Over the past few years there has been an increase in reports of DNS abuse, including malware, phishing and botnets. We have also seen the advent of voluntary agreements between registries and content producers aimed at reducing massive online copyright infringement. In light of these developments, we are initiating a community-wide discussion of contractual compliance and consumer safeguards, including ICANN's authority and capabilities to address DNS abuse.
Please join us for an initial community discussion on contractual compliance and consumer safeguard matters on 25 September 2017. We developed a flexible agenda based on input gathered from the community to facilitate an informal discussion around:
- Existing safeguards [PDF, 316 KB] within ICANN's contracts and Bylaws
- Types of DNS abuse that may fall within ICANN's remit; and
- Gaps within ICANN's capabilities to address abuse that may be filled by other entities within the community.
We will also ask participants to consider a dedicated session at ICANN60. We are looking forward to this initial discussion. If you cannot join the webinar and would like to share your thoughts, or if you have any questions, please contact ICANN's Consumer Safeguards Director, Bryan Schilling, at firstname.lastname@example.org.