ICANN Picks London, Singapore, North America for 2014 Meetings

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — ICANN on Thursday decided on locales of its 2014 meetings: Singapore, London and a yet-to-be-determined location North America.

Its 2013 meetings will be held in Beijing (April 7-11), Durban, South Africa (July 14-18) and Buenos Aires (Nov. 17- 21).

On Thursday, ICANN's board approved the Buenos Aires location and dates, which would be the 48th meeting for ICANN since inception as the manager of the Internet

Dates for the Singapore, London and North American location haven't yet been decided.

This past year, ICANN has met in Toronto, Prague and San Jose, Costa Rica.

ICANN meetings are held three times each year in different regions of the globe to enable attendees from around the world to participate in person. One meeting each year is also the organization's annual general meeting, during which new board members take their seats.

ICANN meetings are free and run five days (Monday to Friday). ICANN meetings offer a variety of sessions such as workshops, open forums and working meetings on the development and implementation of Internet policies.