Previous meeting 2011

11th Meeting of the ICANN Studienkreis

28–29 April 2011, Budapest

Hotel Hilton

Thursday, 28 April 2011


14.00 – 14.30 Registration & Welcome Coffee


14.30 – 15.45 Welcome Session I: Internet in Hungary – Policy, Legislation and Market Perspectives

In the first half of 2011 Hungary has overtaken the rotating presidency of the European Union. The EU has adopted its Digital Agenda 2020 and Hungary is now on its way to transform the EU Telecom Package into national legislation, which will affect also the Internet. In the first session the national Hungarian Internet policy and market development is presented by key players from the government and the private sector, including a presentation on the management of the .hu ccTLD Registry.


Welcome & Moderation: Wolfgang Kleinwächter, University of Aarhus


Opening: N.N., Hungarian government, Ministry of Telecommunication



Legal Implications of the EU Telecom Package for national Internet legislation in Hungary

N.N., Hungarian Telecom Authority


The Management of the .hu Domain

Martos Balasz, Budapest


ISPs in Hungary – The Future of the Local Domain Name Market

N.N., Hungarian ISP Association


Internet and Hungary – A Social, Economic and Cultural Reflection

N.N., Central European University


15.45 – 16.15 Internet Security Challenges of the 2010s

Key Note Speech: Paul Twomey


16.15 – 16.45 Coffee


16.45 – 18.15 Session II: Towards a New Collaborative Model – The Role of Governments in Internet Governance?

The Internet is “governed” by broad variety of governmental and non-governmental players. The principle of “mulktistakeholderism” has evolved as a basic principle for Internet Governance. However, there is an ongoing discussion about what the role of governments is and will be in the future of the governance of the Internet. The session will discuss the outcomes of recent meetings of the UN, ITU, IGF, Council of Europe and others and will have also a look into the first results of the Review Team under ICANNs Affirmation of Commitments (AoC).


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



Bertrand de la Chapelle, ICANN Director, Marina del Rey

Fiona Alexander, US Department of Commerce, Washington

N.N., UNCSTD, Geneva

Alexander Ntoko, ITU, Geneva (TBC)

Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC, Amsterdam (TBC)

Jan Malinowski, Council of Europe


19.45 Hungarian Cultural Dinner courtesy by .hu

(by invitation only)




Friday, 29 April 2011


9.00 – 12.30 Session III: The Door is Open – Who Walks How into the new gTLD Space?

The recent ICANN meeting in San Francisco (March 2011) has opened the door into the new gTLD space. What lessons can be learned from the ICANN Baord/GAC consultations? What will the candidates get if they reach the “promised land”? What does this mean for registrars?


Moderation: Michael Heller, SHSG, Düsseldorf


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


Part 1 – Lessons Learned from the GAC/Board Meetings

ICANN: Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President, ICANN, Marina del Rey (TBC)

GAC: Hubert Schöttner, German Ministry of Economocs, GAC Member


Part 2 – Challenges for Registries

Incumbents: Pat Kane, VeriSign, Global Public Policy and Government Relations / Philipp Grabensee, Afilias Ltd.

New Applicants: Alexander Schubert, DotGay / Casper von Veltheim, Minds & Machines


10.15 – 10.30 Coffee


Part 3 – New Opportunities for Registrars?

Tim Ruiz, Go Daddy

Alexander Schwertner, EPAG

Alexander Siffrin, Key Systems

Jan Legenhausen, CSL Düsseldorf


Comments: Ken Stubbs, Afilias, former DNSO Council Member


12.30 – 13.45 Business Lunch


13.45 – 14.15 Internationalized Top Level Domains – Progress Report

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


Case 1 – China

Hong Xue, Institute for Internet Law at the University of Bejing


Case 2 – Russia

Andrej Kolesnikow, Coordination Centre for, Moscow


Case 3 – The Arab World

George Victor, National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Cairo


14.15 – 15.00 The Internet 2011

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


15.00 – 16.00 Coffee


16.00 – 18.00 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 2 billion users worldwide. With more and more mobile devices which are connected to the Internet and the perspective of Cloud Computing and the “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, wallet gardens and social networks, 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: Yrjö Länsipuro, ISOC Finland, Helsinki



Thomas Moerz, InternetX

Theresa Swinehard, Verizon, Washington

Maja Rakovic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Serbia

Michael Yakushew, RU Coordination Centre, Moscow


Final Comments & Conclusions: Erika Mann, ICANN Director, Brussels


Status 16. 02. 2010


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