The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to relocate its upcoming domain name conference away from Jordan, the country where it was first planned to take place.

Scheduled for June 20 and running until June 24, the meeting was expected to be a forum for discussion of the proposed introduction of a plethora of new top level domain names.

However, ICANN has decided to relocate to ensure that the maximum number of people possible can attend the event.

ICANN said “rapidly changing developments” in the region — including the recent revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia — would make the event difficult to coordinate.

Which is why ICANN is seeking another venue.

“The decision reflects the board’s view that regional developments could have a negative impact on attendance at the meeting,” a spokesperson for the organization said.

Mideast unrest forces change of venue for ICANN
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