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Welcome!  ICANN60 will be our Annual General Meeting for 2017. This seven-day meeting will be focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. For general information about ICANN60, please visit http://icann60.abudhabi

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Saturday, October 28
 

08:30

GNSO Next-Generation Registration Directory Services (RDS) to replace WHOIS Policy Development Process Working Group Meeting
On 26 May, 2015, the ICANN Board reaffirmed its 2012 request for a Board-initiated PDP to define the purpose of collecting, maintaining and providing access to gTLD registration data, and to consider safeguards for protecting data, using the recommendations in the EWG’s Final Report as an input to, and, if appropriate, as the foundation for a new gTLD policy. Accordingly, the GNSO Next-Generation gTLD RDS PDP Working Group is currently working through phase 1 of the Board-requested PDP, using the Framework’s 3-phase process to (1) establish gTLD registration data requirements to determine if and why a next-generation RDS is needed, (2) design policies that detail functions that must be provided by a next-generation RDS to support those requirements, and (3) provide guidance for how a next-generation RDS should implement those policies, coexisting with and eventually replacing WHOIS. This session provides an opportunity for WG members, WG observers and guests to help shape possible requirements to be deliberated upon by this WG. The WG will strive to reach consensus on requirements, using them to decide if and why a next-generation RDS is needed to replace WHOIS. During this session, the WG will focus on making progress on near-term tasks outlined in the WG's work plan (see https://community.icann.org/x/oIxlAw). This session will be led by RDS PDP WG chair Chuck Gomes, supported by vice chairs David Cake, Susan Kawaguchi, and Michele Neylon and by ICANN Policy Staff members Marika Konings, Lisa Phifer, and Amr Elsadr. For further information about this PDP, please see https://community.icann.org/x/rjJ-Ag. Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/oiIhB
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Nathalie Peregrine

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Marika Konings

Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years as... Read More →
avatar for Nathalie Peregrine

Nathalie Peregrine

Manager, Operations Support (GNSO)



Saturday October 28, 2017 08:30 - 12:00
*Hall B, Sec. B/C (GNSO)

08:30

Capacity Development Workshop for Middle East GAC Members
Capacity Development Workshop for Middle East GAC Members
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Staff Leader: Baher Esmat
Staff Facilitator: Baher Esmat

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Fahd Batayneh

Fahd Batayneh

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Middle East, ICANN
Fahd joined ICANN in October 2013. Prior to ICANN, he held several positions within Jordan's National IT Center (NITC) last of which was managing both the ccTLD and IDN ccTLD of Jordan. Fahd has attended ICANN meetings on regular basis since 2008, and was active in several working... Read More →
avatar for Baher Esmat

Baher Esmat

Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
Baher Esmat is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. In his role as ICANN Regional Vice President, he is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. A keen facilitator of collaboration... Read More →



Saturday October 28, 2017 08:30 - 13:00
*Hall 3 (GAC)

12:15

GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP WG Face-to-Face
GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting: This is a face-to-face meeting of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group. This PDP Working Group is tasked with calling upon the community’s collective experiences from the 2012 round of the New gTLD Program to determine what, if any changes may need to be made to the existing oNew gTLD policy recommendations from 8 August 2007. Those who are interested in providing their input into new gTLD policy recommendations for subsequent procedures are encouraged to attend. Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/qCIhB
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Staff Leader: Steve Chan
Staff Facilitator: Emily Barabas

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Emily Barabas

Senior Policy Specialist, ICANN
avatar for Steve Chan

Steve Chan

Policy Director, GNSO Support, ICANN
Steve joined ICANN in February 2008 and served with the New gTLD Operations team for over 5 years. He is now a member of the Policy Development Support team, supporting the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).



Saturday October 28, 2017 12:15 - 15:00
*Hall B, Sec. B/C (GNSO)

