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ICANN in Egypt. Does it really take so long to get things done?


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From the "the pyramids weren't built in a day" files:

ICANN ( Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) met in Egypt this week to discuss the future of the Internet. It's a future with more security, more domain names and more internationalization.

Wait a sec, isn't that the same future that ICANN has been talking about for the last 10 years?

Things do tend to take time at ICANN in my opinion. The overall confidence in ICANN moving forward is also something that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration - NTIA (that's the US President's
principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy)
is questioning as well.

NTIA chief Meredith Baker
addressed the ICANN event in Egypt and made clear her thoughts.

"I have long thought that a stable and independent ICANN could only emerge and succeed if ICANN enjoys the competence of the community it serves," Baker said "Whether ICANN enjoys such confidence is yet to be proven."