Evening workshop: ICANN and current challenges on the internet

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), ISOC Norway, Norsk Forening for Jus og EDB (nfje.no) and iQ Global (iq.global) invites to an evening workshop on 2. March 2023

Venue: REBEL, Universitetsgata 2, 0164 Oslo
Time: 16:00-21:00.

Social gathering from 18:30 at REBEL.


Introduction to ICANN

Speaker: Christopher Mondini

Chris Mondini is Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, Europe and Managing Director for Europe, stationed in the Brussels, Belgium office. In his role, Mondini oversees ICANN org’s operations in the region and leads ICANN org’s Global Business Engagement initiatives worldwide.

Cybersecurity and the EUs NIS2 Directive


  • Lise Fuhr, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)
  • Elena Plexida, ICANN Vice President for Government and IGO Engagement, ICANN

DNS Abuse

We will showcase and discuss different approaches for handling suspicious behavior on the internet, covering both the global and local perspectives.

  • DNS abuse mitigation in the gTLD context.”
    Siôn Lloyd – ICANN Lead Security, Stability & Resiliency Specialist
  • There is something we do not like on the Internet”.
    Hilde Thunem, Managing Director of Norid, presents how actions on the DNS-level to stop illegal content are handled in the Norwegian legal ecosystem.
  • A toolbox for DNS Abuse monitoring and mitigation for Registries, Registrars, hosting companies and Internet users in general”.
    Michael B. Halvorsen, CEO iQ, presents the iQ services that monitor 200 million domain names on a daily basis and used by over 180 top-level domain names and domain registrars.

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ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world.

ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.


The Norwegian Association for Law & IT was founded on 15 August 1980. The association is a multidisciplinary forum where members can exchange views, experiences, information and knowledge about law and information technology in the broadest sense.


iQ is a SaaS software and consulting service provider for the domain name industry. Comprised of a team of industry veterans, iQ provides anti-abuse services to leading Registries, Registrars and SaaS providers.

Their flagship product, iQ Abuse Manager, monitors over 200 million domain names per day for malicious activities.”


Norid runs the registry for the Norwegian country code top-level domains .no (Norway), .sj (Svalbard and Jan Mayen) and .bv (Bouvetøya), and assigns, administers and registers domain names within these top-level domains. Only the .no domain is open for registrations, and currently has roughly 845 000 domain names. In addition to the registry service, Norid manages the domain name service for the top-level domains.