ccNSO Meeting in Los Angeles - Summaries

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Plenipot – What to expect? – Staffan Jonsson, .se

Following three issues will be presnted and explained:

  • Mapping policy decisions within the UN
  • International telecom Union (ITU)
  • Upcoming ITU and UN conferences in 2014 and 2015

Cyber-Dome: Defending DNS environment – the Israeli Experience – Dina Beer, .il

  1. Cyber-attacks – DDos and defacing attacks are anonymous, foreign, banal and hard to track. Ergo – defense is best course of action
  2. .il in July 2014 – More than 60 hours of attack, less than 30 minutes of defensive international disconnect
  3. How .il remained globally accessible

Keeping Services Secure – Are You Doing Your Diligence? – Merike Kaeo, Double Shot Security
As more vulnerabilities are discovered that could be exploited, this talks aims to bring us back to fundamentals of basic security principles and some common mistakes that are made which leave environments open to successful exploitation.

Overview of current Initiatives; Accountability WG Update – Jordan Carter, .nz
I will talk about the accountability discussion, the new paper put out by ICANN, the relationship between this and the IANA stewardship transition, and some questions for people to consider as the debate begins.

ICG WG Update – Martin Boyle, .uk
I plan to talk about the role of the ICG and of the CWG-IANA, what is happening and how to get engaged in the process.

Brief summary of the revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process – Theresa Swinehart, ICANN
Brief overview and key elements of the revised accountability process and next steps.

ICANN's IDN Program Update – Sarmad Hussain, IDN Program Senior Manager ICANN
The session will update the ccNSO community members on the current work being undertaken through the IDN Program at ICANN, including the status of Project 2.2 to develop the Label Generation Ruleset (LGR) for the Root Zone, and how this work is relevant for the IDN ccTLDs. The update will also call for volunteers from the ccNSO community to contribute to this community driven effort.

ICANN Underserved Regions Outreach – Amy Bivins, Registrar Policy Services Manager, ICANN
ICANN's Global Domains Division is exploring strategies to help promote the domain name industry in regions that have typically been underserved. In particular, ICANN is looking at existing barriers to registrar accreditation and operation and considering ways that these challenges might be mitigated.

To that end, we would like to provide an update on this project to the ccNSO and open a dialogue about ways we can work together to promote the domain name industry in underserved regions. ccTLD leaders have significant knowledge about and experience with local market challenges in areas that have been underserved. We hope to learn more from the ccTLD community about the local circumstances and local needs so that we can more effectively target our outreach.


Wednesday 15 October 2014

Launching New Services inside a ccTLD – Dave Chiswell, .ca
Every ccTLD operator should be asking themselves "beyond domains names…what additional services can I offer that provides value to my Company, Board, Country and Customers. In this Presentation I will quickly walk through what CIRA has worked on and launched over the last 18 months and highlight how these new initiatives have helped create challenge and change for the company.

Updating NIC .ar – The Process – Marcelo Martinez, .ar
Since August 2013 NIC Argentina suffered important changes regarding the paradigm between its platform and the end user. Little more than a year has passed and results are starting to show.

Code of Ethics: Why? – Dušan Stojičević, .rs
Why is it important for registry to have a code of ethics? What are the reasons for its adoption? What do we expect from its implementation?

Implementing a multiskateholder model at .pt – an overview – Marta Moreira Dias, .pt
At the beginning of 2013 the former .pt registry – FCCN – merged with a public entity – FCT – The model that was initially proposed by the Portuguese government simply reduced the management of the .pt to one public player. In that context, the community felt obliged to publicly state that we did not agree with the model of management of the ccTLD being in the hands of the government without any participation of other stakeholders who could contribute to the growth and advancement of the .pt. Thus we managed to create a private association – – and developed a new model – multistakeholder – which gathers the government, the registrars and internet Service Providers, and the consumers. This presentation intends to provide a brief overview about this process of implementation of the multistakeholder model, and its impact on the operation of the registry in the past eighteen months.

Introducing IDN labels to prefecture-type JP domain names – Hiro Hotta, .jp

  • The ratio of IDNs in prefecture-type JP domain name space is much higher than usual JP domain name space
  • What does .jp think about the high ratio
  • Designing a new service based on the above observation

ccTLDs and National Legislation – Patrick Myles, Regional Organisations

The Regional Organisations AFTLD, APTLD, CENTR and LACTLD conducted a survey on their members on the extent to which ccTLDs globally are affected by National Legislations/Agreements/ICANN, how they communicate with Government as well as their legal structures and local presence requirements. The presentation provides some of the initial findings from the collaborative survey which received over 70 responses.