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Pictures from the biggest domain name event ever

Scenes from the first day of ICANN 50 in London.

Close to 3,500 people registered for the ICANN 50 meeting in London this week, making it the biggest domain-name related event ever.

The surge in attendance has to do with a confluence of events, especially the U.S. government’s recent plans to eventually no longer be involved with the contract related to IANA functionality.

ICANN books meeting venues well in advance, so it wasn’t able to switch up venues to accommodate the crowd. That’s led to some crowded hallways and meeting rooms.

Here are some pictures from around the ICANN meeting on Monday….

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