The Internet Corporation for Assigned Name and Numbers (ICANN @ www.icann.org) opened it 22nd international public meeting and the fourth to be held in Latin America. These meetings constitute an essential part of ICANN's global consensus-development and outreach efforts - http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-04apr05.htm
High on the agenda for this meeting is the interest of African's to see the Board publicly approve the second and final application submitted to it by the Board and members of the Africa Network Information Centre (AfriNIC @ www.afrinic.net) which is designated to be the fifth Regional Internet Registry (RIR) serving the Africa region.
AfriNIC submitted to the ICANN Board an updated Application for Recognition, which includes summaries of their prior submissions, and details of their fulfilment of the ICP-2 Criteria for recognition as an RIR @ http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-14mar05.htm
The application was submitted for public comments which you can see @ http://forum.icann.org/lists/afrinic-recognition/
The AfriNIC application would be considered at the Board meeting on Friday, 8 April 2005: (8:00 – ) (A3-Dalmacio Velez Sarsfield-Lower Lobby)
These sessions will be webcast @ http://www.icann.org/meetings/mardelplata/#ScheduleandAgenda