This presentation will cover the basics of ICANN* and global Internet governance, with a specific focus on the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program being administered by ICANN, as well as the decision of the U.S. Government to transfer its stewardship over the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to the global multistakeholder community, and the impending rollover of the Root Zone Key Signing Key, among other issues.
Joe Catapano is part of ICANN's Global Stakeholder Engagement team, coordinating ICANN's engagement with regional stakeholders in the private sector, technical community, academia and public interest organizations. Joe works closely with the Communications and Policy teams to draft position papers and outreach materials to be used in furtherance of the GSE team’s mission and objectives in North America.
Prior to his association with ICANN, Joe was a Communications Officer at the United Nations Foundation. He also has held communications positions previously at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and Pfizer, Inc. Joe obtained his MA in Government from American University and his BA in Communications from Quinnipiac University.