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Register Now for the SSAD ODP Project Update Webinar

8 September 2021

This Announcement was updated on 16 September 2021.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization (org) invites the community to join a follow-up webinar on the System for Standardized Access/Disclosure (SSAD) Operational Design Phase (ODP) on 23 September 2021 at 03:00 UTC (22 September, 20:00 PDT). The webinar will provide a status report on the progress made in the ODP and share additional details as to when the Operational Design Assessment (ODA) is expected to be delivered to the ICANN Board. It will also include a general discussion on the ODP process moving forward and lessons learned.

Please register in advance for details on how to join the webinar. The webinar will be presented in English with interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. Video and audio recordings will be published on the SSAD ODP webpage.

Webinar: SSAD ODP Project Update
Date and Time: 23 September 2021, 03:00 UTC / 22 September, 20:00 PDT
Registration Link: https://icann.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eSZ-8eWOQ1-ajc40Vak71w

About the SSAD ODP

The SSAD is a mechanism proposed to centrally handle requests for nonpublic registration data, outlined in Recommendations 1-18 of the Final Report of the GNSO Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for 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.

Conducted by ICANN org, the ODP will assess the potential risks, anticipated costs, resource requirements, timelines, dependencies, interaction with the global public Interest framework that is currently being piloted, and other matters related to implementation of the GNSO Council-approved recommendations. The Board has requested that this ODP be completed within six months from the date of the Board's request of 25 March 2021, if there are no unforeseen legal or other matters that could affect the timeline. When the ODP is completed, ICANN org will deliver the Operational Design Assessment (ODA), the expected output of the ODP, to the ICANN Board and publish it on the SSAD ODP page for transparency. For more information on the SSAD ODP, please visit: https://www.icann.org/ssadodp


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