The Second Eastern European DNS Forum to Take Place in Belarus

2 October 2017

The second Eastern European Domain Name System Forum (EEDNSF) will take place from 12-13 October 2017, in Minsk, Belarus. The event is organized by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in partnership with the technical administrator of ccTLDs .BY and .БЕЛ, hoster.by company, also hosting the event. It follows on the success of the first edition held in Kiev last year, which attracted more than 200 participants from the region.

The event is part of ICANN's regional outreach efforts to raise awareness on issues related to the Domain Name System (DNS), and collaborate with the stakeholders through discussions on areas of further development. The Forum will bring together interested parties and world experts in the field to share experiences, and inform participants about updates on the regional and global domain industry trends. It will cover topics such as DNS abuse and threats, ICANN regional strategy, legal issues in DNS industry, DNSSEC abd KSK rollover and regional views from registries and registrars. The first day of the event will cover technical presentations and the second day will be devoted to policy-related discussions.

The event provides participants with an opportunity to interact with each other and discuss various business, technical and policy aspects of the domain industry with experts from the field. Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) liaison to ICANN Board, Jonne Soininen is among the speakers to talk about name spaces as well as priorities in DNS industry. Dave Piscitello, ICANN VP of Security and ICT Coordinator, will also be at the event to discuss DNS security related topics.

Register here and visit the Eastern European DNS Forum website for more information. You can follow the event on social media with the hashtag #EEDNSF.

Remote participation and livestream of the event will be available to those interested in participating, but unable to attend.

Media Contacts:

Luna Madi
Communications Director, EMEA
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 533 0313505
Email: luna.madi@icann.org

Buket Coskuner
Global Communications Coordinator, EMEA
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 533 4876254
Email: buket.coskuner@icann.org

About ICANN:

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 into your computer or other device – a name or a number. 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 and a community with participants from all over the world.