Do you know how internet policies may affect your business and your customers? Thanks to a non-profit organization called ICANN, you’re able to participate in discussions that will affect tomorrow’s internet.
At NamesCon India on May 19, 2017, Samiran Gupta, ICANN’s Head of India, will explain ICANN’s new role in internet regulation and how you can take part in its collaborative decision-making process.
Tackling Big Issues – Collaboratively
ICANN holds three major meetings each year. Some of the topics on the docket for the next meeting on June 26-29, 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa, include:
The Replacement for WHOIS: WHOIS, the system that keeps track of domain registation will eventually be replaced by next-generation Registration Directory Services. ICANN is seeking input and discussion on how to design this new system.
Geographic Names: How new geographic names will be handled in future new gTLDs. Some strings were considered generic or were applied for by a particular commercial entity.
GDPR: Organizations have until May 25, 2018, to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe. It’s been called the most important change in data privacy regulation in over 20 years. ICANN wants to determine if GDPR’s impact on the domain name industry (including whois and escrow) warrant further legal review.
Meet Samiran Gupta
Samiran began as ICANN’s Head of India in 2014 and has since been ICANN’s primary representative in the country and responsible for all stakeholder engagements. He previously worked at APCO Worldwide, and has more than 20 years of experience in business strategy and economic, political and regulatory analysis. Prior to APCO, he was the founder and managing director of Access India Advisors Limited, where he worked for over 15 years with various international corporate advisory and public affairs clients in sectors such as entertainment, telecom, payment systems, social media, energy and renewables and e-commerce.
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