DI covered the ICANN 47 meeting in Durban remotely last week, but I’m happy to say that we have some photos from the meeting to publish nevertheless.
These pictures were all graciously provided by award-winning freelance photographer and long-time ICANN meeting attendee Michelle Chaplow.
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade delivering his keynote address during the opening ceremony on Monday.
Representatives of the first new gTLD registries to sign the Registry Agreement and the first registrars to sign the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement line up on stage to sell their souls to ICANN, also during the opening ceremony.
One of these men reportedly shed a tear as he committed his John Hancock to paper; whether through happiness or grief, it’s impossible to know for sure.
Attendees of the DNS Women Breakfast, which gives members of the under-represented gender an opportunity to plot world domination over coffee and croissants three times a year.
From humble beginnings a few years ago, we’re told that over 70 women attended the Durban brekkie.
Three participants on the second “What the Journalists Think” panel, which this time was exclusively made up of African journos.
Finally, Akram Atallah, president of ICANN’s new Generic Domains Division, smiling despite an apparently busy week.