Domain Name Industry Stakeholder Training

Domain Name Industry Stakeholder Training
Date (Time is in UTC): 
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
Lisbon, Portugal

On 19 June 2019, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will hold a day-long training for Domain Name Industry Stakeholders at the SALÃO NOBRE D. MARIA II In Lisbon, Portugal ( The training will take place the day before NamesCon Europe in Cascais, 20- 22 June (

This initiative is part of ICANN’s efforts to encourage effective engagement from its stakeholders, and invite newcomers to participate in ICANN. Speakers will include ICANN org members, as well as ICANN community experts.

Who should attend:
-DNS Industry professionals
-IP right holders
-Registrars, newly accredited by ICANN or interested in ICANN accreditation
-Staff at ICANN contracted parties, particularly those involved in ICANN’s compliance processes and policy work

How to register:
To register, please go to
Attendance is free of charge.

Space is limited and attributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or any queries, please email Gabriella Schittek at [email protected].


09.00– 09.30
Introduction to ICANN:
• Mission
• Role in the Internet Ecosystem Presentation:

Jean-Jacques Sahel, ICANN

09.30 – 10.30
ICANN’s Structure and Policy Making Processes

• The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
• ICANN’s Policy Development Process (PDP)
• Relevant PDPs in Progress

Emily Barabas, ICANN
Jean-Jacques Sahel, ICANN

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break

10.45 – 11.15
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Temporary Specifications

Jean-Jacques Sahel, ICANN

11.15 – 12.30

The New Generic Top-Level Domain (new gTLD) Program:

• Subsequent Procedures’ Progress
• Rights Protection Mechanisms
• Dispute Resolution Procedures

Aysegul Tekce, ICANN

Michaela Cruden, Afilias
Kristian Ormen, Larsen Data

Amadeu Abril i Abril, CORE

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch Break

13.15 – 14.00 So, you were a Reseller – What now?

• How to become an ICANN accredited Registrar
• How to survive in the ICANN world as a newly accredited registrar

Aysegul Tekce, ICANN

Michaela Cruden, Afilias
Amadeu Abril i Abril CORE

Kristian Ormen, Larsen Data

14.00 – 14.45
ICANN’s Contractual Compliance Approach and Processes

• Overall approach and processes
• Registrar-related compliance issues: What does it mean? How does it impact you?
• Abuse, domain renewal, transfer, data escrow and the Uniform Domain Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP)

Presentation: Zuhra Salijanova

14.45 – 15.00 Coffee Break

15.00 – 15.45
Operational Issues:
Best Practices: UDRP, Transfers, Domain Renewals, Abuse - What works and what doesn’t?

Verónica Marreiros,
Amadeu Abril i Abril, COREhub

Moderator: Kristian Ormen, Larsen Data

15.45 – 16.00
Staying in Touch

Gabriella Schittek, ICANN
Kristian Ormen, Larsen Data

Geographic Region: 
Event Topic: 
Domain Name Industry
Regional Event
Contact Name: 
Gabriella Schittek