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ICANN77 - GAC Capacity Development Workshop on DNS Abuse (1/3)
14:45 - 16:15 UTC
Topics Discussed:
Topics Discussed: DNS Abuse
Session Details:



BLOCK 1: Introduction, and preliminary Public Comment Discussion (90 minutes)




Time allocation

1.0 Welcome 

Welcome and Tour de Table

Nicolas Caballero, GAC Chair

10 minutes

1.1 Workshop Introduction and Overview  

  • What is the GAC’s role in the ICANN ecosystem ?
  • Public Comment: Why is it important to the GAC and why it is part of the workshop discussion
  • Ensure Participants understand the process and objective of the workshop

CDW Planning Group 



15 minutes




  • An African Perspective on DNS Abuse/ Mobile phishing

Blaise Azitemina Fundji, DRC

5-7 minutes

1.2 Public Comment Process from a GAC Perspective 

1. What is a public comment and Who can submit a public comment and Why is it important to the GAC to engage?


Manal Ismail, former GAC Chair and long-standing member

5 minutes



2. Tracking of Public Comment Opportunities for the GAC
a. Public Comment Proceedings (incl. timeline) - Are they different depending on the nature/substance of the proceeding?
Public Comment Tracking (GAC Leadership Consideration)
c. GAC Public Comment Opportunities (call on GAC mailing list)

Benedetta Rossi, ICANN GAC Support 


10 minutes




3. Former GAC Chair Experience of GAC Public Comment Drafting and Lessons Learned
a. Identification of topic leads/penholders
b. Drafting
c. GAC review and Input
d. Finalization and submission
e. Visibility of a submitted Public Comment


Manal Ismail, former GAC Chair and long-standing member



10 minutes






4. Experience sharing of a Public Comment proceeding - Walkthrough and lessons learned


GAC Member 


10 minutes