Call for Presentations – TechDay at ICANN63

21 August 2018

The ICANN Tech Working Group is again planning a technical workshop at the ICANN 63 meeting in Barcelona on Monday 2018-10-22

The TechDay workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings since 2006 and has provided a forum for both experienced and new people to meet, present and discuss technical topics related to registry and DNS work and security.

We are especially interested in:

  1. Planning for the Worst

    We all know classic advice to have off-site backup or secondary datacenters. What measure can be taken to lessen the impact when disaster hits? Is it fine to let the registration system fail, while you concentrate on keeping DNS service alive? But what about when disaster does not hit you, but affects registrants somewhere else in the world?

    Do you extend the registration period, to prevent domains from expiring while they recover?

    We are interested in presentations on how registries prepare themselves for disaster, and especially encourage registries, that were struck by disaster, to share their experiences.

  2. In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics, such as;

    • Registry security, services and systems
    • DNS & anycast security, services and systems
    • Big Data & associated data analysis
    • IETF DNS protocol updates (Privacy, Encryption)
    • (Recent) DDOS Attacks and Mitigation

If you are interested in presenting, please email

We hope that you can join us and request that you disseminate this Request to other lists where it might of interest.