Get Engaged in ICANN: Seminar for Registrars

Date 21.02.2018 - 09:00-04:30Uhr ics/ical Download the ics/ical
Location BMW World Am Olympiapark 1 80809 Munich Germany

The seminar’s initiative is part of ICANN’s efforts to encourage effective engagement from its stakeholders, and invite newcomers to participate in ICANN. Engagement with the registrar community is an important component of realizing ICANN’s multistakeholder model of governance.

What the training offers:
Topics will range from best practices in the sector to contractual compliance obligations. The seminar will provide participants with an opportunity to interact with each other and discuss various business, technical, and policy aspects of the DNS industry with experts from the field.

Who should attend:
Registrars newly accredited by ICANN
Registrars interested in ICANN accreditation
New staff at established ICANN accredited registrars, particularly those involved in ICANN’s compliance processes and policy work

How to register:
Registration for both on-site and remote participation is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. To register click here.

Registration Deadline: 14 February 2018

The event is free and open to both on-site and remote participation.

For more information or any queries please email:


    • 9.00-9.30
    • General Introduction to ICANN

           • The role & evolution of ICANN

           • ICANN’s organizational Structure

           • “Internet Governance” in an ICANN context

           • Where do Registrars fit?

    • 9.30-10.20
    • Introduction of the GNSO/Registrar Constituency and Policy Development

           • The Registrar Constituency’s role & structure

           • Working Methods &Policy Development

    • 10.20-10.45
    • Coffee Break
    • 10.45-11.30
    • So, you were a Reseller. What now?

      Panel Discussion:

           • What you need to know when engaging with ICANN

           • The main differences and challenges from being a reseller to an accredited Registrar

    • 11.30-12.30
    • Operational Issues: Part I

      Panel Discussion:

           • ICANN’s Contractual Compliance Approach and Processes

           • Registrar Compliance Program: registrar-related compliance areas

           • What does it mean?

           • How does it impact you?

           • Review of registrar obligations:

                • Necessary information to be shared requirement to investigate and respond to abuse contacts and when to take action

      => Moderator: Thomas Rickert (eco - Association of the Internet Industry)

    • 12.30-13.30
    • Lunch Break
    • 13.30-14.15
    • Operational Issues: Part II

      Panel Discussion:

           • Contractual Compliance Registrar lessons learned:

                • Transfer Policy

                • Domain Renewal

                • Registrar Data Escrow

           • Contractual Compliance Performance Measurement & Reporting

           • Registrar Best Practices:

                • Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP), Transfers, Transfer Emergency Action Contact (TEAC), Expired Registration Recovery Policy (ERRP), Expire, Redemption - What works and what doesn’t?

           • Q&A

      => Moderator: Thomas Rickert (eco - Association of the Internet Industry)

    • 14.15-15.30
    • Current High Interest Topics within ICANN

           • Universal Acceptance

           • Data Protection

           • Key Signing Key (KSK) Rollover

      => Speaker: Lars Steffen (eco - Association of the Internet Industry)

    • 15.30-15.50
    • Coffee Break
    • 15.50-16.30
    • Involvement in ICANN & How to Stay in Touch

           • The registrar stakeholder group: Why engage and what impact does your engagement have?

           • Current projects where Registrars can contribute: Domain Name Marketplace Indicators, CCT Review, GDPR Volunteer Panel

           • How to Stay in Touch with ICANN

                • Who to contact

                • Overview of Relevant Meetings

                • Available ICANN Resources

  • Thomas Rickert
    Thomas Rickert

    eco — Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V. eco

    Director Names & Numbers


    Lars Steffen
    Lars Steffen

    eco — Verband der Internetwirtschaft e.V. eco

    Head of eco International