IGP's Jeanette Hofmann will co-moderate an open discussion examining the internationalization of critical Internet resources management and other topics at the upcoming Internet Governance Forum in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt on Monday November 16 from 10:00-13:00 (local time, 8:00-11:00 UTC), remote participation options will be available.
The open discussion will not have panelists, in order to promote greater participation by all stakeholders to inform and provide their perspectives. It will be managed by the Chair and moderators with resource persons on call in the audience. The following issues were mentioned, among others, to be addressed under this heading:
* Transition from IPv4 to IPv6;
* The IANA contract and the role of governments;
* The internationalization of critical Internet resources management;
* The importance of new TLDs and IDNs for development;
* Enhanced cooperation.