Compliance Outreach Activities | 2011
(Listed most recent first)
Washington, D.C. Outreach on 15 December 2011
Over the course of three days, Maguy Serad (Senior Director) and Stacy Burnette (Director) meet with government officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and ICANN community members from the Intellectual Property Constituency, the Commercial and Business Constituency and the Registry Stakeholder Group to share information regarding the new direction of ICANN's Contractual Compliance Program and to receive ideas regarding ways to enhance operations. Candid discussions were held concerning: compliance resources, New gTLD readiness, compliance communications and consumer protection concerns.
Silicon Valley Outreach on 10 November 2011
Maguy Serad (Senior Director) and Khalil Rasheed (Senior Manager) met with representatives from Facebook, Symantec, Visa, Adobe, Apple and law firms at ICANN's Palo Alto office. The Compliance team made a well-received presentation to the participants, followed by useful discussions and knowledge sharing in a number of key compliance areas: UPDR, Whois and inter-registrar transfers. Pam Little (Senior Director) and Stacy Burnette (Director) joined the session by phone.
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
Asia Pacific – 25 May 2011
Pam Little, Senior Director of Contractual Compliance was invited to speak at the Seminar on Domain Name Dispute Resolution hosted by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC*) in Hong Kong. The seminar was well attended by IP attorneys and n-house counsels based in Hong Kong and from China.
Pam's presentation focused on procedural aspects of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and was intended to clarify:
- Roles and responsibilities of the sponsoring registrar during the different phases of an administrative proceeding
- ICANN's role in following up registrars who do not implement UDRP decisions
- How the ICANN Consensus Policy "Expired Domain Deletion Policy" interacts with the UDRP
According to the Final GNSO Issue Report on The Current State of the UDRP [PDF, 2.69 MB], many experts agree that procedural aspects of the UDRP could be an area for further improvement.
* The HKIAC operates the Asia Domain Dispute Resolution Centre, as one of ICANN appointed UDRP services providers.
Europe Regional Accredited Registrars and gTLD Registries Event
Europe: 12-13 May 2011
The Europe Regional Accredited Registrars and gTLD Registries Event in Munich, Germany
AOC Whois Review Team Meeting in London
The AOC Whois Review Team met face-to-face for the first time on 19–20 January 2011 in London. At the Review Team's request for a briefing by Compliance staff, Stacy Burnette attended the meeting and made a well-received presentation on "What is ICANN Doing in Compliance to Enforce the Existing Whois Policy." The Review Team is scheduled to meet face-to-face again at ICANN's 40th International Meeting in San Francisco.
ICANN Public Meetings
ICANN's 42nd International Public Meeting in Dakar, Senegal 23-28 October 2011
Maguy Serad, Stacy Burnette, Khalil Rasheed and Constance Brown attended ICANN's 42nd International Meeting in Dakar, Senegal 23-28 October 2011. Information regarding ICANN's Contractual Compliance Program was presented to the ALAC, IPC, registry Stakeholder Group, Registrar Stakeholder Group and the Law Enforcement Community during the Dakar meeting. Additionally, all community members were invited to meet contractual compliance staff and ask contractual compliance questions at an all-day compliance outreach event on Wednesday, 26 October 2011. This was a new outreach initiative to allow focused discussions as well as open interactions with all interested members of the ICANN community. The agenda consisted of four sessions; two with a focused topic and two as an open forum for questions and answers from attendees. The focused sessions topics were the Registrar Self-Assessment Questionnaire Review and feedback and Registrar Data Escrow.
ICANN's 41st International Public Meeting in Singapore 19-24 June 2011
Maguy Serad, Pam Little, Stacy Burnette, Khalil Rasheed and Carlos Alvarez attended ICANN's 41st International Meeting held in Singapore, 19–24 December 2010. Contractual Compliance staff made presentations to the ALAC, IPC, Registrar Stakeholder Group and the Business Constituency. In addition, they met with community members to discuss and exchange ideas regarding various compliance issues and attended numerous sessions.
ICANN 40th International Public Meeting in Silicon Valley, San Francisco 13-18 March 2011
Pam Little and Stacy Burnette attended the ICANN 40th International Meeting to be held in San Francisco 12-18 March 2011 (see further details at http://svsf40.icann.org/). They updated the community on progress of new hires and staff changes, as well as two focus areas of enforcement work: registrar port 43 Whois access and the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy. Staff also consulted and seeked input and comment from the community on a number of Compliance initiatives.