ICANN78 Hamburg


Accompanying Programme
ICANN78 Meeting
21 - 26 October 2023
in Hamburg

6 Months of Building Momentum – Accompanying Programme ICANN78

For the first time since 1999 in Berlin, ICANN78 will be held in Hamburg from 21 to 26 October 2023 in Germany.

Under the motto "6 Months of Building Momentum" eco - Association of the Internet Industry organizes a supporting programme with its members before, during and after ICANN78 to highlight the importance and relevance of the Domain Name System (DNS), the domain industry, ICANN and the ICANN78 meeting on a national and European level.

Benefit as a supporter of the accompanying programme! Extensive visibility through events, webinars, interviews & background reports.

Out of more than 1,000 members of the eco association, more than 130 companies are part of the eco Names & Numbers Forum community. More than 75% of all domain names worldwide are managed by members of the eco association. This makes the competence group one of the largest interest groups for registries, registrars, resellers, resolver operators, secondary market operators and consultants in the domain industry.

eco - Association of the Internet Industry will co-host the ICANN78 meeting together with the City of Hamburg and DENIC eG. More than 2,000 participants from research, the tech community, politics, business and civil society are expected to attend these meetings.

Sponsors of the ICANN78 Accompanying Program

Key Messages


The DNS is one of the essential parts of the Internet.


The DNS is an ecosystem, not just a registration system.


Internet with Trust – The Domain Name Industry is taking responsibility.


  • The relevance of the DNS for the Internet
  • DNS resolution in transition – technical advancement
  • DNS as the basis for IoT and smart infrastructure / applications
  • New gTLDs on the horizon – the expansion of the DNS
  • Domain names for businesses: brand protection, portfolio management and .brands
  • What is DNS Abuse and what the industry is doing to fight it
  • Data protection & WHOIS

Sponsoring Opportunities

ISPCP Outreach Event

The Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers Constituency (ISPCP) will host an ISPCP Outreach Event (approx. 4 hours) as part of the Annual General Meeting to introduce the work of the ISPCP to a wider audience outside of its own community (telcos, ISPs, connectivity providers) and to recruit new members. The ISPCP Outreach Event is organised in collaboration with the ICANN Org‘s Stakeholder Engagement team and is usually hosted by national/regional telcos/ ISPs. The agenda is put together by the ISPCP.

Day Zero Workshop

On Friday, 20 October 2023, eco will offer a High Level Workshop Day on current regulatory topics (e.g. transposition/implementation of the Digital Services Act, the NIS-2 Directive, Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework). The outcomes of the workshop will be recorded in writing, summarised in a white paper, and published. At the end of the Day Zero Workshop Day, the eco Community invites you to an exclusive reception in the evening for informal networking among the workshop participants.

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