ICANN has formally announced that Dublin will be the host for the 54th ICANN meeting taking place in October 2015.
Dublin has previously played host to both RIPE and IETF meetings. It is also the venue for Web Summit (now known as The Summit), which will be held on November 4th-6th 2014 and which attracts several thousand attendees.
A growing number of domain registries are based in Ireland’s capital city. While some might be using Ireland’s tax regime, others have setup significant operations in the city.
At present there are the following companies:
Afilias, based in the centre of the city at the IFSC. Afilias have had an Irish corporate entity for years, but only started staffing their Dublin offices after their acquisition of .mobi and GoMobi
IEDR, the company that runs Ireland’s ccTLD.
Rightside Registry
Starting Dot
Minds & Machines
Dot Global
TLD Registry Ltd
The venue for the Dublin meeting is The Convention Centre, Dublin. More information on