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Join ICANN’s SSAD and Governmental Accreditation Authorities Webinar

29 November 2021

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization (org) will host a webinar on 3 December 2021 at 15:00 UTC to update the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) on the topic of governmental accreditation authorities under the System for Standardized Access/Disclosure (SSAD) Operational Design Phase (ODP).

This webinar will focus on the SSAD business process design elements relevant to the governmental accreditation authorities, as well as the designation of a governmental accreditation authority to ICANN org or its designee.

Participants outside the GAC can attend this webinar as observers. It will be presented in English with interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish available through the Adigo dial in line. Video and audio recordings will be published on the SSAD ODP webpage.

Adigo Dial in Numbers: https://go.icann.org/adigo

Conference ID (French): 9002
Conference ID (Spanish): 9003
Conference ID (Chinese): 9004
Conference ID (Russian): 9005
Conference ID (Arabic): 9006

Webinar: SSAD and Governmental Accreditation Authorities
When: 3 December 2021, 15:00 UTC
Connection Link: https://icann.zoom.us/j/96967154625?pwd=WmcvVDlOdTUycTRiRlA2T3BGRFdSUT09

About the SSAD ODP

The SSAD is a mechanism proposed to centralize requests for nonpublic registration data, outlined in Recommendations 1-18 of the Final Report of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) Registration Data Phase 2. Due to the resource investment and complexity that would likely be required to implement the SSAD-related policy recommendations in a timely and predictable manner, the ICANN Board has requested an ODP to inform its deliberations, including whether the recommendations are in the best interests of the ICANN community or ICANN.

For more information on the SSAD ODP, please click here.


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 nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.