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ICANN Meeting in Marina del Rey Meeting Schedule and Agenda

12-15 November 2001

Meeting Schedule
Updated 11 November 2001

All meetings take place in the Marina Beach Marriott, unless stated otherwise. Network connectivity will be provided in the main meeting hall, including Ethernet hubs and a wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b). So bring your cards!

The registration desk will be open on Sunday, 11 November (1200-1900); Monday, 12 November (0700-1700); Tuesday, 13 November (0800-1700); Wednesday 14 November (0800-1700); and Thursday, 15 November (0800-1700).

Note: to arrange meeting rooms for Nov. 12, please contact Diane Schroeder.

Monday, 12 November

09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00

Registration desk open

Capitol Hill Report with U.S. Congressman Howard Berman
[Sponsored by and ICANN]
{Attendance by RSVP only}
(Bayview Room, 07:30-08:15)
Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) Constituency Meetings  

Business Constituency
[Meeting Agenda]
(Peninsula Room, 1000-1200)


Country Code TLD Registry Constituency
[Draft agenda]
(Sierra Room, 0900-1300)


gTLD Registry Constituency
(Santa Monica Room, 0800-1330)


Intellectual Property Constituency
(Venice Room, 1000-1200)


ISP Constituency
(Santa Monica Room, 1330-1700)


Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency
(Catalina Room, 0800-1330)


Registrars Constituency
[Draft Agenda]
(Bayview Room, 0800-1730)


Joint Meeting of Business, ISP, and Intellectual Property Constituencies
(Peninsula Room, 0800-1000)


DNSO Names Council
(California Ballroom)

Governmental Advisory Committee
[Meeting Agenda]
(Promenade Room)
ICANN At Large Study Committee  
[Numerous presentations throughout day]
Public Forum on At Large Participation
(California Ballroom)
DNSO General Assembly
(California Ballroom)

Tuesday, 13 November

  08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 1600 1700 18:00 19:00

Registration desk open

ICANN Community Meeting on Security and Stability of the Internet Naming and Address Allocation Systems
  • 0830 - Welcome: ICANN CEO Stuart Lynn
  • 0845 - Welcome keynote: Kenji Kosaka
    • Senior Vice-Minister for Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications of Japan
    • "A Secure and Stable Internet: No Time To Wait"
  • 0915 - Plenary talk: Steven M. Bellovin
    • "ICANN and the Security of the Internet"
  • 1000 - Panel: Root Name Server Security
    • Moderator: Jun Murai
    • Panelists: Mark Kosters, Lars-Johan Liman, Paul Vixie
  • 1100 - Break
  • 1115 - Remarks: ICANN Chairman Vint Cerf
    • "Some of the Challenges"
  • 1130 - Panel: DNS Security: Present and Future
    • Moderator: Ed Lewis
    • Panelists: David Conrad, Olaf Kolkman, Allison Mankin, Ray Plzak
  • 1230 - Lunch (will be served for participants in Bayview Room)
  • 1330 - Panel: TLD Registry and Nameserver Security
    • Moderator: Ken Silva
    • Panelists: Martin Lindner, Geir Rasmussen, Sabine Dolderer, Frederico Neves
  • 1430 - Panel: Registries and Registrars: Recovery & Restoration
    • Moderator: Elliot Noss
    • Panelists: Chanki Park, Bruce Tonkin, Rick Wesson
  • 1530 - Break
  • 1545 - Cross-community break-out groups
  • 1730 - End of workday
(Plenaries and Panels: California Ballroom)
Reception at Marina Beach Marriott
(Bayview Room)

Wednesday, 14 November

  08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 1600 1700 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00

Registration desk open


ICANN Community Meeting on Security and Stability of the Internet Naming and Address Allocation Systems

