Remote Participation Statistics
ICANN Public Meetings
Stockholm, Sweden - June 1-4, 2001

The following statistics were calculated for informal evaluation of the Stockholm remote participation efforts.

  • 380 distinct non-anonymous people logged on to the remote participation sites, including 118 on the 2nd, 172 on the 3rd, and 90 on the 4th with significant overlap between days. Some additional users logged in anonymously, while others bypassed the webcast registration system. 82 distinct non-anonymous signups were made by users within the conference facility.

  • 1,940 user-session visits to the main ICANN-Stockholm Registration and Remote Participation page ( in the one-month period from May 15 to June 15, surrounding the meetings by approximately two weeks in each direction. 1,086 views in 554 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.) 3,034 requests in 1,701 user-sessions for the main archive page. In total, 124,215 requests in 12,656 user-sessions were made for Berkman Center ICANN-related content between May 15 and June 15.

  • In the four-week period surrounding the meeting, 1725 user-sessions reached the ICANN-Stockholm Remote Participation and Preregistration pages via links from ICANN's site.

  • All RealAudio and RealVideo servers were below capacity at all times. ? user-sessions accessed the primary RealVideo feed, and ? accessed the primary WindowsMedia video feed, summed across all days.

  • From June 4 to July 4, the Archive main page received 2921 hits from 1782 distinct user-sessions. In that time, ? distinct user-sessions watched RealVideo archives of one or more of the Stockholm meetings, averaging requests for about ? distinct video segments per user-session.

  • 27 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).

  • Stockholm remote participants came primarily from North America and Europe. Summing over all three days of public meetings, 102 remote participants self-identified as North Americans, 89 as European, 39 as Australian, 26 Asian, 4 African, and 4 South American. 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. (Note that this meeting took place primarily during the North American night and early morning.)

  • A total of 689 people preregistered to attend the meetings, including 633 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 633 planning to attend in person, 597 were willing to include their names on the list of meeting attendees ( while 36 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 providing 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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