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Friday, September 5 • 9:00am - 10:30am
WS44: Improving Internet Architecture to Drive Consumer Trust

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Domain Names and IP addresses, as the critical Internet resource, are necessary for the day-to-day usage of the Internet. Correspondingly, stable function and equitable administration of DNS infrastructure can also boost the global consumer trust in Internet. For example, improving DNS service performance and transparency of root zone management can help to enhance the global trust of DNS infrastructure and further increase global users’ confidence in Internet.

Given that, many initiatives have been carried out by the community to strengthen the robustness of DNS, improve the global critical resources management, and enhance the global consumer trust, which includes promoting the development of IPV6, Domain Name System Security Extensions(DNSSEC), DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) and so on. However, these emerging innovations, even are more advanced, could not easily change the status quo of DNS operation, because many incumbent interest groups and innate structure of the DNS make significant fractions in transforming the DNS infrastructure. Some of these frictions are reasonable concerns of potential risks to the existing users; some others are unreasonable and limit the space for further innovation.

Our workshop aims to make attempts to call on the debate of following topics:

1 What kind of potential viable institutional and technical improvement in DNS architecture shall we facilitate to enhance the consumer’s trust?

2 How consumer interest being maintained in the status quo or if it is changed?

3 What are the obstacles of implementing these innovations?

4 What should innovators do to stimulate the acceptance of innovation globally?

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Michael Kende

Chief Economist, Internet Society
Michael Kende is the Chief Economist of the Internet Society. Prior to joining the Internet Society in August 2013, Michael was a partner at Analysys Mason, a global consulting firm focused on telecommunications and media. Michael has a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and a BA in mathematics and economics from Bowdoin College. After MIT, he spent five years as a professor of Economics at INSEAD, a business school near Paris, before joining the... Read More →

Tomas Lamanauskas

Head, Corporate Strategy, International Telecommunication Union
Tomas Lamanauskas heads the Corporate Strategy Division at the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies. | | His extensive ICT policy and regulatory experience includes positions of Deputy General Director, Board Member and CEO of telecommunications regulators in the Caribbean, Middle East and Europe. He also acted as Government Advisor on ICT policies in the... Read More →

Theresa Swinehart

Ms Theresa Swinehart is the Senior Advisor to the President on Global Strategy at ICANN. She works with stakeholders and policymakers around the globe to advocate the Internet's multistakeholder model, and oversees a team with overarching responsibility for a range of initiatives including development of the organization's five-year strategic plan. She has rejoined ICANN after serving three years as the Executive Director of Global Internet... Read More →

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Friday September 5, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Workshop Room 03 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 1)

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