As you have likely experienced, discussions around the prevalence and mitigation of DNS Abuse frequently return to differences in its definition. Rather than avoid the issue, the DNS Abuse Institute will tackle these definitional questions head-on in our second online forum.
The DNS Abuse Institute and CircleID cordially invite you to attend and participate in a May 25 forum to explore and debate the edges of DNS Abuse and find common ground. An expert panel of participants with a background in civil society, domain business and academia will bring different perspectives and concrete examples on what is DNS Abuse and how it should be combatted.
The forum – moderated by Graeme Bunton, the Director of the DNS Abuse Institute – is part of an ongoing initiative to gather experts to discuss important issues related to DNS Abuse.
Mason Cole – Perkins Coie
Mason Cole is an Internet Governance Advisor in the Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising practice at the international law firm Perkins Coie. He strategizes for clients with interests in internet domain name governance and business matters. For more than 20 years, Mason has participated in the work of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the industry’s governing body, including serving three terms as chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group, a term as vice-chair of the influential council of the Generic Names Support Organization (GNSO), and two terms as the GNSO’s liaison to more than 170 international governments. He currently serves as chair of ICANN’s Business Constituency.
Farzaneh Badiei – Yale Law School
Farzaneh Badiei is the director of Justice Collaboratory’s Social Media Governance Initiative based in Yale Law School. Previously she was the Executive Director of the Internet Governance Project at Georgia Institute of Technology. For nearly a decade, Farzaneh has been a part of Internet governance research and professional community. She has conducted research at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Syracuse School of Information Studies. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg, Institute of Law and Economics. Her dissertation focused on online private justice systems, institutional design, and online market intermediaries. Farzaneh also worked at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum Secretariat. In 2017 she was the chair of Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. NCUC focuses on noncommercial rights in domain names. She served one term as the chair of Noncommercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG), the overarching stakeholder group of noncommercial, not for profit constituencies ICANN.
Farzaneh’s current research interests revolve around online private justice systems, Internet governance and accountability of Internet governance institutions, Internet and jurisdiction, online intermediaries and dispute resolution as well as cybersecurity, cyberattribution and digital trade.
Maciej Korczynski -University of Grenoble
Maciej is an Associate Professor of computer networks and cybersecurity at Grenoble Institute of Technology (France). Previously, he was a post-doctoral researcher at TU Delft (Netherlands), analyzing large-scale Internet measurement and incident data to identify how providers of Internet services deal with security risks and incidents. He was also a post-doctoral researcher at Rutgers University (USA) investigating algorithms in distributed anomaly detection systems. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Grenoble Alps University in 2012.
His main interests revolve around large-scale passive and active measurements for cybersecurity, with a focus on DNS. Since 2015, he co-authored over 30 research papers about domain name abuse, DNS vulnerabilities, DNS reputation metrics, economic incentives for improving security of the DNS ecosystem, IP spoofing, DDoS attacks, botnets, and vulnerability notifications. The research results were published in very selective international research conferences such as ACM CCS, NDSS, ACM IMC, IEEE Euro S&P, or IEEE INFOCOM. Maciej is a member of the Passive DNS Hunters Group, the Domains & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group, APWG (Research Partner), M3AAWG (Academic Member), and a designated representative of Grenoble Alps University at DNS-OARC (Supporter Membership).
Graeme BuntonDNS Abuse Institute
Graeme Bunton is the DNS Abuse Institute’s inaugural Director. Graeme joins the Institute with 11 years of DNS Policy experience. He served as Head of Policy of Tucows, was chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group for four years, and co-chaired both the RRSG Abuse Working Group and the Contracted Party Abuse Working Group. Graeme was one of the driving forces in the creation of the Framework to Address Abuse, which has more than 50 registry and registrar signatories. Graeme currently serves on the Board Directors of the i2Coalition (Internet Infrastructure Coalition).