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LOS ANGELES – 31 August 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that they will host an interactive webinar entitled, "The Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs" (SADAG). The webinar is based on a study commissioned by the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCTRT) as part of its examination of consumer trust and effectiveness of safeguards that were built into the New Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Program. In defining the parameters of the study, the CCTRT sought to measure rates of common forms of abusive activities in the domain name system, such as spam, phishing, and malware distribution. The study compares rates of these activities between new and legacy gTLDs, as well as employs inferential statistical analysis to measure the effects of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), domain parking, and registration restrictions on abuse rates using historical data covering the first three full years of the New gTLD Program (2014 – 2016).
Join the webinar to receive a briefing from the study's researchers on its methodology and findings. Attending the webinars will also allow you to provide feedback and ask clarifying questions prior to submitting your public comment on the study. This public comment period is scheduled to close on 19 September 2017. The CCTRT will consider the public comments as it works toward developing its final report and recommendations.
On 13 and 14 September 2017, the ICANN organization will host two separate sessions to accommodate the Western and Eastern Hemispheres, respectively: 14:00 - 15:30 UTC and 04:00 - 05:30 UTC (time zone support here).
Webinar Details & How to Attend
The webinars will be conducted in English. Recordings of the webinars will be published on the New gTLD DNS Abuse Review page here.