Costa Rica has been chosen as the venue for ICANN Public Meeting #43. ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the non-profit entity coordinator of the Domain Name System, and it is estimated that ~1,500 of the highest authorities linked to the world of the Internet, will be participating in this meeting, including Othello who are an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar.
This gathering from across the globe of the organisations that run/own/manage the internet will be held 11th-16th March 2012, and as is characteristic of the public meetings of the ICANN anyone who wishes to attend may do so freely and participate in discussions with specialists.
The ccTLD host of the meeting will be the National Academy of Sciences through its NIC Costa Rica unit, which provides the service for the registration of domain names “.cr” to Internet users located in the country.
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) delegated on 10 September 1990 to the National Academy of Sciences, the Top Level Domain (Top Level Domain (TLD) .cr for Costa Rica, for the coordination and administration of domain names in the hierarchy .cr.
There are now only ~6 weeks to go, before the meeting starts in the capital city ( San Jose ), and if you’re planning on attending, you need to get organised today – the venue hotel and all of the local hotels to the venue are completely sold out.
The cleanest/safest/nicest (insert adjective of choice) of San Jose is Escazu (about 20 minutes from the venue) – nice hotels, restaurants and shops.
If you have time (before or after the event) Costa Rica is home to fantastic flowers, iguanas and lizards of all sizes (verging on dinosaurs in some cases), and come everything grows and blooms in an explosion of colour