Photograph of Hamburg, Germany where ICANN 78 takes place in October 2023. Includes ICANN 78 0 Hamburg AGM title, and Domainsbot logo

ICANN 78 – Making the Most of Meetings and Visiting Hamburg

October 12, 2023

Unveiling the Power of Connectivity: Why You Should Attend ICANN 78 in Hamburg this October (hint – there’s karaoke!)

As another year passes and we prepare to travel for the ICANN AGM, October 21-26, 2023, to meet with colleagues, partners and friends, we decided to take a moment and reflect on the greater event. While we will, of course, be meeting with colleagues on site, there are a wealth of reasons to attend, show up and contribute.

In the ever-evolving landscape of the digital realm, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) remains a crucial organization shaping the future of the internet. This October, the bustling city of Hamburg will play host to an essential gathering of minds at the ICANN meeting. As technology continues to advance, attending this event becomes more and more vital – it’s a strategic move for individuals and organizations invested in the internet’s growth and governance.

  1. Insight into Internet Governance
    The ICANN meeting provides a unique opportunity to delve into the intricate world of internet governance. By attending, you gain a front-row seat to discussions and decisions that influence the policies and protocols shaping the internet. Stay informed and contribute to subjects such as changes in domain names, IP addresses, data, privacy and other critical aspects that impact how we navigate the online sphere.
  2. Networking Opportunities
    Connecting with like-minded professionals, industry leaders, and experts is invaluable. The ICANN meeting in Hamburg will offer a platform where you can build meaningful connections, exchange ideas, and establish collaborations. Networking is not just about collecting business cards; it’s about fostering relationships that can lead to innovative projects, partnerships, and shared visions for the future. If you know our team, then you know we strongly believe in the power of relationships. Reach out if you need a friendly, and well connected, team to know!
  3. Stay Abreast of Industry Trends
    The digital landscape is dynamic, with trends and technologies evolving rapidly. Attending the ICANN meeting ensures you stay updated on the latest industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices. Gain insights into the future of the internet, cybersecurity, and technological advancements that can influence your business or organization. Looking for someone to discuss it with over a drink, let us know!
  4. Contribute to Policy Discussions
    ICANN meetings are not just for passive observation; they provide a platform for active participation. By attending, you have the opportunity to contribute to policy discussions, share your insights, and be a part of shaping the rules and regulations that govern the internet. Your voice matters, and this is the place to make it heard.
  5. Diversity of Perspectives
    The ICANN meeting brings together a diverse array of stakeholders, representing different regions, industries, and interests. This diversity of perspectives enriches discussions and ensures a holistic approach to internet governance. Exposing yourself to these varied viewpoints can broaden your understanding and help you make more informed decisions in your own work. We know it does for us.
  6. Access to Expert Sessions and Workshops
    The meeting agenda is packed with expert sessions, workshops, and interactive forums. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, these sessions cater to a wide range of interests and expertise levels. Deepen your understanding of specific topics, gain new skills, and take advantage of the wealth of knowledge shared by industry leaders.
  7. Explore Hamburg
    Beyond the conference rooms and events, Hamburg offers a vibrant and culturally rich backdrop for the ICANN meeting this year. Take advantage of your time in this historic city to explore its landmarks, savor the cuisine, and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere. Trust us, networking isn’t confined to the conference halls—some of the most valuable connections are often made in more relaxed, social settings. And speaking of social settings…

What’s a key ingredient to a successful ICANN conference?
A karaoke night with us, of course!

Attending the annual karaoke night is a must! Domainsbot is happy to be hosting this year’s Karaoke Night and we can’t wait. While it books up quickly and is already full, make sure to add your name to the waitlist and we’ll keep you posted if space opens up!

A night of karaoke fun on Wednesday, Oct 25th. Get ready to showcase your vocal talents and sing your heart out to your favorite tunes with your favorite people and to meet new ones!

Whether a seasoned pro or shower singing novice, RSVP to put your name on the waitlist for our private VIP lounge, where laughter, drinks, and songs will be in abundance.

Don’t miss out on future Domainsbot events, make sure to follow us on LinkedIn to see future event announcements – never miss a chance to rock the mic again!

We can’t wait to see you at ICANN Hamburg! Please reach out to to book a meeting and learn about our newest products.

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