  • 0830 - Plenary talk: John Tritak
    • "Securing National Infrastructures"
  • 0900 - Plenary talk: Bruce Schneier
    • "Resilient Security - An Ongoing Process"
  • 0945 - Parallel sessions:
    • Management Track & Roundtable
    • Operational/Technical Track & Roundtable
  • 1045 - Break
  • 1100 - Parallel sessions continued
  • 1230 - Lunch (will be served for participants in Bayview Room)
  • 1330 - Constituency meetings
    • Registrars Constituency (Bayview Room)
    • Non-commercial Domain Name Holders Constitutency (Catalina Room)
    • Business Constitutency (Promenade Room)
    • gTLD Registry Constituency (Santa Monica Room)
    • ISP Constituency (Courtyard)
    • ccTLD Registry Constituency (Sierra Room)
    • Intellectual Property Constituency (Venice Room)
  • 1600 - Names Council coordination meeting

(Plenaries and Panels: California Ballroom)

Reception at the J. Paul Getty Museum  

Thursday, 15 November

  08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 1700

Registration desk open

ICANN Public Forum on Security and Stability of the Internet Naming and Address Allocation Systems
(California Ballroom)
  • Reporting session
  • Root Name Server operators
  • Regional Internet Registries
  • gTLD Registries
  • gTLD Registrars
  • ccTLD Registries
  • Others
  • Open mike on DNS security/stability
  • Board meeting on DNS security/stability
Lunch break          
Open Mike on other topics
(California Ballroom)
ICANN Board meeting on other topics
(California Ballroom)

Agenda for ICANN Community and Board Meetings
Updated 11 November 2001

Details for the agenda are being posted as soon as they become available.

The purposes for the meeting will be to conduct an in-depth examination of security requirements related to the Internet's domain name and address allocation systems, the extent to which these requirements are currently being met, and what individual, organizational and collective actions are needed to create a security environment for the domain name and address allocation systems that assures their continued operation under emergency conditions. More specifically, the meeting will seek to:

(a) improve the knowledge base and heighten awareness about DNS security by ICANN constituents and the broader public, (b) develop and adopt suggestions for security improvements by all DNS service providers, including registries, registrars, and nameserver operators, (c) develop recommendations to the ICANN Board for any near-term actions by ICANN that may be advisable, and

(d) launch continuing efforts to assess and improve security and readiness across the defined scope of ICANN's activities and communities.

The program is intended to strike a balance between the managerial and the technical aspects of DNS security, and also to stay within the scope of ICANN's responsibilities for the stability and integrity of the domain name and address allocation systems.

The program will feature plenary speakers, topic-specific panels, parallel sessions focusing on management and operational/technical considerations, cross-community breakout groups, and constituency meetings. At the end of the program, representatives of ICANN constituent groups will be asked to make reports to the community.

A page of relevant background readings has been posted. A public list of preregistered attendees (listing those who chose to be included) is also available. So far, we have received pre-registrations from 84 countries and distinct economies.

Plenary Speakers

November 13:

Kenji Kosaka, Senior Vice-Minister for Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications of Japan
Welcome Keynote: "A Secure and Stable Internet: No Time To Wait"

Biographical background:

Kenji Kosaka has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1990, winning four elections in a row. In the House, Mr. Kosaka served as Senior Director of the Standing Committee on Communications. He also served as Director of the Standing Committees on Local Administration; on Transport; on Disasters; and on Rules and Administrations.

In the Cabinet, Mr. Kosaka was State Secretary for Posts and Telecommunications (from October 1999 until January 2001). On the occasion of reshuffling central government ministries, he was called to serve as Senior Vice-Minister for Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications (January 2001 - present).

In the Liberal Democratic Party, he served as Chairman of the Communications Division of the Policy Research Council.

A 1968 graduate of Keio University (Faculty of Law), Mr. Kosaka worked for Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (JAL). At JAL, he gained experience in international communication networking. His work experience as a businessman in the USA and in Europe gave him a broad view, which is important in a leading politician. In 1984, he left JAL to launch his political career, which included working as directing secretary for then-Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone.

Today, Mr. Kosaka is one of the key members of the Japanese House of Representatives who is most familiar with the Internet. He is regarded as a leading maker of Japanese IT policy.