15:15

GNSO Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms in all Generic Top-Level Domains
Part I: The GNSO’s Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group was chartered in March 2016 to conduct a two-phased PDP. In Phase One, which is ongoing, the Working Group is reviewing all the RPMs that were developed for the 2012 New gTLD Program. In September 2017, the GNSO Council approved a request for extensive data collection from the Working Group, involving surveys of registries, registrars, trademark and brand owners, actual and potential domain name registrants, and public interest groups and industry associations.
This session is a working session for the Working Group’s Data Sub Team, which has been tasked to review the data collection request covering the Sunrise Registrations and Trademark Claims RPMs, with a view toward providing more specific guidance as to the nature of the questions to be developed for the surveys. The session is open to all interested community members to attend. Part II: In this second of four open community sessions being held at ICANN60, the Working Group will begin its initial review of the Uniform Rapid Suspension procedure (URS).
The URS is a dispute resolution procedure, based substantially on the longstanding Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, that allows trademark owners to obtain a suspension of a domain name that was registered and used in bad faith by a third party without legitimate rights in the name. This open session will include an overview of the procedure, and a staff presentation of initial data regarding the cases that have been filed to date under the URS. All interested community members are welcome to attend this session.
Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/ryIhB
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Staff Leader: Mary Wong
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Julie Hedlund

Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and ICANN Policy... Read More →
avatar for Nathalie Peregrine

Nathalie Peregrine

Manager, Operations Support (GNSO)
avatar for Mary Wong

Mary Wong

Senior Policy Director, ICANN
Mary Wong is a Senior Policy Director with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), in which capacity she handles global policy development work relating to the coordination and management of the Internet domain name system. Prior to joining ICANN, she was a... Read More →



Saturday October 28, 2017 15:15 - 18:30
*Hall B, Sec. B/C (GNSO)

17:00

RSSAC and RSSAC Caucus Work Session
RSSAC an RSSAC Caucus Work Session
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is a senior manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Reyes joined the policy development support department at ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. engagement office. The mission of ICANN is to help ensure the stable... Read More →



Saturday October 28, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Capital Suite 05
 
Sunday, October 29
 

08:30

GAC Human Rights and International Law Working Group
The GAC Underserved Regions Working Group will be meeting to follow up on the work done since ICANN59 and update the Working Group Members on the Saturday morning Capacity Development Workshop.
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Staff Leader: Julia Charvolen
Staff Facilitator: Rob Hoggarth

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Julia Charvolen

Julia Charvolen

Lead Administrator, GAC Services, ICANN
avatar for Rob Hoggarth

Rob Hoggarth

VP - Policy and GAC Relations, ICANN



Sunday October 29, 2017 08:30 - 09:30
*Hall 3 (GAC)

08:30

GNSO Working Session
Agneda: https://community.icann.org/x/wiIhB
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Nathalie Peregrine

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Marika Konings

Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years as... Read More →
avatar for Nathalie Peregrine

Nathalie Peregrine

Manager, Operations Support (GNSO)



Sunday October 29, 2017 08:30 - 15:00
*Hall B, Sec. B/C (GNSO)

09:00

ccNSO Guidelines Review Committee
The ccNSO Guidelines Review Committee will gather and discuss possible updates and modifications of the current ccNSO rules and guidelines.
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Bart Boswinkel

Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

ccNSO Support Lead Administrator, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Sunday October 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Capital Suite 07

09:00

RSSAC Review Session
RSSAC Review Session
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is a senior manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Reyes joined the policy development support department at ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. engagement office. The mission of ICANN is to help ensure the stable... Read More →



Sunday October 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Capital Suite 06

09:30

GAC Working Group to Examine the Protection of Geographic Names in any Future Expansion of gTLDs Meeting
The GAC Geographic Names will be meeting to follow up on their work since ICANN59.
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Staff Leader: Julia Charvolen
Staff Facilitator: Rob Hoggarth

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Julia Charvolen

Julia Charvolen

Lead Administrator, GAC Services, ICANN
avatar for Rob Hoggarth

Rob Hoggarth

VP - Policy and GAC Relations, ICANN



Sunday October 29, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
*Hall 3 (GAC)

10:30

ccNSO TLD OPS Standing Committee
Meeting of oversight and standing committee of the ccTLD security and stability ops email list (TLD-Ops)
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Staff Leader: Kimberly Carlson
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

ccNSO Support Lead Administrator, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Sunday October 29, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Capital Suite 14

10:30

ccNSO SOP Working Group
The goal of the Working Group is to coordinate and organise participation of ccTLD managers in ICANN's Strategic and Operational planning processes.
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Bart Boswinkel

Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

ccNSO Support Lead Administrator, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Sunday October 29, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Capital Suite 07

