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WEBINAR: Compliance & Consumer Safeguard Overview

LOS ANGELES – 11 September 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that ICANN will host an interactive webinar on 25 September 2017 to discuss Compliance and Consumer Safeguard matters within ICANN’s remit, including:

  • Review and discuss existing safeguards within ICANN’s contracts and By-laws.
  • Identify types of DNS abuse that may fall within ICANN’s remit.
  • Discuss voluntary efforts to address abuse within the DNS.
  • Consider possible topic(s) for discussion during a session at ICANN 60.

This webinar will allow for an open discussion on these topics as well as any other related issues raised by members of the community. Hosted by ICANN’s Contractual Compliance and Consumer Safeguards team, the webinar will also include representatives from ICANN’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the Global Domains Division.


Webinar Details & How to Attend

Date: 25 September 2017
Time: 15:00 - 16:00 UTC

Join via Adobe Connect: https://participate.icann.org/safeguardsandcompliance/

View Dial-In Conference Number(s):

US (Toll): 1-605-475-5603

US (Toll): 1-712-770-4202

US (Toll Free): 1-888-619-1583

Canada, Montreal (Local): +1 514 669 5944

Canada, Toronto (Local): +1 647 426 9168

Participant Code: 1941584829

URL to additional access numbers: https://www.myrcplus.com/cnums.asp?bwebid=8369444&...

The webinar will be conducted in English. Recordings will be published here.

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


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