Name: Mark William Datysgeld
Date: 18 Jul 2023
Affiliation: Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES), AR-TARC, Governance Primer
Original Public Comment: Amendments to the Base gTLD RA and RAA to Modify DNS Abuse Contract Obligations
Summary of Submission
The Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES), AR-TARC, and Governance Primer, would like to signal support to the amendments being carried out by ICANN org. and the ICANN Contracted Parties. We understand these amendments to consist of targeted and reasonable modifications that will provide additional clarity on how abuse is to be dealt with moving forward. This is a strong first step towards making the Internet safer and adequately fulfilling our role as stewards of the DNS.
SMEs often have a difficult time making the investment necessary to defend against the myriad of online threats that emerge at an increasing pace, so clearer and more effective rules to deal with malicious action are greatly appreciated. It is our hope that further conversations will follow the successful voting of this proposal, so that the community continues to advance proposals which ensure that the DNS is progressively less viable as a vector for security threats, data breaches, scams, and other ills that affect companies and individuals from around the world.
In the full Public Comment we further discuss:
* DNS Abuse Definition
* Prompt mitigation action
* Obligation of action (3.18.2)
* Inclusion of webforms
* ICANN Compliance’s role