ICANN 67 - Cancun*

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Dates: March 7-12, 2020
Location: Virtual
Website: ICANN 67 (registration required)

ICANN 67 was held as a virtual community forum in March 2020. It was the first meeting to be fully virtual as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The original host was Cancun, and the time zone for meeting scheduling was Eastern Standard Time. ICANN 67 had 1,752 attendees, 130 countries/territories represented, and 65 sessions.[1]

Sessions

GNSO

The GNSO held 19 sessions including GNSO policy development process (PDP) working group meetings, Stakeholder Group and Constituency work meetings, and a GNSO Council meeting.

  • The EPDP Team finalized its draft recommendations on Priority 2 topics:
  1. the display of information of affiliated vs. accredited privacy/proxy providers,
  2. data retention,
  3. city field redaction, and
  4. feasibility of unique contacts to have a uniform anonymized email address. The EPDP Team included these recommendations in its Addendum

on Priority 2 items for Public Comment.[2]

  1. whether to allow closed generic top-level domains;
  2. Global Public Interest topics such as Mandatory Public Interest Commitments (PICs), Voluntary Public Interest Commitments, tentatively called Registry Voluntary Commitments (RVCs), DNS Abuse, and Verified TLDs; and
  3. Draft recommendations on GAC Advice and GAC Early Warning.
  • The Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs PDP working group reviewed the draft Phase 1 Initial Report, with 26 preliminary

recommendations, 17 specific community questions, and 24 proposals. The working group deliberated RPM-related recommendations of the Temporary Specification team and the Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team.

ALAC

The At-Large Community

  1. held two policy workshops on DNS Abuse and a cross-community roundtable on Cybersecurity and geopolitics in a multistakeholder environment,
  2. held policy workshop on DNS-over-TLS (DoT) and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), and
  3. reviewed its At-Large Structure (ALS) Mobilization Plan.

RSSAC

The RSSAC held two work sessions to revise two RSSAC statements, “Identification of the Root Server Operators” and “Joining the Empowered Community.”

SSAC

The SSAC held a DNSSEC and Security workshop, that discussed:

  • Key Signing Key (KSK) Rolls
  • DNS over HTTPS and DNS over TLS
  • DNSSEC via third-party DNS Providers

The SSAC also summarized for the public its publications since ICANN 66:

  • SAC109: The Implications of DNS over HTTPS and DNS over TLS
  • SAC108: SSAC Comments on the IANA Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers
  • SAC107: SSAC Comment to NIST on Quantum Cryptography Algorithms
  • SSAC2020-06: SSAC Public Comment on the Initial Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross-Community Working Group
  • SSAC2020-05: SSAC Public Comment on Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Draft Report

Finally, the SSAC gave updates on:

  • the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP),
  • DNS abuse,
  • a Scan of Threats to Internet Naming and Addressing,
  • the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data, and
  • the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report.

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