Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Security, Stability and Resiliency of the DNS

Objectives of the review Security, Stability and Resiliency of the DNS:

ICANN has developed a plan to enhance the operational stability, reliability, resiliency, security, and global interoperability of the DNS, which will be regularly updated by ICANN to reflect emerging threats to the DNS.

Particular attention will be paid to:

  1. security, stability and resiliency matters, both physical and network, relating to the secure and stable coordination of the Internet DNS;
  2. ensuring appropriate contingency planning; and
  3. maintaining clear processes.

Each of the reviews conducted under this section will assess the extent to which ICANN has successfully implemented the security plan, the effectiveness of the plan to deal with actual and potential challenges and threats, and the extent to which the security plan is sufficiently robust to meet future challenges and threats to the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet DNS, consistent with ICANN's limited technical mission.'

Timeline of review

  • The first review shall commence one year from the effective date of the Affirmation of Commitments (i.e. 1 October 2010)
  • Further reviews to be conducted no less frequently than every three years.

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