Welcome to ICANN61 | Community Forum for 2018. This six-day meeting will be focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. This meeting is hosted by nic.pr


Event Dates: 10-15 March 2018

Event Location: Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico

Address:100 Calle Guamaní, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico

Venue Telephone:+1 787-641-7722

Meeting Website: https://meetings.icann.org/en/sanjuan61.

Host Website: https://icann61.pr.

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Email validation is required to complete the registration process. Pre-registration is encouraged for all attendees.

Attendance at an ICANN meeting is free to the general public, although you will have to pay for your own travel and lodging. ICANN negotiates group discount rates with nearby hotels to help make the event more affordable. For more information on Booking a Hotel.


The Puerto Rico Top Level Domain (.pr) is managed by Gauss Research Laboratory, Inc., a company organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Our headquarters are situated in the heart of Río Piedras, Puerto Rico.

The .pr registry has been operating since 1989, when Dr. Oscar Moreno de Ayala, our founder, embarked on the responsibility of managing it and building its early foundations. Since then, many outstanding individuals have been part of the .pr family and together have given the .pr registry the stability necessary for an uninterrupted operation for the last 28 years.

Our main goal is to promote a solid registry that provides Puerto Ricans with accessible services and tools that can aid in the development of a reliable IT community throughout the island.



IMPORTANT! Please note that most countries, require at least two (2) blank, unused pages in your passport for entry.

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Visa Application Options

Passport and visa requirements for entering Puerto Rico are the same as for entering the United States of America. Please see the United States passport & visa website. U.S. travellers visiting Puerto Rico do not require a passport, but must carry a piece of government-issued photo ID.

Notice for U.S. Travelers - starting January 22, 2018, passengers with a driver’s license issued by a state that is still not compliant with the REAL ID Act (and has not been granted an extension) will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board their flight. To check whether your state or territory is compliant or has an extension, click here. Passengers with driver’s licenses issued by a state or territory that is compliant with REAL ID (or a state that has been issued an extension) will still be able to use their driver’s licenses or identification cards.

Apply in-person or online through your local United States Embassy or Consulate


ICANN will publish hotel information and booking links in early December 2017.


More information coming soon.



As a convenience to the community, ICANN provides links to reference information about traveling to Public Meeting locations. Please note that the links below come from third-party resources, are given for illustrative purposes, and have not been verified or reviewed by the ICANN organization. Sources include both private and government websites.


When visiting any host country, it is the responsibility of each traveler to learn about visa requirements and stay informed about all information specific to any ICANN meeting location. Check with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information on local laws that may be different from your country or region of residence.


The ICANN61 meeting website highlights important information, including visa information.

Many government bureaus responsible for international travel information publish traveler checklists (example here).

The Meet Puerto Rico website contains useful information for travelers.


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued an alert for travelers to international destinations and U.S. territories with regard to the Zika virus – including special precautions for travelers.

Additional travel and health information can be found here:


As a guest in any country, you are responsible for understanding and respecting the local laws and customs.

ICANN recommends checking with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information on local laws that may be different from your country or region of residence.


Meet Puerto Rico website provides useful information about business etiquette, language, and culture – see Overview and other interesting facts.

ICANN encourages checking with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information and recommendations for cultural considerations.

Various governments also provide this link of information – see examples here:



Centro de Convenciones de Puerto Rico

100 Calle Guamaní, San Juan, 00907

Puerto Rico

United States


Time Zone: Atlantic Time Zone – Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) -4:00

Languages: Spanish (official), English (official)

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

International Call Code: +1 or +011

Emergency Contacts (Local):

  • Fire: 911
  • Ambulance: 911
  • Police: 911

Business Workweek: Monday – Friday

Weather in March:

  • Tropical Marine, average temperatures year round between 80 °F (26.7 °C) and 70 °F (21.1 °C)


Property and venue map coming soon.


More information coming soon.