12:15

Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) Engagement Session
Interested in hearing how DNS Abuse impacts the New Generic Top-Level Domain (New gTLD) Program? Join the engagement session of the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (CCT) Review Team on 29 October 2017 to learn about its latest findings and share your input.
The goal of this engagement session is to provide an overview of the CCT findings and recommendations from its Draft Reports. This is a unique opportunity to provide your feedback, questions, and comments. Community participation is key to the success of a review, so please share your unique input and perspective to help shape the final recommendations of the CCT.
The CCT plans to publish new sections to their draft report for public comment in November. These include the impact of safeguards introduced as part of the New gTLD Program to mitigate DNS abuse and the costs to trademark holders. A link to new sections draft is available in the interim - see: https://community.icann.org/display/CCT/New+Sections+Public+Comment+Period.
The Review Team sought to measure the effectiveness of a number of technical safeguards developed for the New gTLD Program in mitigating various forms of DNS abuse. To do so, ICANN commissioned the Statistical Analysis of DNS Abuse in gTLDs (SADAG) report by researchers from SIDN Labs and Delft University of Technology to address the review team’s request for a comprehensive DNS abuse study. Results of the study can be found at https://www.icann.org/public-comments/sadag-final-2017-08-09-en.
To better understand the impact of the New gTLD Program on rights holders, the CCT Review Team worked with INTA, which commissioned a survey of its members. The results of this survey informed the CCT Review Team as it made recommendations on rights protection mechanisms that were incorporated into the New gTLD Program.
The Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review (CCT) is mandated by the ICANN Bylaws to evaluate: 1) how the New gTLD Program has promoted competition, consumer trust and consumer choice. 2) the effectiveness of the application and evaluation processes. 3) the effectiveness of safeguards put in place to mitigate issues arising from the New gTLD Round.
This review is one of the key inputs to the re-opening of applications for the next round of New gTLDs.
For further information on the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team, please see https://www.icann.org/resources/reviews/specific-reviews/cct and the CCTRT wiki http://cct.wiki.
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Staff Leader: Alice Jansen
Staff Facilitator: Jean-Baptiste Deroulez

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Jean-Baptiste Deroulez

Jean-Baptiste Deroulez

MSSI Associate Project Manager, ICANN
Jean-Baptiste joined ICANN staff in September 2016 and currently holds the position of Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives Associate Project Manager. He is currently involved with the support of the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCTRT... Read More →
AJ

Alice Jansen

Senior Project Manager, Multistakeholder Strategy & Strategic Initiatives, ICANN



Sunday October 29, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
*Hall A, Sec. A (ccNSO)

15:15

GNSO - ICANN & Human Rights - CCWP-HR
Human rights are an increasingly crucial part of processes and community discussions at ICANN. The commitment to human rights is now part of the ICANN bylaws with the the Framework of Interpretation being finalised. The most recent budget also approves a human rights impact assessment (HRIA) for 2018. The Cross Community Working Party on ICANNs Corporate and Social Responsibility to Respect Human Rights aims to provide an overview of ongoing human rights related processes and present research on ICANN's present and potential impact on human rights. The session will begin with an overview of the human rights discussion at ICANN, with updates from the CCWG processes from Work-Stream 2. This will be followed by the presentation of a new report on potential HRIA models for the GNSO. This session hopes to better inform the nuances of human rights discussions at ICANN, while encouraging interactive and constructive cross-community participation. We will invite expert discussants from across stakeholder groups to provide feedback and dialogue at the session. This builds on the sessions held since ICANN50 in London, on this issue as well as the previous reports that were produced on this topic which can be found here: http://icannhumanrights.net Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/LSMhB
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Staff Leader: Terri Agnew
Staff Facilitator: Maryam Bakoshi

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Operations Support - GNSO Lead Administrator, ICANN
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Maryam Bakoshi

SO/AC Collaboration Services Sr. Coordinator, ICANN



Sunday October 29, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
*Hall B, Sec. B/C (GNSO)

15:15

ICANN GDD: IDN Implementation Guidelines WG Update
The session provides an update by the IDN Implementations Guidelines WG on the revisions being proposed to these guidelines
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Staff Leader: Sarmad Hussain
Staff Facilitator: Pitinan Kooarmornpatana

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Sarmad Hussain

Sarmad Hussain

Director, IDN Programs, ICANN



Sunday October 29, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
Capital Suite 06

15:30

Joint Meeting: ASO and SSR2 Review Team
This is a joint meeting between the Address Supporting Organization and the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency Review Team.
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Staff Leader: Carlos Reyes
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is a senior manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Reyes joined the policy development support department at ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. engagement office. The mission of ICANN is to help ensure the stable... Read More →



