Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Consultation on Root Zone KSK Rollover

8 March 2013
Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 8 March 2013
Categories/Tags: Security/Stability, Reviews/Improvements
Purpose (Brief):

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions contract (SA1301-­12-­CN-­0035) between ICANN and the United States Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) to perform services related to certain interdependent Internet technical management functions calls for a public consultation from all interested and affected parties to help satisfy the following objective:

C.2.9.2.f Root Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Key Management –The Contractor shall be responsible for the management of the root zone Key Signing Key (KSK), including generation, publication, and use for signing the Root Keyset. As delineated in the Requirements at Appendix 2 entitled Baseline Requirements for DNSSEC in the Authoritative Root Zone  that is incorporated by reference herein as if fully set forth. The Contractor shall work collaboratively with NTIA and the Root Zone Maintainer, in the performance of this function.

More specifically, this consultation involves "Appendix 2: Baseline Requirements for DNSSEC in the Authoritative Root Zone," that articulates the contract requirement to perform a scheduled root zone KSK rollover.

The consultation is being conducted using the ICANN Public Comment Process, consistent with the contract requirements. The feedback received during this consultation will inform the Root Zone Management Partners on the subject of KSK rollover, so that a schedule and a detailed implementation plan for KSK rollovers can be established.

Public Comment Box Link: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/root-zone-consultation-08mar13-en.htm

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