I&J Director presents Toolkit to i2Coalition ICANN Working Group

Published on
April 21, 2021

On April 20, Director of the Domains & Jurisdiction Program Elizabeth Behsudi presented the I&JPN Toolkit on DNS Level Action to Address Abuses to the Internet Infrastructure Coalition’s (“i2C”) ICANN Working Group.  

The i2Coalition is a leading voice for web hosting companies, data centers, domain registrars and registries, cloud infrastructure providers, managed services providers, and related tech. The ICANN Working Group is a member committee that is part of the Public Policy Working Group. The ICANN Committee decides the i2Coalition’s position on internet governance issues, as well as coordinating the i2Coalition’s engagement with the multistakeholder communities that manage the root and other global functions of the internet. This is characterized by working most closely with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

The I&JPN Toolkit provides information on preserving the internet's technical layer when applying DNS level action to address abuses. It intends to support DNS operators in the design of their DNS abuse-related activities, notifiers in the detection and reporting of problematic activity within the DNS, as well as legislators, and law enforcement to determine procedures for dealing with different types of DNS Abuse.

"The resources contained in the Toolkit provide concrete and implementable solutions toward addressing abuses at the DNS level. They were created by subject matter expert volunteers within the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, many of whom are active participants within the ICANN community. We believe the work of I&JPN complements and enhances the ICANN internet governance model." said Ms. Behsudi.

The Toolkit is the result of broad consultations with key policy actors since the 1st Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in 2016, and the tireless work of governments, companies, international organizations, civil society, technical operators, and academics who have collaborated to develop interoperable solutions to Domain Name System-level action to address abuses. 

The Toolkit would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of I&JPN Domains & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group Members. The I&JPN Secretariat is immensely grateful for the hard work of stakeholders. (Meet the Members here).