Sunday October 29, 2017 15:30 - 16:45
Capital Suite 07

18:30

GAC PSWG Newcomers Social
Details tbc
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Staff Leader: Julia Charvolen
Staff Facilitator: Rob Hoggarth

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Julia Charvolen

Julia Charvolen

Lead Administrator, GAC Services, ICANN
avatar for Rob Hoggarth

Rob Hoggarth

VP - Policy and GAC Relations, ICANN


Sunday October 29, 2017 18:30 - 20:00
*Hall 3 (GAC)
 
Monday, October 30
 

10:30

GNSO- Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) Charter Review Meeting
A full member review of the new draft Registrar Stakeholder Group Charter Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/DiMhB
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Staff Leader: Nathalie Peregrine
Staff Facilitator: Terri Agnew

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Terri Agnew

Operations Support - GNSO Lead Administrator, ICANN
avatar for Nathalie Peregrine

Nathalie Peregrine

Manager, Operations Support (GNSO)



Monday October 30, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
*Hall B, Sec. B/C (GNSO)

12:15

ICANN GDD: Thick WHOIS Implementation Review Team (IRT)
A meeting for the implementation review team (IRT) regarding the implementation of the GNSO Policy for Thick WHOIS
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Staff Leader: Dennis Chang
Staff Facilitator: Dennis Chang

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Dennis Chang

Dennis Chang

GDD Service and Engagement Program Director, ICANN
Dennis is responsible for identification, design and direction of programs that serve GDD stakeholders. Current programs include IGO/INGO and Thick WHOIS policy implementation, Security Framework and ICANN Portal launch. Prior to ICANN, Dennis has served in executive leadership... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 12:15 - 13:15
Capital Suite 07

15:15

At-Large Community: Outreach and Engagement
15:15 - 16:00 session The ALAC Subcommitee on Outreach and Engagement (O&E: https://community.icann.org/x/cqfbAQ) works to reach out to potential members of the At-Large community (Outreach) and to engage new and existing members of the At-Large Community (Engagement) to sustain the At-Large Community.At ICANN60, the O&E will be discussing its At-Large outreach and engagement activities for the remainder of 2017.   16:00 - 16:45 Do you care how end users are impacted by ICANN policies, but not sure how you can participate? Then attend this session to learn about the group that represents the interests of end users in ICANN polices - the At-Large Community. Members of the At-Large Community will be there to answer your questions.
Agendas:https://community.icann.org/x/n27wAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich
Staff Facilitator: Gisella Gruber

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Gisella Gruber

Gisella Gruber

Manager, Operations Support, ALAC-At-Large , ICANN
Gisella Gruber joined ICANN in January 2009 as part of the Policy Team Secretariat to support the GNSO and At-Large community. Her role has expanded significantly with the growth of the At-Large community and the Policy Department. Gisella is responsible for management support to... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Ullrich

Heidi Ullrich

VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations and Team Leader of the staff that provide the policy advice development support for the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community which represent the views of Individual Internet Users engaged in... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
*Hall B, Sec. A (ALAC)

15:15

GNSO Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms in all Generic Top-Level Domains
The GNSO’s Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group was chartered in March 2016 to conduct a two-phased PDP. In Phase One, which is ongoing, the Working Group is reviewing all the RPMs that were developed for the 2012 New gTLD Program. Concurrently, a review on competition, consumer protection, security, stability and resiliency, malicious abuse issues, sovereignty concerns, and rights protection – mandated by the ICANN Bylaws to take place a year after the 2012 New gTLD Program Round has been in operation – is also ongoing. This Competition, Consumer Protection & Consumer Trust (CCT) Review Team published an initial report in March 2017 that included a number of preliminary recommendations for RPMs.
In this session, the RPM Review Working Group will meet with the CCT Review Team, to obtain an update on the Review Team’s proposed final recommendations on RPMs. The Review Team’s work was highlighted in the PDP Charter to be a specific parallel work track which outcome needs to be taken into account by the Working Group. All interested community members are welcome to attend this session.
Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/ryIhB
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Staff Leader: Mary Wong
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Julie Hedlund

Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and ICANN Policy... Read More →
avatar for Mary Wong

Mary Wong

Senior Policy Director, ICANN
Mary Wong is a Senior Policy Director with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), in which capacity she handles global policy development work relating to the coordination and management of the Internet domain name system. Prior to joining ICANN, she was a... Read More →



Monday October 30, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
*Hall A, Sec. B/C
 
