out sessions that we knew would bring meaningful content to ICANNWiki. We delayed our booth set-up and attended the early Monday morning Opening Ceremony to learn more about the upcoming ICANN 54, to be held in Dublin, Ireland and more.


Session highlights included introductions and welcomes from Gabriel Brenta (Director at NIC.ar) and Rodrigo De La Parra (ICANN Regional VP). Our personal favorite part of the ceremony was the ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Awards, which recognized the efforts of Nii Quaynor and Cheryl Langdon-Orr, long-time volunteers in the ICANN community.


The session concluded with some hard numbers about the IANA transition and its progress. President Chehade outlined a soft-deadline for the transition, describing the three-step process that lies ahead. Stakeholders across the globe have worked hard, and so far have committed upwards of 13,000 hours of their time to ensure the safe transfer of IANA.


We met some incredibly passionate and hardworking individuals in Buenos Aires and we look forward to working with all of you again in Dublin. We hope you stop by our booth and say hello! Til next time, join the conversation at icannwiki.com!

What Are Our Partners Doing?

  • Neustar announced that Brian Foster joined their team as Senior Vice President of Information Services. He brings with him, over 27 years of experience with product strategy, advanced research, and engineering operations. 
  • Afilias' new gTLD .vote has shown promise in combatting cybersquatting
    in the current Presidential Primary season. It provides safe havens for prominent candidates that fail to secure their .com namesake, such as Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina.
  • ICANN has concluded another eventful conference in Buenos Aires and is now setting its sights toward ICANN 54 in Dublin, Ireland
  • Allegravita is partnering with NamesCon and dotAsia to host DOMAINFest Asia, in Macau, China on September 4-7, 2015. This will provide a great opportunity for industry leaders in China to build and strengthen connections with the global domain name industry. 
We thank our sponsors for their continued support. We would like to invite all sponsors to reach out to us with any news or updates. You can reach us at dustin@icannwiki.com or jackie@icannwiki.com.

Cheers and Thanks for Reading,

Ray , Vivian ,   Jackie , and   Dustin
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