Author: Luc

Exercise Your Voting Power for a Safer Internet!

by Luc

ICANN recently held its 25th general meeting in Hamburg. The meeting's primary focus was on shaping policies for the Domain Name System (DNS), and significant progress was made in amending accreditation agreements for registrars and registries regarding DNS abuse handling. These amendments require registrars to investigate and act when presented with actionable evidence of DNS abuse. The approval of these amendments depends on the majority vote of ICANN-accredited registrars.

ICANN Task Force: Challenges in Enhancing Transparency

by Luc

An ICANN task force reviewed the disclosure requirements for ICANN policy development participants but couldn't reach a consensus to enhance transparency obligations. Their recommendations include exemptions for those who believe they have an ethical duty to protect their clients' identity. The call is for ICANN to continue efforts to improve transparency in its multistakeholder model.

ICANN's RDRS Launch: A new tool for data disclosure

by Luc

ICANN is launching a new platform, the Registration Data Request System (RDRS), allowing requestors to petition registrars for the disclosure of registrants' contact details that were previously redacted. This platform, set to launch soon, will be voluntary for registrars, and EuroDNS is among the participants.

Bare with us, your policy will be delivered in just a moment

by Luc

This article is all about ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) and the problem they're facing when it comes to implementing new policies. The buzzwords at the recent Cancun ICANN meeting were "inflexion point" and it seemed like everyone was contractually obligated to say it at least once every three sentences! The issue at hand is that ICANN has a delivery problem - it's been seven years since a new policy was implemented

The swing of the EU pendulum

by Luc

So, there's been a lot of fuss lately about the Whois databases of registry and registrar companies going dark due to European data privacy laws. This led to some panic among the internet community, but don't worry, it's not as bad as it seems. The EU legislators were trying to protect critical infrastructure and economies, so they included DNS industry actors in a Directive. However, some people are misinterpreting this as mandating registrars and registries to maintain complete domain name registration information databases. But that's not true, and the Directive's ambiguity poses a risk of fragmentation between the 27 national legislations.

How working groups tackle DNS Abuse

by Luc

The article discusses a group of registrars at ICANN working to address DNS abuse, which includes publishing white papers and developing an Abuse Contact IDentifier tool. The group has conducted outreach sessions with other ICANN stakeholder groups and law enforcement agencies. The article concludes that the group will likely become permanent due to the ongoing issue of online abuse.