Tuesday, October 31
 

08:30

10:45

Cross Community Committee on Accessibility
This group is an ICANN wide Cross-Community Committee focussed on assisting ICANN in being as ‘Accessible’, with as few barriers to engagement, as possible. Originally evolving from an At-Large Working Group it formalised at ICANN 53 at Buenos Aires and has continued meeting ever since. At this meeting in Abu Dhabi, we will review recent accomplishments in our key objectives, look at what has recently been mentioned in the ‘Diversity’ report from Work Stream 2 of the CCWG - Accountability and continue to focus discussions on how we can assist ICANN to become a ‘Top-Notch' organisation on matters of facilitating and supporting Accessibility.
This is an open meeting and anyone with an interest in accessibility and wishing to help "ICANN to bake into its DNA" consideration, care and proactive design towards excellence in 'Accessibility' in its work is welcome to attend. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/oW7wAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich
Staff Facilitator: Gisella Gruber

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Gisella Gruber

Gisella Gruber

Manager, Operations Support, ALAC-At-Large , ICANN
Gisella Gruber joined ICANN in January 2009 as part of the Policy Team Secretariat to support the GNSO and At-Large community. Her role has expanded significantly with the growth of the At-Large community and the Policy Department. Gisella is responsible for management support to... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Ullrich

Heidi Ullrich

VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations and Team Leader of the staff that provide the policy advice development support for the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community which represent the views of Individual Internet Users engaged in... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Capital Suite 06

10:45

At-Large Capacity Building Working Group
Overview TBC Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/oW7wAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich
Staff Facilitator: Gisella Gruber

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Gisella Gruber

Gisella Gruber

Manager, Operations Support, ALAC-At-Large , ICANN
Gisella Gruber joined ICANN in January 2009 as part of the Policy Team Secretariat to support the GNSO and At-Large community. Her role has expanded significantly with the growth of the At-Large community and the Policy Department. Gisella is responsible for management support to... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Ullrich

Heidi Ullrich

VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations and Team Leader of the staff that provide the policy advice development support for the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community which represent the views of Individual Internet Users engaged in... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
*Hall B, Sec. A (ALAC)

13:30

RSSAC and RSSAC Caucus Information Session
Members of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) will provide an overview of the purpose and structure of the RSSAC and Caucus as well as updates on current work. The presentation is posted below, and the session is open to observers and participants. For more information, please visit: https://www.icann.org/groups/rssac.
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is a senior manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Reyes joined the policy development support department at ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. engagement office. The mission of ICANN is to help ensure the stable... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Capital Suite 05

15:15

RSSAC Caucus Meeting
This is a meeting of the members of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Caucus. The agenda is posted below, and the meeting is open to observers. For more information, please visit: https://www.icann.org/groups/rssac-caucus.
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Carlos Reyes

Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is a senior manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Reyes joined the policy development support department at ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. engagement office. The mission of ICANN is to help ensure the stable... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
Capital Suite 05

17:00

At-Large Technology Taskforce Working Group
The Technology Taskforce (TTF) evaluates and reviews various technologies and tools that can help the At-Large Community better participate in ICANN. Examples of these technologies include: chat tools, web conferencing tools, captioning, Knowledge Management tools.
At ICANN60, the Technology Taskforce will be presenting its work on overcoming several technology issues facing the community and discussing with ICANN Staff potential solutions and/or workarounds.
Anyone interested in Information and Communication Technology and how they can be applied to solve the needs of ICANN At-Large and other ICANN communities are welcome to attend and join the TTF. Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/oW7wAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich
Staff Facilitator: Gisella Gruber

Staff Leader & Facilitator
avatar for Gisella Gruber

Gisella Gruber

Manager, Operations Support, ALAC-At-Large , ICANN
Gisella Gruber joined ICANN in January 2009 as part of the Policy Team Secretariat to support the GNSO and At-Large community. Her role has expanded significantly with the growth of the At-Large community and the Policy Department. Gisella is responsible for management support to... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Ullrich

Heidi Ullrich

VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations and Team Leader of the staff that provide the policy advice development support for the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community which represent the views of Individual Internet Users engaged in... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
*Hall B, Sec. A (ALAC)

17:00

Joint Meeting: RSSAC and OCTO
This is a joint meeting of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and the ICANN Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO). The RSSAC and OCTO will discuss issues of mutual interest. The meeting is open to observers. For more information, please visit: https://www.icann.org/groups/rssac.
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is a senior manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Reyes joined the policy development support department at ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. engagement office. The mission of ICANN is to help ensure the stable... Read More →



