The 2nd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum will be postponed to the year 2021

Dear Participant of Engagement Forum,

Thank you again for your support to the 2nd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is still our concern about public health and safety. On June 17th, our government just announced new regulations on business tourists entering Taiwan, which will affect the foreign speakers and participants. In view of this, TWNIC decided that this year’s The ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum will be postponed to the year 2021.

The Forum had previously been decided to postpone until 12-13 November this year. However, the severe global situation of COVID-19 pandemic has not yet been completely eased. It is impossible to anticipate the ease of border control of various countries in the next few months.

Meanwhile, at present many international conferences or sports competitions are postponed, canceled, or by remote participation under the considerations of border control and public health. For example, the Tokyo Olympics has been postponed to 2021, ICANN’s three meetings in this year are online events, and APNIC 50 in September has also been changed to online participation.

After consolidating all the information, and taking into consideration of public health, border control, and the risks of public health and safety to all Forum participants, we decided to postpone the ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum to the year 2021.

Thank you again for your support to this Forum and your understanding of the postponement. We hope that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be alleviated as soon as possible.

Stay healthy and safe.

Best regards,

Taiwan Network Information Center

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