Steven M. Bellovin, AT&T Fellow
Plenary Talk: "ICANN and the Security of the Internet"

Biographical background:

Steven M. Bellovin received a B.A. degree from Columbia University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While a graduate student, he helped create netnews; for this, he and the other perpetrators were award the 1995 Usenix Lifetime Achievement Award. He joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1982. Despite the fact that he has not changed jobs, he is now at AT&T Labs Research, working on networks, security, and why the two don't get along. He is an AT&T Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Bellovin is the co-author of the recent book "Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker", and holds several patents on cryptographic and network protocols. He served on a National Research Council study committee on information systems trustworthiness, is a member of the Internet Architecture Board, and is currently focusing on how to write systems that are inherently more secure. He also works on public policy questions relating to cryptography,
Internet security, and the Internet in general.

November 14:

John S. Tritak, Director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office
Plenary Talk: "Securing National Infrastructures"

Biographical background:

John S. Tritak is Director of the U.S. Government's Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO). As Director, Mr. Tritak is responsible for supporting the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-Terrorism in the development of an integrated National Infrastructure Assurance Plan to address physical and cyber threats to the United States's communications and electronic systems, transportation, energy, banking and finance, health and medical services, water supply, and key government services. He also coordinates a national education and awareness program, as well as legislative and public affairs initiatives.

Before joining the CIAO, Mr. Tritak was an attorney with the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, Chartered. As a member of the firm's federal practice group, Mr. Tritak provided advice and counsel on wide range of legal, legislative and policy matters, including critical infrastructure protection, to domestic and international clients in the defense, telecommunications, and transportation industries.

Mr. Tritak served as Deputy Director for Defense Relations and Security Assistance in the State Department's Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, where he was responsible for coordinating U.S. efforts in security assistance and defense trade in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. As Deputy Director of the Bureau's Office of Policy Analysis, he advised on matters relating to post-war Persian Gulf security.

He also served as a State Department adviser to the U.S. delegation negotiating the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Geneva, Switzerland, and was a deputy political adviser to U.S. Central Command in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during Operation Desert Shield. Mr. Tritak previously served as a consultant on national security and military matters at Pacific Sierra Research.

Mr. Tritak received a B.S. in political science from the State University of New York at Brockport, an M.A. in War Studies from the University of London, Kings College, and earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Bruce Schneier, CTO, Counterpane Internet Security Inc.
Plenary talk: "Resilient Security - An Ongoing Process"

Biographical background:

Internationally-renowned security technologist and author Bruce Schneier is a Founder and the Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc.

He has authored six books including Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, which has sold over 70,000 copies since being published in October 2000. He currently writes the free email newsletter "Cryptogram," which has over 60,000 readers. Schneier is responsible for maintaining Counterpane's technical lead in world-class information security technology and its practical and effective implementation. He has presented papers at numerous international conferences, is a frequent writer, contributing editor, and lecturer on the topics of cryptography, computer security, and privacy. Concerns as diverse as Microsoft, Citibank, and the National Security Agency have all relied upon Schneier's unique expertise.


1. Root Name Server Security

Description: Overview of present DNS Root Name Server system, security aspects, short-term plans for enhanced security, longer-term considerations.

Moderator: Jun Murai - Chair, DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee; Professor, Keio University, Japan; DNS root name server operator; President, JPNIC; Chair, WIDE Project; ICANN Director


2. DNS Security: Present and Future

Description: Overview of current security aspects of the DNS protocol and domain nameservers, and plans for future security enhancements, such as the DNSSEC extensions.

Moderator: Edward Lewis - Evangelist, DNS Security technology; Researcher, NAI Labs; Co-chair, IETF
Provisioning Registry Protocol Working Group


3. TLD Registry & Nameserver Security

Description: Overview of security practices and considerations for Top-Level Domain registry and nameserver operations.

Moderator: Ken Silva - Director of Technical Services and Network Security, VeriSign Inc.; Board member, Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC)


4. Registries and registrars: Recovery & restoration

Description: Management of crisis situations. Focus on both preparation for and recovery from crisis situations, with an emphasis on post-Sept 11 threat analysis and response.

Moderator: Elliot Noss - President & CEO, Tucows Inc.


The program is being developed by a program committee. Links to additional documents, proposals, community feedback, and draft resolutions will be posted on this page as they become available. Comments and suggestions on the agenda itself should be sent to

Board Meeting Agenda

The following topics are currently on the agenda for the ICANN Board's non-security-focused meeting beginning at 3pm on 15 November 2001:

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