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Community Dialogues on Consumer Safeguards

28 January 2019

LOS ANGELES – 28 January 2019 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published a recording of a recent discussion on consumer safeguards in the Domain Name System (DNS). The recording, presentation [PDF, 1.0 MB], and supplementary documents are now available.

The meeting, held on 11 January 2019, in Washington, D.C., was intended to gauge local interest in holding a community-wide dialogue on consumer safeguards topics, such as DNS infrastructure abuse, at a future ICANN meeting. Nearly 50 ICANN community members participated and concluded that a sub-group of the participants should attempt to draft an agenda for a community-wide dialogue at a future ICANN meeting.

If you have additional input on these topics as well as the safeguards summary document, please send it to Jamie Hedlund, Senior Vice President for Contractual Compliance & Consumer Safeguards at jamie.hedlund@icann.org, or Bryan Schilling, Consumer Safeguards Director at bryan.schilling@icann.org.


ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.