Domains & Jurisdiction Program takes stock of achievements and sets priorities for work ahead

Published on
May 30, 2022

From framing problems in common to developing operational approaches, stakeholders in the Domains & Jurisdiction Program have worked collectively towards addressing policy problems, sharing knowledge, and designing common policy approaches for cross-border DNS-level action to address abuses since 2016.

The Program met in Paris on May 12 and 13, 2022 to take stock of progress on the 10th anniversary of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and discuss ways forward.

Participants discussed recent outcomes such as the Toolkit on DNS Level Action to Address Abuse and an Outcome on Trusted Notifiers: Typology and Framework Components. The discussion reflected on how the work has been useful in raising awareness and building best practices for addressing DNS level abuse, and highlighted the need for I&JPN’s neutral and multistakeholder coordination of actors.

"I am very happy that in the last few years a couple of initiatives built on what has been achieved [at the Domains & Jurisdiction Program]" said Bertrand de La Chapelle, Executive Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. 

Contact Group Next Steps

The participants discussed the activities of the Contact Group concentrating on what activities could be the most beneficial in the coming years. Among the topics discussed at the Physical Meeting were Trusted Notifiers and Transparency. Based on the discussions that took place over the two days, in the period between June and September, 2022 the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will prepare a road map for the Domains & Jurisdiction Program.

"I am excited to see what the next year will bring. I&JPN has a unique position to build an understanding of nuance to all actors, not only registries and registrars" said Contact Group Coordinator, Brian Cimbolic, Vice-President and General Counsel, PIR.