Call for Presentation Proposals: ICANN80 ccTLD News Session

17 April 2024

Dear ccTLD Community Members,

We are pleased to announce the call for presentation proposals for the upcoming ccTLD News Session, scheduled to take place during the ICANN80 Policy Forum, held 10-13 June in Kigali, Ruanda. This session aims to provide updates, share insights, and facilitate discussions on topics relevant to country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) and their operations. 
The ccTLD News Sessions have been a part of the ccNSO Members Meetings for several years and have provided a global platform for both experienced and new people to meet, share experiences and discuss ccTLD-related aspects.

PRESENTATION TOPICS | This is a session for and by ccTLDS. We invite proposals for presentations on the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Case studies showcasing ccTLD initiatives
  • ccTLD collaboration and partnerships
  • Recent developments and updates within the ccTLD community
  • Policy or legislative initiatives impacting ccTLD operations
  • Practices in registry management, marketing, and community engagement

The session will allow for both in-person and virtual participation. Simultaneous interpretation will be available for selected ccNSO sessions during the upcoming ICANN Public Meeting, including the ccTLD News Session. Participants will be able to select the language they wish to speak or listen to in Zoom. Languages available will be Arabic, English, French or Spanish.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES | Presentation proposals should include a title, abstract (few sentences), and the name, ccTLD affiliation and contact details of the presenter.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | Please submit your presentation proposals no later than 8 May 2024 (23:59 UTC) via

SELECTION PROCESS | Proposals will be reviewed by the ccNSO Meetings Programme Committee (MPC) based on overall contribution to the objectives of the ccTLD News Session, taking into consideration the limited number of speaking slots. The MPC embraces diversity, including among others in terms of experiences and regional affiliation. Following conclusion of the MPC deliberations, all applicants will be notified by 17 May 2024, COB. All presenters will receive a briefing paper outlining role, scope, etc. All session presenters will be invited to attend an informational pre-session meeting and a rehearsal session closer to the meeting.


  • Showcase your expertise and thought leadership within the ccTLD community
  • Engage with fellow ccTLD operators, industry experts, and stakeholders
  • Contribute to the advancement of best practices and knowledge sharing for and by ccTLDs
  • Gain visibility and recognition for your ccTLD or initiative

CONTACT INFORMATION | For inquiries, please contact The MPC looks forward to receiving your proposals and hosting an informative ccTLD News Session!


Everton T. Rodrigues (MPC Chair)
Gudrun Poulsen (MPC Vice Chair)