Domain Name System (DNS) abuse continues to be one of the most discussed topics in the ICANN community. As many know, ICANN and contracted parties have negotiated proposed amendments to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) and base generic top-level domain Registry Agreement (RA) to enhance the obligations related to DNS abuse. As part of our efforts to prepare all contracted parties for the upcoming vote of approval for these proposed amendments, ICANN hosted "A Day of Domain Name System Abuse Discussions'' in Da Nang, Vietnam, on 4 September 2023. The hybrid event was part of several technical workshops that included the ICANN DNS Symposium and OARC 41.
The sessions, developed in collaboration with the DNS Abuse Institute, were designed to explain the proposed amendments and then highlight different aspects of combating DNS abuse. The event's goal was for participants to gain a solid understanding of the proposed obligations and new tools to give them the confidence to support the pending contractual amendments and better combat DNS abuse.
With more than 125 in-person participants, in addition to remote participants and speakers, the event was well attended. We encourage all registrars and registry operators to review the recordings before the vote on the proposed amendments. Voting for the amendments starts on 9 October and will be open for sixty days. More information can be found here.
To learn more about the event's sessions, the agenda contains speaker information. The session recordings are below:
- Opening Remarks
- RAA and RA Amendments
- How Are Some Registries and Registrars Planning to Meet These Obligations?
- Deep Dive on Phishing
- Proactive Approaches
- Reducing DNS Abuse Together
We would like to thank the speakers for sharing their expertise and the local host, VNNIC, for inviting us to beautiful Da Nang, Vietnam. A special thank you to the DNS Abuse Institute for helping to shape our agenda and to our sponsor, NetBeacon.