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ICANN's FY 14 Security, Stability and Resiliency Framework

Comment / Reply Periods (*)
Comment Open Date: 
6 March 2013
Comment Close Date: 
20 April 2013 - 23:59 UTC
Reply Open Date: 
21 April 2013
Reply Close Date: 
20 May 2013 - 23:59 UTC
Important Information Links
Brief Overview
Originating Organization: 
ICANN Security
Categories/Tags: 
  • Security/Stability
Purpose (Brief): 
ICANN is publishing its FY 14 Security, Stability and Resiliency Framework for community review. The Framework is an annual document, referenced in the Affirmation of Commitments. The Framework describes ICANN's role in the ecosystem and priorities for the next fiscal year in promoting a healthy, stable and resilient unique identifier system.
Current Status: 
This Framework is being posted now for discussion at the ICANN Beijing meeting and as part of ICANN's annual process for a security, stability and resiliency framework.
Next Steps: 
Comments will be incorporated in a final Framework and will influence the FY14 budget and operating plan process.
Staff Contact: 
Patrick Jones
Detailed Information
Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose: 

ICANN is publishing its FY 14 Security, Stability and Resiliency Framework for community review. The Framework is an annual document, referenced in the Affirmation of Commitments. The Framework describes ICANN's role in the ecosystem and priorities for the next fiscal year in promoting a healthy, stable and resilient unique identifier system.

New for FY 14 is the adoption of the SSR Review Team Final Report and recommendations by the ICANN Board of Directors in October 2012, and reactions to developments in the Internet ecosystem since the previous Framework was published in June 2012. Projected activities will support a healthy ecosystem, to provide a foundation for a more stable, reliable and resilient Internet for the global community.

The FY 14 Framework retains the two-part structure from past versions, but is being published in a Word format for ease of translation in advance of the ICANN Beijing meeting.

Part A describes the foundation for ICANN's role, its role and remit in security, stability and resiliency of the Internet's unique identifiers, definitions for the Framework and an overview of the Internet ecosystem and the challenges in the environment.

Part B describes the Affirmation of Commitments review and priorities for ICANN in security, stability and resiliency for the fiscal year commencing in July 2013. This section also includes a new and evolving visualization of ICANN Security graphic and an overview of international SSR developments in the ecosystem during FY 13.

Appendix A provides an update on implementation of the 28 SSR Review Team Recommendations, while Appendix B provides a status review of FY 13's activities.

Comments on the FY 14 Security, Stability and Resiliency Framework are encouraged and may be sent to comments-ssr-fy14-06mar13@icann.org and viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-ssr-fy14-06mar13/ through 20 April 2013 (with a reply comment period open from 20 April to 20 May 2013, 23:59 UTC).

Further community consultations will occur at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Beijing and between March and May 2013.

Section II: Background: 

PDF of FY 14 SSR Framework [PDF, 5.93 MB]

Section III: Document and Resource Links: 

Learn more about the SSR Framework

Previous versions of ICANN's Security, Stability and Resiliency Framework may be found on the ICANN Security team page.

Section IV: Additional Information: 
None

(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.

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