Remote Participation Statistics
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 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 25.

  • ? user-sessions resulted from links on 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 site.

  • 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 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 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 ( 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.


For additional information, please contact:  

Ben Edelman
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School 

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