[technology taskforce] Transitioning ICANN's Remote Participation Platform to Zoom

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Apr 3 21:41:18 UTC 2019

Dear Dev,

thanks for reporting this. A while ago, when Adobe Connect was faced
with security problems, ICANN briefly interrupted the use of Adobe
Connect and replaced it with both the use of Webex and Zoom. The result
was not particularly positive and the vast majority of people were happy
to return to Adobe Connect, which is a lot more powerful than Webex and
at least keeps some form of order to the order in which people put their
hands up. Zoom has some serious shortfalls for meetings with a large
number of people --- and it does not offer local dial up in many
countries around the world.
I am very surprised about this choice.

How do you all rate Zoom vs. Adobe Connect?

Kindest regards,


On 03/04/2019 23:09, Dev Anand Teelucksingh wrote:
> just as Adobe is starting to switch to HTML5 from Flash
> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/transitioning-icann-s-remote-participation-platform-to-zoom
> After careful consideration, ICANN org has decided to transition our
> official remote participation platform from Adobe Connect to Zoom. In
> January 2019, we entered into a contract with Zoom to license its
> product for widespread deployment. Plans are being executed now so
> that we can completely replace Adobe Connect & PGi by ICANN65 in
> Marrakech, Morocco. Our intent is to run ICANN65 using Zoom as our
> sole web conference platform.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/ttf/attachments/20190403/f83eae06/attachment.html>

More information about the ttf mailing list