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Deploy360 29 January 2014

Join The “dnssec-maps” List To Receive Weekly DNSSEC Deployment Maps

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Web Strategy & Project Lead, Open Standards Everywhere

2014-01-23-2014-01-23We’re pleased to announce that for those of you interested in the current status of DNSSEC deployment, you can now receive a weekly email with the latest DNSSEC deployment maps with both a global and regional perspective.

All you need to do is subscribe to the public “dnssec-maps” mailing list and each Monday you will receive a message containing:

  • Maps showing the current state of DNSSEC deployment among country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs):
    • A global view of ccTLD DNSSEC status
    • Regional views for Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America
  • Maps showing the past state of DNSSEC deployment one year prior to the date
  • Maps showing the predicted future state of DNSSEC deployment one year ahead based on information provided from various sources.
  • Comma-separate-value (CSV) files containing the DNSSEC status of all the ccTLDs and the “generic top-level-domains (gTLDs)”, including all the “newgTLDs” (which are all required to be DNSSEC-signed when they launch).

You are free to use these images for presentations, articles, reports, etc., subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. (Rough translation: you need to credit us and you can’t sell the maps.)

As noted on our “DNSSEC Deployment Maps” page, these maps are a bit different than many of the other sources of DNSSEC statistics in that they are based on both factual observed data (ex. is there a DS record in the root zone?) and also information gathered from various other sources such as industry presentations, news articles, DNSSEC-related mailing lists and other venues.  The intent is to provide the best possible view of DNSSEC deployment both now and in the future.

The database behind these maps and the software to produce them was developed and operated by Steve Crocker’s Shinkuro, Inc.  The responsibility and ownership of the maps was recently transferred to the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme as part of our ongoing working relationship with Shinkuro and Parsons Technology to accelerate DNSSEC deployment.  We are definitely grateful to Shinkuro for all the great work they put into this extremely useful project and for their assistance in the transfer of operations.

We hope you find the public availability of these maps to be useful and encourage you to join the mailing list.  Please do send along any and all feedback, particularly if you see any errors in the current maps.  We also welcome your ideas and interest in enhancements we could potentially make.  For instance, we’re thinking about how we might be able to visualize the DNSSEC status of all the generic TLDs that are not tied to a country and cannot therefore be placed on a map.  Ideas and suggestions are always welcome, either as comments to this blog post or as email or messages to us. Thanks for your interest in DNSSEC!

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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