Recent reports and comments
SAC 111 SSAC Comment on the Initial Report of the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Phase 2 Expedited Policy Development Process (also sent as public comment on the topic)
Things on the radar:
Performed "SSAC trend session" to identify and track the evolution of trends that may affect ICANN. And to evaluate the impacts that these trends pose to ICANN, either in terms of threats or in terms of opportunities. The session was build around few topics:
Security – relating to cybersecurity, Internet of Things vulnerabilities, DNS security, root service reliability, resilience and interoperability, DNS abuse.
ICANN’s Governance – referring to ICANN’s governance rather than Internet governance in general, ICANN’s multistakeholder model of governance, efficiency and effectiveness, transparency and accountability, inclusiveness and openness.
Unique Identifiers System – evolution of the unique identifiers system in the context of the evolution of its uses and its user base, considering external technology advancement (such as blockchain, IoT, rise of artificial intelligence etc.), alternate roots, alternative infrastructures, universal acceptance, and IDNs.
Geopolitics – including effects on ICANN of legislation and regulation, and other globalization topics such as the global reliance on the Internet, or the Internet fragmentation.
Financials – including financial sustainability, financial responsiveness to changing industry economics, funding strategies, and cost management.
SSAC monthly (May 14) addressed the impact of the COVID-19 on DNS traffic patterns
SSAC NomCom representative name is due June 5, 2020
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