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Domain Name System (DNS) 10 February 2015

ISOC at ICANN52, Wednesday: The DNSSEC Workshop And Other Technology Topics

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Online Content

As happens on every Wednesday of an ICANN week, a major focus today will be the 6+ hour DNSSEC Workshop that will bring together some of the greatest DNS-related technical minds from across the industry for a session focused on how we continue to move DNSSEC forward and make the Internet more secure.  Attendees will learn about the current state of DNSSEC deployment within the region, about new tools and services and will discuss some of the current challenges and work together to discussion potential solutions.  Organized by the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), the DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and our own Deploy360 Programme, the workshop begins at 8:30am Singapore Time and goes all the way through 2:15pm.  You can join in remotely at:

You can also download from that link the many presentations that will be discussed today – and if you can’t watch the event live a recording will be available after the event.  As I discussed last week, the sessions today will include:

  1. Introduction and DNSSEC Deployment Around the World
  2. DNSSEC Deployment in the Asia Region
  3. 10th Anniversary of DNSSEC Workshops
  4. Reverse DNS and DNSSEC in Japan
  5. ccTLD Deployment Experiences
  6. The Operational Realities of Running DNSSEC
  7. When Unexpected DNSSEC Events Occur
  8. DNSSEC and DNS Operators

The regional panel always provides an interesting view into current case studies and several of the other sessions will discuss some new tools and some new ways to use the DANE protocol.  The last panel of the day about DNS Operators should produce some very lively discussion about a challenge that has been identified by CloudFlare and others about how they can automate the large-scale DNSSEC signing of domains.  This should provoke some vigorous discussion as we collectively work to identify a solution.  Along the way we’ll also join in celebrating the 10th anniversary of these DNSSEC Workshops!

After the DNSSEC Workshop is over, I will also be participating with others in a joint meeting of the ICANN Board and the Technical Experts Group (TEG) in a more “forward-looking” session to discuss technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and how that might impact the overall Domain Name System.  You are welcome to follow along at:

On the public policy side, our team members here will be continuing to engage in discussions related to the topics Konstantinos Komaitis wrote about last week.  If you look at the ICANN52 schedule for today you can see that the themes of the IANA transition and accountability continue to be discussed across many different groups.

During the day we will also have a lunch meeting with members of our Advisory Council who are here this week and will engage in a great number of individual meetings.  If you are here in Singapore and want to meet with us, please do find us in one of the sessions – or email me directly at [email protected] and I can connect you with the right person.

P.S. Please also read our posts from Monday and Tuesday, and our other ICANN52 public policy and technology posts, for more information about what we are doing here in Singapore this week.

Photo: a group picture from the Internet Society Members Meeting that occurred on Tuesday evening.

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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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