ICANN Public Meetings
Montevideo, Uruguay - September 7-10, 2001
The following statistics
were calculated for informal evaluation of the Montevideo remote participation
and meeting technology efforts.
- 579 distinct non-anonymous
people logged on to the remote participation sites, including 173
on the 8th, 233 on the 9th, and 173 on the 10th with significant overlap
between days. ? additional anonymous users logged in, summed across
all days of the meetings, while ? users bypassed or attempted to bypass
the webcast registration system. 88 distinct non-anonymous signups
were made by users within the conference facility.
- ? user-session visits
to the ICANN-Montevideo Registration and Remote Participation pages
(in http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/icann/montevideo) in the one-month
period from August 25 - September 25, surrounding the meetings by
approximately two weeks in each direction. ? views in ? user-sessions
of the Live Webcast page while the meetings were in progress. (But
surely many repeats by same person on different days, therefore counted
as different user-sessions.) ? requests in ? user-sessions for the
main archive page. In total, ? requests in ? user-sessions were made
for Berkman Center ICANN-related content between August 25 and September
- ? user-sessions resulted
from links on icann.org web pages..
- In the four-week period
surrounding the meeting, ? user-sessions reached the ICANN-Montevideo
Remote Participation and Preregistration pages via links from ICANN's
- All RealAudio and RealVideo
servers below capacity at all times. ? user-sessions accessing the
primary RealVideo feed, and ? the primary WindowsMedia video feed,
summed across all days.
- From September 10 to October
10, the http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/icann/montevideo/archive
Archive main page received ? hits from ? distinct user-sessions. In
that time, ? distinct user-sessions watched RealVideo archives of
one or more of the Montevideo meetings, averaging requests for about
? distinct video segments per user-session.
- 56 remote comments were
received throughout the three days of meetings. Of those, 9 were presented
(all read in their entirety and attributed in scribe's notes).
- Remote participants came
primarily from North America, Europe, and South America. Summing over
all three days of public meetings, 183 remote participants self-identified
as North Americans, 82 as European, 60 as South American, 17 as Asian,
12 as Australian, and 11 as African. See http://cyber.harvard.edu/icann/montevideo/archive/remoteparticipants-geography.html
for details, including a breakout by day. This data reinforces prior
experience that remote participants are primarily drawn from North
Americans plus residents of countries in timezones for which the meetings
take place during the day and early evening.
- A total of 572 people
preregistered to attend the meetings, including 517 planning to attend
in person and 86 interested in participating online. (Some overlap
-- it was possible to indicate interest in receiving relevant announcements
for both physical and remote participation.) Of the 517 planning to
attend in person, 474 were willing to include their names on the list
of meeting attendees (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/icann/montevideo/archive/physpart.html)
while 43 explicitly declined to be listed. Announcement messages about
webcast times and details and about archive availability were sent
to all preregistrants in addition to all actual remote participants.
Finally, another ? participants registered on-site by provding name
their names and contact information; their names are merged into the
public list of meeting attendees linked above.
information, please contact:
Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
ICANN-Related Content from The Berkman Center for Internet
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