ICANN Holding Informational Panel Discussion on DNS Abuse Pre ICANN72

The domain name industry is beginning to take Domain Name System (DNS) abuse seriously. And over the last few years it’s become a topic frequently addressed at ICANN meetings these days. This week ICANN announced they would be holding an informational session on DNS abuse with the Board and a panel of senior Internet security professionals before the ICANN72 meeting.

DNS abuse involves the malicious use or registration of domain names. The session is designed to allow the ICANN Board to engage directly with various experts as it continues to formulate its views on what are the appropriate roles and responsibilities for ICANN in mitigating DNS abuse.

For anyone interested, ICANN has provided brief biographies of panellists here. The panel discussion will be held live and virtually via Zoom on 22 October 2021, from 16.00 – 20.00 UTC. ICANN72 will be held from 25 to 28 October 2021.

Topics that the panel is expected to discuss include:

  • Defining and characterizing DNS abuse
  • Exploring the scale and type of problems associated with DNS abuse
  • Highlighting the gaps and impacts their organizations are addressing, and why and how they have chosen this particular way of mitigating DNS abuse
  • How the ICANN Board, organization, and community can help to address the challenges posed by DNS abuse

The webinar will be presented in English and include live interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish as well as real time transcription in English.

ICANN requests interested participants to register in advance to receive details on how to join the webinar.

Webinar Information

Date: 22 October 2021

Time: 16:00 – 20:00 UTC (local times)

Registration Link: https://icann.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xgIwwqJRRwiiJ1b0iMbEgw

International numbers available: https://icann.zoom.us/u/aB9Bf6fsD

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