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The Recording is Now Available for the ICANN Informational Session on DNS Abuse

8 November 2021

This announcement is an update to a previous announcement published on 18 October 2021.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board hosted an informational session on Domain Name System (DNS) abuse on 22 October 2021, in advance of ICANN72. The session materials and recording are now available here.

The malicious use of domain names, often referred to as DNS abuse, has been a topic of significant interest for stakeholders for many years. The ICANN Board held this discussion with a panel of senior Internet security professionals. The session was 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.

To read the biographies of the panelists, click here and to access the materials and recording, 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.