I&J convened

Published on
January 20, 2020

**Unfortunately in respect of the COVID-19 virus ICANN 67 was held remotely. 

Following the release of the the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network educational resource on Effects of Actions at the DNS Level (I&J Ref: 20/301), Elizabeth Behsudi, Director of the Domains & Jurisdiction Program has been invited to present the resource to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) at the ICANN 67 meeting taking place March 7-12, 2020 in Cancun Mexico.

Download the I&J Educational Resource on Effects of Actions at the DNS Level

Including digestible infographics, the educational resource helps companies, governments, academia build an understanding of how the DNS works in practice and describe in particular the effects of the limited repertoire of actions that can be undertaken at the DNS level. 

ICANN is a multistakeholder and nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of the technical functioning of the internet. It’s GAC convenes 70+ governments and serves as the voice of governments and international governmental organizations in ICANN's multi-stakeholder structure. The educational resource will be a useful tool for law enforcement representatives who may wish to add this document to training materials on actions at the DNS to address online abuses.

The I&J Educational Resource (I&J Ref: 20/301) builds on the outcome of the work of Members of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network’s Domains & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group, where over 30 senior-level Members from governments, internet companies, technical operators, civil society, leading universities and international organizations from around the world work together to develop voluntary policy standards (see list of Members). In 2019, the Members developed a set of Operational Approaches that provide stakeholders with common Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms regarding cross-border DNS-level action to address abuses.

Download the Educational Resource (I&J Ref: 20/301) Effects of Actions at the DNS Level here.

Watch the video presentation by Elizabeth Behsudi, Director of the Domains & Jurisdiction Program.