Tuesday October 31, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Capital Suite 14
 
Wednesday, November 1
 

08:30

GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP WG Face-to-Face Session II - Work Track 5 on Geographic Names at the Top Level
GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group Face-to-Face Meeting: This is a face-to-face meeting of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group’s Work Track 5 on Geographic Names at the Top Level. This PDP Working Group is tasked with calling upon the community’s collective experiences from the 2012 round of the New gTLD Program to determine what, if any changes may need to be made to the existing oNew gTLD policy recommendations from 8 August 2007. Those who are interested in providing their input into new gTLD policy recommendations for subsequent procedures are encouraged to attend. Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/qCIhB
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Staff Leader: Steve Chan
Staff Facilitator: Emily Barabas

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Emily Barabas

Senior Policy Specialist, ICANN
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Steve Chan

Policy Director, GNSO Support, ICANN
Steve joined ICANN in February 2008 and served with the New gTLD Operations team for over 5 years. He is now a member of the Policy Development Support team, supporting the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).



Wednesday November 1, 2017 08:30 - 12:00
*Hall B, Sec. B/C (GNSO)

09:00

NomCom Review: an Update by the Independent Examiner
This is an update of the Nominating Committee (NomCom) Organizational Review by the independent examiner. This session includes updates in interviews, surveys, and next steps. The NomCom Organizational Review began on 7 June 2017, and the IE's Assessment Report is expected to be published 13 November 2017. Link to NomCom wiki: https://community.icann.org/display/OR/Working+Party+Meetings.
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Staff Leader: Lars Hoffmann
Staff Facilitator: Lars Hoffmann

Staff Leader & Facilitator


Wednesday November 1, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Capital Suite 19

09:30

10:30

Customer Standing Committee Review Team
This is the public meeting of the Customer Standing Committee Review Team. Session is open to all observers.
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.



Wednesday November 1, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
Capital Suite 03

10:30

Budget Working Group
The Budget Working Group is open to all community members with an interest in ICANN Planning and Budgets. Some background knowledge of the topics is helpful for discussion but not required for participation. The Budget Working Group session will be held in two parts, which will include a working lunch in the second part.
Budget Working Group - Part 1 (1030-1200)
In Part 1, we will review and answer questions on the following topics: 1. Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Financial Results 2. Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Changes to Planning Process and Timeline 3. Highlights of the Draft FY19 PTI and IANA Operating Plan and Budgets 4. Reserve Fund Allocation and Replenishment
Budget Working Group – Part 2 (1200-1315)
In Part 2, we will have a working lunch with an in-depth discussion on the following topics: 1. Funding Trends (FY17, FY18, FY19) 2. Long-term Financial Planning
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Staff Leader: Xavier Calvez
Staff Facilitator: Jessica Castillo (

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Jessica Castillo

Operations & Project Coordinator, ICANN



Wednesday November 1, 2017 10:30 - 14:00
Capital Suite 07

15:15

RSSAC Meeting
This is a meeting of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC). The agenda is posted below, and the meeting is open to observers. For more information, please visit: https://www.icann.org/groups/rssac.
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Staff Leader: Kathy Schnitt
Staff Facilitator: Carlos Reyes

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Carlos Reyes

Policy and Community Engagement Manager, ICANN
Carlos Reyes is a senior manager with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Reyes joined the policy development support department at ICANN in December 2012 and is based in the Washington, D.C. engagement office. The mission of ICANN is to help ensure the stable... Read More →



