IGF 2017 WS #76 Multistakeholder governance of the Domain Name System, lessons learned for other IG issues

Short Title: 
Governance of the DNS: Lessons for other IG issues

Proposer's Name: Mr. Nigel Hickson
Proposer's Organization: ICANN
Co-Proposer's Name: Ms. Dierdre Sidjanski
Co-Proposer's Organization: ICANN
William J Drake; Civil Society, University of Zurich Farzeneh Badii, Civil Society, Georgia Tech, Atlanta

Additional Speakers: 

Keith Drazek; VP, Public Policy and Government Realtions; Verisgin

Larry Strickling; Former Assistant Secretary at the NTIA, US Deaprtment of Commerce


Lori Schulman,  Senior Director, Internet Policy; International Trademark Association   


Ben Butler, Director of IT Security, GoDaddy

  1. Introduction of session (moderator)
  2. Brief explanation of how the Domain Name System is governed in a multistakeholder manner
  3. Perspective from stakeholders around the table
  4. Could this model be used for other Internet Governance issues and topics?
  5. Discussion with Audience
  6. Conclusion


Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678