ProgramView the Middle East DNS Forum 2019 Agenda
Agenda | 20-21 February 2019 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|8:00 – 9:00||Registration|
|9:00 – 10:30||Opening Ceremony||Master of Ceremony: Baher Esmat | VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
|10:30 – 11:15||Coffee Break and Group Picture|
|11:15 – 12:45||GDPR: Tales Not to Be Told by the Fireplace||[Panel] General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has now become an important part of the operational reality in the domain name industry. Over the past several months, the ICANN community has been working hard to ensure the continued access to domain registration data (WHOIS) in a way that is compliant with GDPR. Discussions around administrative, legal and operational effects of the GDPR on generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) and country code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) will take place.
Moderator: Alister Paterson | Head of Government Affairs and Strategic Adviser, auDA
|12:45 – 13:00||Talk by Etisalat: Telco as your DNS Security Partner|| [Talk] This talk will aim to cover threats, attack vectors and role of an ISP in safeguarding the society. DNS security right from traditional Enterprise, SMB’s, Government’s networks to next generation smart networks such as Smart City’s, Connected Cars, Smart meters, IOT and Cloud, etc.
Presenter: Imran Bulan Khan | Digital Security Architect, Etisalat, UAE | View Slides
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 –14:15||Welcoming Remarks to the ME DNS Forum 2019||[Talk] An overview of the Middle East and Africa Regional Office in Istanbul’s services to the region; with highlights on activities in the region over the past five years.
Presenter: Nick Tomasso | Vice-President of Global Meeting Operations and Managing Director for Middle East and Africa, ICANN
|14:15 – 15:30||New gTLDs Future Rounds||[Panel] Since the launch of the New generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Program in 2012, over 1200 new top-level domains have been introduced. The ICANN community has been reviewing the policy recommendations related to the new gTLDs to improve the program and prepare for a potential next round. The session will explore the outcomes of the ongoing policy efforts, and shed light on the policy aspects of specific interest to the Middle East.
Moderator: Rafik Dammak | Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council Vice-Chair, ICANN
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 16:15||Talk by GSMA: Era of 5G||[Talk] An overview of the current state of the industry, 5G deployment, IoT outlook, and the implications for different economic verticals, smart cities and commerce.
Presenter: Jawad Abbassi | Head of MENA, GSMA | View Slides
|16:15 –17:45||Internationalized Domain Names and their Universal Acceptance||[Panel] The session will start with a presentation on the findings of the UNESCO internationalized Domain Name (IDN) World Report 2018 – https://idnworldreport.eu/. It will then discuss the status and challenges of enabling and using IDNs, with a focus on the domain names and email addresses in Arabic script. The panelists will cover the community work towards developing standards to make IDNs secure, enabling their variant labels to promote international access, and encouraging their universal acceptance across different platforms and applications to promote their wider use. Panelists will also discuss how the wider community can contribute to the ongoing work in this area.
Moderator: Sarmad Hussain | Director of IDN Programs, ICANN | View Slides
UNESCO Report Presenters:
|17:45 – 18:00||Wrapping-up Day 1|
|18:30 – 19:00||Leave to Gala Dinner|
|19:00 – 22:00||Gala Dinner|
|8:00 – 9:00||Registration|
|9:00 – 10:00||Domain Name Market in the UAE||[Panel] The session will look at the domain name marketplace in the United Arab Emirates, and will cover experiences shared by the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) and IDN ccTLD registry, registrars and resellers of both national TLDs, and other players.
Moderator: Baher Esmat | VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
|10:00 – 10:10||Technical Break|
|10:10 – 11:10||What Registrants Need to Know about their Rights and Responsibilities||Moderator: Fahd Batayneh | Manager, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East. ICANN|
|Dealing with Complaints: ICANN Compliance Perspective||[Talk] This talk will focus on the highest volume of complaints received by ICANN Contractual Compliance such as, Transfer, Domain Deletion (Domain Suspended for non-response to WHOIS Inquiry) and Domain Renewal. The objective is to describe the content of complaints falling in the ICANN’s contractual scope and explain how to address issues related to domain name management.
Presenter: Seher Sagiroglu Ayhan| Contractual Compliance Specialist, ICANN | View Slides
|ICANN’s Registrant Program||[Talk] The ICANN Registrant Program has two primary objectives: 1) educating registrants about their rights and responsibilities, the domain name ecosystem and how to navigate it, and the ICANN policies that impact them and, 2) identifying and raising awareness about issues and challenges that registrants are facing. To this end, the ICANN organization (ICANN org) is publishing semi-annual reports aimed at providing quantitative data to inform community discussions and collaborations. This inaugural report provides data from the ICANN Global Support Center (GSC), ICANN Contractual Compliance and some observations from the ICANN Complaints Office.
Presenter: Mukesh Chulani | Senior Manager, Registrar Services and Engagement, ICANN | View Slides
|11:10 – 11:30||Coffee Break|
|11:30 – 12:30||DNS Operations, Security, and Privacy||[Panel] This session will look at DNSSEC and its importance; sharing perspectives from the global level, Asia Pacific (APAC) regional level, and the Middle Eastern level. It will also, look at the recent Key Signing Key (KSK) Rollover, and the new security and privacy protocols being devised for the DNS; namely DNS over Transport Layer Security (TLS) (DoT), DNS over Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) (DoH), and DNS Privacy (DPrive).
Moderator: Massimiliano Stucchi | Program Manager, IPv6, RIPE NCC
|12:30 – 13:00||Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR)||[Talk] An overview of ICANN Org’s Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR) project will be presented. DAAR is a system for studying and reporting on domain name registration and security threat (domain abuse) behaviors across the top-level domain (TLD) registries and registrars. It aims to report security threats to the ICANN community, which can then use the data to facilitate informed policy discussions.
Presenter: Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob | Lead Security, Stability and Resiliency Specialist, ICANN | View Slides
|13:00 – 13:30||Unleash your Registry, How to Reach the Largest Audience||[Talk]Technology is has always been a hot topic, but how often do we think about the business development, marketing, and growth aspects of it? In this session, we’ll take a closer look at the intriguing combination of art and science when it comes to the promotion of technology.
Presenter: Joe Alagna | Director, Business Development, Afilias | View Slides
|13:30 – 14:30||Lunch|
|14:30-15:30||Emerging Trends in DNS: Provenance, IoT, and Blockchain||[Panel] This session will discuss the latest innovations from top-level domain name registries. Applications reviewed will include:
Moderator: Tom Barrett | CEO, EnCirca Inc.
|15:40 – 16:40||Security in IPv6-Enabled TLDs||[Panel] Today more and more registries have deployed IPv6 on their infrastructure. This session will discuss how to properly build your registry to support both IPv4 and IPv6. It will cover Route Origin Authorizations (ROAs) and Internet Routing Registry (IRR), monitoring for IPv6, IPv6 DDoS protection, and getting proper IPv6 connectivity.
Moderator: Hisham Ibrahim | Middle East Technical Program Manager, RIPE NCC
|16:40 – 17:00||Taking Stock and Concluding Remarks|
We would like to express our gratitude to members of the Middle East DNS Forum Program Committee (PC) for working on the agenda, and for their valuable contributions along the way.