Update on the Replacement of the WHOIS Protocol – Murray Kucherawy (co-chair of the IETF WG on RESTful Whois); Francisco Arias, ICANN

This session will present an update on the activities in the IETF to develop a new protocol to replace WHOIS and in ICANN community to adopt it. The replacement of the WHOIS protocol has been recommended by SSAC on SAC 051 report and adopted by the ICANN Board, who requested the development of a roadmap with that end. The roadmap was published on 4 June 2012 and is available at

.CN: Chinese experience, serve the global – Xiantang Sun, CNNIC

The presentation includes four parts,

  1. Internet Development in China
  2. Brief Introduction of CNNIC
  3. Recent News and Development of CNNIC
  4. Welcome to Beijing

Opportunities For ccTLDs With DNSSEC – Dan York, ISOC

Why should ccTLDs care about DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)? What are some of the opportunities and advantages that deploying DNSSEC can bring to ccTLDs? How have some ccTLDs recently accomplished a dramatic expansion of DNSSEC usage? What are key steps ccTLDs can take to accelerate DNSSEC deployment?

In this session Dan York of the Internet Society's Deploy360 Programme will discuss these questions and provide pointers about how ccTLDs can either get started with DNSSEC or accelerate their existing efforts.

Czech DNSSEC Deployment Update – Ondrej Filip, .cz

The Czech Republic has currently one of the highest DNSSEC penetration in the world with more than 37% signed .cz domains. This presentation will provide update since the last DNSSEC panel discussion in San Francisco. It will cover details of communication strategy, incentives for registrars, supporting software development and also how these issues have evolved during deployment phases.

Verisign's DNSSEC Deployment Update – Joe Waldron, VeriSign

This presentation will highlight Verisign's strategy, tools and resources to support registrars' DNSSEC programs. This will also summarize the adoption trends and observations since the implementation of DNSSEC in .net in December 2010 and .com in March 2011.

Introducing DNSSEC for .nl – Cees Toet,.nl

SIDNs strategy for successful DNSSEC adoption in The Netherlands. Background, development, lessons learned.

Demonstration of ICANN's New Information Platform – Denise Michel, ICANN; Chris Gift

Finding the right ICANN information can often be a challenge given the various sources across the many ICANN communities and stakeholders. ICANN Staff will demonstrate a new information platform that will improve availability and access to the most meaningful content for community members.



Locking of a Domain Name Subject to UDRP Proceedings – GNSO PDP Working Group: Michele Neylon, Chair; Alan Greenberg; Vice Chair

This GNSO Working Group is tasked to address the issue of locking of a domain name subject to UDRP proceedings. The UDRP ( dictates that the registrar has to maintain 'status quo' of a domain name subject to UDRP proceedings but the policy does not define when or how this should happen. As a result, there is no consistent approach in dealing with the locking of a domain name which has resulted in confusion and issues for registrars, complainants, UDRP providers as well as registrants. The GNSO WG is expected to make recommendations to the GNSO Council on whether a standard process should be put in place that dictates how / when the locking of a domain name subject to UDRP Proceedings should happen. As many ccTLDs have comparable processes in place to the UDRP, the WG would be interested to learn about your experiences with this issue which may help the WG in its deliberations.

NomCom Update Vanda Scartezini, NomCom

The 2012 NomCom Chair- Vanda Scartezini with the 2013 NomCom Chair-Yrjö Lansipuro; Chair Elect – Cheryl Langdon-Orr and Associate Chair – Adam Peake would like input on the skill-sets needed of an ICANN Director. What are the skill-sets needed on the Board, collectively and perhaps more specific individual experience and knowledge? What challenges can we expect ICANN to face over the next 3-5 years? What advice does the ccNSO have about the characteristics/skill-sets NomCom should be looking for in candidates? NomCom also selects members of the ALAC, GNSO and ccNSO and welcomes the ccNSO's comments on the skill-sets of these positions.

TLD statistics: Gaining maximum information about your domains – Andrei Kolesnikov, .ru; Katrina Sataki, .lv

Understanding the processes in your TLD is essential for business and critical for development of the efficient strategy for your operations. Comprehensive statistical analysis of your TLD data helps you to turn raw information into knowledge, helping your domain to grow. In this presentation we'll be happy to share our experience with you and listen to recommendations.

.nz – Registrations at the second level proposal; Debbie Monahan, Domain Name Commissioner, .nz

The .nz Domain Name Commission is proposing to extend the .nz domain name space by allowing registrations at the second level. At present .nz domain names can only be registered at the third level, under 15 different second level domains. A paper was prepared explaining what changes are proposed and why and a public consultation undertaken over four months. This presentation will outline the changes that .nz is proposing, the responses received from our first consultation which closed recently, and what the next steps in this project are.

Afnic re-appointed as .fr registry – Mathieu Weill, .fr

On July 1st, Afnic was re-appointed as .fr registry manager, following a competitive tender launched in March. The presentation will provide the story of this tender, with details about the process, the competition and the outcome.

.FI – Changes in Domain Name Act and New Organisational Structure – Juhani Juselius, .fi

.FI is about to go through one of the most – or even the biggest change so far in the history of the registry. Discussed changes in the Domain Name Act will change the external environment radically while the re-structuring of the registry will cause major internal changes as well.