ICANN : The Cyberjustice Laboratory cohost a special event on the Internet governance October 7th, 2019

 

Join us for a special preview event to the upcoming 66th public meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, cohosted by the Cyberjustice Laboratory and Rendez-vousMontreal66.

 

Preview Event Details 

When: October 7, 2019 at 17:00 – 19:30

Where: Law Faculty of McGill University, 3644 Peel Street, Room NCDH 102

Format: Interactive panel discussion, followed by drinks reception

 

In November, the Montréal Convention Center will welcome over two thousand members of the Internet community from nearly 160 countries.  Governments, business, technical experts, civil society, academics and Internet user groups will all be in attendance.  

 

The ICANN global community gathers three times per year to coordinate the key resources that make the Internet function, chiefly domain names and their associated numbers and protocols.  The community is open, the meetings are free to the public -- your participation is encouraged!

 

Our special preview event will feature local and international speakers, plus an interactive, bilingual panel of experts eager to answer your questions.  Come learn about the current hot topics shaping the future of the Internet, including cybersecurity, regulatory trends and innovations in domain names.  Learn how the work of ICANN affects all users and how to be a part of its policy making process!

 

To register for the October 7 Program, please email Desiree Cabrera at desiree.cabrera@icann.org.

For more information on the ICANN 66 Meeting in November, visit https://meetings.icann.org/en/montreal66

 

KEY TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION

 

Domain Name Registration Data, How to Protect It, How to Access It

When you register a domain name, what happens to your personal information?  What tools do public safety officials have to pursue Internet-based crimes?  Is it possible to have a website and remain anonymous? Should it be? How will data protection regulations around the world affect how this information is handled?

 

Internationalized Domain Names for a Multilingual Internet

Half of the earth’s population is now online.  Internet addresses in multiple alphabets – Arabic, Cyrillic, Mandarin, Devanagari and others – are helping to connect the next billion users.

The economic benefits will be in the billions of dollars, with a significant narrowing of the global digital divide.

 

New generic Top-Level Domain Names – New Options for Web Addresses

Until a few years ago, website addresses ending in .COM, .NET, .ORG and .CA predominated.  There are now hundreds more address extensions (known as top level domains, or TLDs): .QUEBEC, .GURU, .CLUB , .BMW, .SAMSUNG, to name few. A potential new wave of TLDs will be added, with opportunities for businesses, communities and individual Internet users.

 

Domain Name Abuse and the Origins of Cyber Threats

Phishing, botnets, and DDOS attacks are among a growing range of cybersecurity risks.

In some instances, Internet addresses are compromised in ways that enable these abusive practices.  The best defenses will require collaboration across borders and among diverse parties in the online ecosystem – as well as broad based education on best practices.

 

Multi Stakeholder Governance of a Global Technical Resource

The ICANN model for Internet governance is unique.  Businesses, governments, technologists, advocacy groups and individual users work on equal footing to reach global consensus on complex policy issues.  At 20 years old, the model is evolving. A debate on its next iteration is currently underway.

 

This content has been updated on 10/04/2019 at 10 h 38 min.