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Informational Session on DNS Abuse: Panel Discussion with the ICANN Board

18 October 2021

This announcement was updated on 8 November 2021.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced an informational session on Domain Name System (DNS) abuse with the ICANN Board before the ICANN72 meeting. The malicious use or registration of domain names, often referred to as DNS abuse, within the ICANN community has been a topic of significant interest for many stakeholders for many years. The Board will hold a discussion with a panel of senior Internet security professionals on the topic. The session is designed to allow the ICANN Board to engage directly with various experts as it continues to formulate its views on what are the appropriate roles and responsibilities for ICANN in mitigating DNS abuse.

Click here to read brief biographies of the panelists.

The panel discussion will be held virtually via Zoom on 22 October 2021, from 16:00 - 20:00 UTC.

Topics that the panel is expected to discuss include:

  • Defining and characterizing DNS abuse
  • Exploring the scale and type of problems associated with DNS abuse
  • Highlighting the gaps and impacts their organizations are addressing, and why and how they have chosen this particular way of mitigating DNS abuse
  • How the ICANN Board, organization, and community can help to address the challenges posed by DNS abuse

The discussion will be held as a public session, as part of the Board's pre-ICANN72 meeting workshop. It will be live broadcast for the community via Zoom.

The webinar will be presented in English and include live interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish as well as real time transcription in English.

Please register in advance to receive details on how to join the webinar. We kindly ask you to refrain from sharing your unique link received upon registration.

Webinar Information

Date: 22 October 2021

Time: 16:00 - 20:00 UTC (local times)

Registration Link: https://icann.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xgIwwqJRRwiiJ1b0iMbEgw

International numbers available: https://icann.zoom.us/u/aB9Bf6fsD


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