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Session moderators

We would like to extend our gratitude to our session chairs for graciously accepting to support this workshop.

Hadia Elminiawi [NTRA]

Hadia is the Chief Expert on International Policies at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt, she is a member of group 5 (industry 4.0) of Egypt IoT forum representing NTRA. Hadia holds a Master of Science in leadership and Management, a BSc. in Electronics and Communications and has undertaken postgraduate studies in Computer Science. Previously, she worked for e.g., the Egyptian ccTLD, and is currently ICANN AFRALO chair.

Polina Malaja [CENTR]

Polina Malaja is the Policy Director at the Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR), leading its policy work and liaising with governments, institutions and other organisations in the internet ecosystem. She holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law and is deeply interested in interactions between technology and fundamental rights and freedoms in the digital age.

Agenda Abstracts

   Sofia Silva Berenguer [NRO/APNIC] & Brad Gorman [ARIN] – Collaborating to Advance RPKI: New Initiatives and Global Progress

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) and Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) have partnered to advance global RPKI adoption. Sofia Berenguer, NRO's RPKI Program Manager, will outline the program's goals and seek technical community feedback. Brad Gorman, ARIN's Senior Product Owner of Routing Security, will provide an update on RPKI adoption and other key developments.

Polina Malaja [CENTR] - NIS2 Directive Overview: Impact on TLD operators

In the introductory part of the Panel, we will look into the impact of the EU NIS2 Directive on TLD operators and DNS as a whole. What has changed since the previous NIS Directive, and why should TLD operators pay extra attention?

Pawel Kowalik [DENIC eG] - Exploring Synergies in NIS2 Implementation: A Path to Convergence

As the implementation of NIS2 approaches, registries and registrars face the crucial challenge of ensuring complete and accurate registration data to meet the requirements of Article 28 and relevant local legislation. This presentation explores various feasible approaches to this challenge, emphasizing the importance of maintaining essential principles while adapting to new regulations. It highlights the necessity for enhanced cooperation and standardization among stakeholders to achieve effective synergies and streamline the implementation process.

Timo Võhmar [Estonian Internet Foundation] - Know your registrant (KYR) - making internet a safer place

In the evolving landscape of digital identity and security, the significance of strong electronic registrant identification is paramount. With the upcoming NIS2 directive in the EU identifying registrants is becoming mandatory and this has quite some effect on the domain industry. The presentation aims to introduce the .ee solution to the "problem" covering the whole world in an electronic, automated and accessible manner.

Alexander Mayrhofer [ GmbH] - EPP for NIS2 – The .at Approach

NIS2 requires accurate and complete holder information for Domains, which we believe will require a verification processes at registrars and registries. In this talk, we’ll briefly touch on the policy layer that we envision for .at, and then present’s approach on how to implement these processes on the EPP layer.

Simon Fernandez [Grenoble INP, Univ. Grenoble Alps] - WHOIS Right? An Analysis of WHOIS and RDAP Consistency

Domain registration information can be found through two main protocols: WHOIS and RDAP. But do they actually provide the same data across protocols and servers? In this presentation we will talk about consistency of domain registration data.

Gavin Brown [ICANN] - Stealth RDAP

During this talk I will present the results of some research into "Stealth RDAP", where ccTLD operators implement and deploy RDAP, but do not register the RDAP service's Base URL in the IANA registry described in RFC 9224. I will describe how I detected a number of "Stealth RDAP" services for various ccTLDs, and discuss the consequences of them not being discoverable by RDAP clients.

Isaac Henderson [Fraunhofer IAO] - DNS as a bridge to establish interoperable trust across different trust anchors

The presentation explores how DNS can serve as a bridge, connecting different trust anchors such as Open ID federation, EBSI, eIDAS trust list, and trust lists based on DIDs (Decentralized Identifiers). The talk highlights the role of DNS in enabling interoperability and seamless integration between these trust anchors to establish a unified and trusted digital identity framework.

Werner Staub [CORE Association] - Standardized DNSSEC-Signed Attestions for Sport (

The project proposes the use in the Sport community of standardized DNSSEC-signed attestations over the DNS protocol, demonstrating the authenticity and community-based recognition of sports organizations’ and athletes’ websites in a machine-readable and human-readable fashion. The objective is both to help prevent DNS abuse and support secure public communications of sports bodies, such as international, regional and national sports federations, governing bodies, umbrella organizations, leagues, clubs, the members of these organizations and their events. 

Gautam Akiwate [Stanford University] - Best Practices for Deletion in EPP

The Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) includes guidance concerning deletion of domains that is intended to avoid DNS resolution disruptions and maintain data consistency. However this guidance, at times, creates a dilemma for registrars under certain operational conditions leading to the adoption of operational practices that have led to unintended impacts on DNS resolution and security. In this talk, we describe the underlying cause of this impact and the various operational best practices registrars and registries can adopt to avoid negative impact on DNS resolution and security.