Citizen Lab Senior Advisor Robert Guerra attended the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Public Meeting that took take place July 14 – 18 in Durban, South Africa. Guerra attended the meeting in his capacity as a member of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).

Guerra participated in numerous SSAC working parties as well as engaged in discussions related to Internet Governance, Public Outreach, Multi-stakeholder engagement, security issues related to ICANN’s new generic top level domain (gTLD) processes such as namespace collision, dot-less domains, whois, root key rollover and new gTLD directory services.

Guerra also met and briefed delegations from the US, The European Union and the Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA) on research being done at the Citizen Lab and preparations underway for the 2013 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that will take place this October.

The SSAC advises the ICANN community and Board of Directors on matters relating to the security and integrity of the Internet?s naming and address allocation systems. This includes operational matters (e.g., matters pertaining to the correct and reliable operation of the root name system), administrative matters (e.g., matters pertaining to address allocation and Internet number assignment), and registration matters (e.g., matters pertaining to registry and registrar services).

See the ICANN 47th Public Meeting in Durban website and the SSAC Charter for additional information.