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Email Authentication Summit - sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the National Institute of Standards and Technology
In the Commission’s June 15, 2004 National Do Not Email Registry Report to Congress, the Commission explained that significant security, enforcement, practical, and technical challenges rendered a registry an ineffective solution to the spam problem. The Report, however, identified domain-level authentication as a promising technological development that would enable Internet Service Providers (‘‘ISPs’’) and other domain holders to better filter spam, and that would provide law enforcement with a potent tool for locating and identifying spammers. The Report concluded that the Commission could play an active role in spurring the market’s development, testing, evaluation, and deployment of domain-level authentication systems. As a first step, the Report explained that the Commission, with other relevant government agencies, would host an Email Authentication Summit in the Fall of 2004. A Federal Register Notice, which can be found on this site, explains that the Commission and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (‘‘NIST’’) will host the Summit on November 9–10, 2004 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., asks for comments on a number of issues concerning email authentication standards, and solicits requests to participate in the Summit.
Workshop Information


Where: FTC Satellite Building, Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave., Washington, D.C. 20001
When: November 9–10, 2004 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Press Release: FTC, NIST to Host E-mail Authentication Summit (September 15, 2004)
Federal Register Notice [PDF]
Relevant Documents & Reports


National Do Not Email Registry: A Report To Congress [PDF]
Public Comments


The Email Authentication Summit (November 2004):
Announcement by the Federal Trade Commission and the National Institute of Standards and Technology of the Department of Commerce; Request for Comments; and Solicitation of Requests to Participate

Public Comments
Directions & Local Information


Local Restaurants and Hotels
Directions between HQ and the Conference Center
Map of Conference Center Location


For further information contact Sana D. Coleman (202) 326-2249.