Wednesday November 1, 2017 15:15 - 16:45
Capital Suite 06

16:00

GNSO Next-Generation Registration Directory Services (RDS) to replace WHOIS Policy Development Process Working Group Meeting
On 26 May, 2015, the ICANN Board reaffirmed its 2012 request for a Board-initiated PDP to define the purpose of collecting, maintaining and providing access to gTLD registration data, and to consider safeguards for protecting data, using the recommendations in the EWG’s Final Report as an input to, and, if appropriate, as the foundation for a new gTLD policy. Accordingly, the GNSO Next-Generation gTLD RDS PDP Working Group is currently working through phase 1 of the Board-requested PDP, using the Framework’s 3-phase process to (1) establish gTLD registration data requirements to determine if and why a next-generation RDS is needed, (2) design policies that detail functions that must be provided by a next-generation RDS to support those requirements, and (3) provide guidance for how a next-generation RDS should implement those policies, coexisting with and eventually replacing WHOIS. This session provides an opportunity for WG members, WG observers and guests to help shape possible requirements to be deliberated upon by this WG. The WG will strive to reach consensus on requirements, using them to decide if and why a next-generation RDS is needed to replace WHOIS. During this session, the WG will focus on making progress on near-term tasks outlined in the WG's work plan (see https://community.icann.org/x/oIxlAw). This session will be led by RDS PDP WG chair Chuck Gomes, supported by vice chairs David Cake, Susan Kawaguchi, and Michele Neylon and by ICANN Policy Staff members Marika Konings, Lisa Phifer, and Amr Elsadr. For further information about this PDP, please see https://community.icann.org/x/rjJ-Ag. Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/oiIhB
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Staff Leader: Marika Konings
Staff Facilitator: Nathalie Peregrine

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Marika Konings

Vice President, Policy Development Support - GNSO, ICANN
Marika joined in July 2008. She serves as the Vice President, Policy Development Support - Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). Prior to joining ICANN she was Director of European Affairs for the CyberSecurity Industry Alliance. Previously, Marika spent seven years as... Read More →
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Nathalie Peregrine

Manager, Operations Support (GNSO)



Wednesday November 1, 2017 16:00 - 18:30
Capital Suite 01

17:00

GNSO IGO-INGO Curative Rights Protections PDP WG Face-to-Face
This GNSO Policy Development Process was launched in June 2014 to examine whether changes to the existing dispute resolution processes at the second level in all gTLDs (i.e. the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) procedure) were needed to address the specific needs of international governmental organizations (IGOs) and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). The PDP Working Group has thoroughly considered the public comment received to its Initial Report and preliminary recommendations. These recommendations deal with a number of issues, including that of standing to file a complaint under the UDRP and URS and IGO jurisdictional immunity, for which the Working Group had sought the advice of an external legal expert. In this session, the Working Group will discuss its proposed final recommendations with the community. All are welcome to attend, especially those with an interest in domain name disputes and IGO concerns regarding abuse of their names and acronyms in the domain name system. Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/7CQhB
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Staff Leader: Mary Wong
Staff Facilitator: Steve Chan

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Steve Chan

Policy Director, GNSO Support, ICANN
Steve joined ICANN in February 2008 and served with the New gTLD Operations team for over 5 years. He is now a member of the Policy Development Support team, supporting the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO).
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Mary Wong

Senior Policy Director, ICANN
Mary Wong is a Senior Policy Director with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), in which capacity she handles global policy development work relating to the coordination and management of the Internet domain name system. Prior to joining ICANN, she was a... Read More →



Wednesday November 1, 2017 17:00 - 18:30
Capital Suite 03
 
Thursday, November 2
 

10:30

Middle East Strategy Working Group
This is an open session for members and observers of the Middle East Strategy Working Group (AKA MEAC-SWG). The agenda for the session is as follows:
- Welcome and Introductions - Walid Alsaqaf, MEAC-SWG Chair [5 minutes]
- Update and Discussion of Ongoing Implementation - Baher Esmat and Fahd Batayneh, GSE Middle East, ICANN [15 minutes]
- Thematic Topics [40 minutes]
- Topic 1: Enhancing MEAC-SWG's Effectiveness and Impact - Michael Oghia, Zakir Ben Rehman, and Chokri Ben Romdhane [10 minutes]
- Topic 2: Assessing and Strengthening the DNS Industry - Hadia Elminiawi [10 minutes]
- Topic 3: Improving Regional Academic Engagement in ICANN (Hadia ElMiniawi and Habib Yousef [10 minutes]
- Topic 4: Side Effects of Censoring Mobile Apps on the DNS Industry in the Region - Mahdi Taghizadeh and Farzaneh Badii [10 minutes]
- Open Discussion - All [30 minutes]
The session is open for anyone to attend and engage in.
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Staff Leader: Baher Esmat
Staff Facilitator: Fahd A. Batayneh

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Fahd Batayneh

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Middle East, ICANN
Fahd joined ICANN in October 2013. Prior to ICANN, he held several positions within Jordan's National IT Center (NITC) last of which was managing both the ccTLD and IDN ccTLD of Jordan. Fahd has attended ICANN meetings on regular basis since 2008, and was active in several working... Read More →
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Baher Esmat

Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
Baher Esmat is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. In his role as ICANN Regional Vice President, he is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. A keen facilitator of collaboration... Read More →



Thursday November 2, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
*Hall B, Sec. A (ALAC)

13:30

At-Large Public Interest Working Group
Overview TBC Agenda: https://community.icann.org/x/pW7wAw
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Staff Leader: Heidi Ullrich
Staff Facilitator: Gisella Gruber

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Gisella Gruber

Manager, Operations Support, ALAC-At-Large , ICANN
Gisella Gruber joined ICANN in January 2009 as part of the Policy Team Secretariat to support the GNSO and At-Large community. Her role has expanded significantly with the growth of the At-Large community and the Policy Department. Gisella is responsible for management support to... Read More →
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Heidi Ullrich

VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations, ICANN
Dr. Heidi Ullrich is VP, Policy Development and At-Large Relations and Team Leader of the staff that provide the policy advice development support for the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large community which represent the views of Individual Internet Users engaged in... Read More →



Thursday November 2, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
*Hall B, Sec. A (ALAC)

13:30

ccNSO PDP Working Group on Retirement of ccTLDs
The ccNSO Policy Development Working Group will meet to discuss policy recommendations for the retirement of delegated Top Level Domains associated with the country codes assigned to countries and territories listed in the ISO 3166-1
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Staff Leader: Bart Boswinkel
Staff Facilitator: Kimberly Carlson

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Bart Boswinkel

Vice President, Policy Development Support – ccNSO, ICANN
Bart started working for ICANN in October 2005 and currently serves as Vice President, Policy Development Support, where he is responsible for working with the ccNSO on policy and related matters.
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Kimberly Carlson

ccNSO Support Lead Administrator, ICANN
Kimberly joined ICANN in 2015 in the capacity of Coordinator, SO/AC Support.  She is responsible for the administrative, operations and logistical support of the ccNSO.  Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager of a teleconferencing company.



Thursday November 2, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Capital Suite 06

13:30

GNSO Review of all Rights Protection Mechanisms in all Generic Top-Level Domains
The GNSO’s Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group was chartered in March 2016 to conduct a two-phased PDP. In Phase One, which is ongoing, the Working Group is reviewing all the RPMs that were developed for the 2012 New gTLD Program. In this last of four open sessions being conducted by the Working Group at ICANN60, the Working Group will continue its initial discussion on the Uniform Rapid Suspension procedure (URS), following on its Saturday session.
For this particular session, the Working Group welcomes community members to share their experiences and feedback about the URS. The Working Group will take this input into account as it begins its review of the questions in its Charter concerning this RPM. Wiki agenda page: https://community.icann.org/x/ryIhB
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Staff Leader: Mary Wong
Staff Facilitator: Julie Hedlund

Staff Leader & Facilitator
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and ICANN Policy... Read More →
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Nathalie Peregrine

Manager, Operations Support (GNSO)
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Mary Wong

Senior Policy Director, ICANN
Mary Wong is a Senior Policy Director with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), in which capacity she handles global policy development work relating to the coordination and management of the Internet domain name system. Prior to joining ICANN, she was a... Read More →



Thursday November 2, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Capital Suite 01
 
Friday, November 3
 

09:00

SSR2 Review Team Face-to-Face Meeting - Day 2
Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the Domain Name System (SSR2) Review Team Face-to-Face Meeting
Interested in the security, stability, and resiliency of the Domain Name System (DNS)? Observe the second day of SSR2 Review Team’s two-day face-to-face meeting on 3 November 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
The team is examining security, operational stability, and resiliency matters relating to ICANN’s coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers. At this meeting, the team will continue to progress its work in the five key areas of the review: • ICANN's implementation of community recommendations from the first SSR Review (SSR1). • The completeness and effectiveness of ICANN's internal SSR processes. • ICANN activities that impact the security and stability of the DNS. • ICANN's strategy to address potential future challenges to the secure and resilient operation of the unique identifiers systems it coordinates. • The impact of the IANA stewardship transition on the security of ICANN and the unique identifier systems it coordinates.
Learn more about the progress and background of SSR2 by visiting the SSR2 wiki and SSR2 homepage on ICANN.org
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Staff Leader: Negar Farzinnia
Staff Facilitator: Jennifer Bryce

Staff Leader & Facilitator


Friday November 3, 2017 09:00 - 17:30
Capital Suite 01