Deploy360 19 March 2014

3 DNSSEC Sessions At ICANN 49 Next Week In Singapore

By Dan YorkDirector, Internet Technology

ICANN 49 SingaporeNext week we’ll be at ICANN 49 in Singapore for several excellent DNSSEC-related sessions, two of which will also be streamed live for those who want to watch remotely.

DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide

First up on Monday, March 24, 2014, in the late afternoon from 17:00 – 18:30 Singapore time will be the DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide session where we start at the very basic level of why should anyone care about DNSSEC and get into what kind of problem we are trying to solve.  This session includes a skit (seriously!) where we act out DNS and DNSSEC transactions.  We even have some newer props this time around… so it will be a bit of fun and our feedback has been that this helps people greatly in understanding what DNSSEC is all about.

You can listen remotely via an audio stream or listen and view the slides via a a virtual meeting room.  Details are on the program page.

DNSSEC Workshop

The BIG event of the week is the DNSSEC Workshop on Wednesday, March 26, where we meet from 8:30 – 14:45 Singapore time for this detailed session diving into many different aspects of DNSSEC.  I’m on the Program Committee for the workshop and I can tell you that there will be some excellent presentations at this session.  The slides and full agenda will be available soon, but the major areas of discussion will include:

  • Introduction and DNSSEC Deployment Around the World
  • DNSSEC Activities in the Asia Pacific region
  • Guidance for Registrars in Supporting DNSSEC
  • The Operational Realities of Running DNSSEC
  • Preparing for Root Key Rollover
  • Implementing DNSSEC Validation At Internet Service Providers (ISPs) DANE and DNSSEC Applications

[UPDATE: The slides and full agenda are now available.]

The workshop continues to attract some of the best technical people involved with DNSSEC and the conversations and discussions that happen there provide outstanding value to those interested in these topics.  If you’re interested in DNSSEC and how it can make the Internet more secure, I highly recommend you tuning in!

You can listen remotely via an audio stream or listen and view the slides via a a virtual meeting room.  Details are on the program page.

DNSSEC Implementers Gathering

Finally, Wednesday evening from 19:30-21:30 (or later) some of us will join in an “informal gathering of DNSSEC implementers” at a nearby restaurant/bar. This is a time to share experiences, exchange information and just generally interact with other people involved with deploying DNSSEC.  As ICANN’s Julie Hedlund wrote in a note to various email lists:

This is a unique opportunity to meet with and talk to key implementers, such as CNNIC, JPRS, NZNIC, CIRA, CZNIC, Nominet UK, SIDN, and others. We do ask that in order to participate you should come prepared to say a few words about your experiences.

It’s been a fun time at past events and generated both good conversations and connections for future work activities after the meetings are over.

It should perhaps be obvious but this event will NOT be available for remote participation.  If you will be in Singapore, though, and are interested in interacting with others who are deploying DNSSEC, you are welcome to join us.  As Julie requests, please RSVP by close of business on this Friday, March 21, 2014.

Say Hello!

I will be there in Singapore as will Chris Grundemann from our team.  Please do say hello – you can find me at any of these events and also around other areas of ICANN. You can also email us at [email protected] if you’d like to meet with us.  You can also contact us via Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

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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