DNS Abuse Mitigation – Recent Developments and Next Steps in Industry Engagement

Beyond the “Famous Five” DNS abuse trends (botnets, malware, pharming, phishing and spam), a wide range of threats is gaining momentum. Join the top registries and registrars in the domain name industry to update your game plan to protect your customers and clients—the bad guys are not sitting still, and neither should you.

Thomas Rickert

Director Names & Numbers
eco – Association of the Internet Industry

Attorney-at-law and domain law expert Thomas Rickert is Director of the Names & Numbers Forum with the Association of the Internet Industry, eco e.V. (eco.de) which, in addition to political lobbying activities, is regularly hosting events informing about the current trends in the DNS industry and providing a platform for information exchange.
From 2011 to 2015, Thomas Rickert was a member of the GNSO (Generic Names Support- ing Organization) Council of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (icann.org). Currently, Thomas Rickert is a member of ICANN’s EPDP working group, which is tasked with making the handling of registration data for gTLDs, including WHOIS, compliant with GDPR.
Further , Thomas Rickert is managing partner of the law firm Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (www.rickert.net), which is specialised in legal issues of the digital economy.

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