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OIC gets permanent observer seat at ICANN

JEDDAH, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has acquired a permanent observer seat at the General Assembly of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Organization announced on Wednesday.
In a cable directed to OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Heather Dryden, Chairman of ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), welcomed the organization's joining ICANN, OIC noted in a statement.
The Islamic organization is expected to take part at GAC's regular meetings at ICANN, including the meeting that is set to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 16, added the statement.
ICANN coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, which are key technical services critical to the continued operations of the Internet's underlying address book, the Domain Name System (DNS).
Besides providing technical operations of vital DNS resources, ICANN also defines policies for how the names and numbers of the Internet should run. (end) nh.ma KUNA 301927 Oct 13NNNN