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Community-developed Framework for Registry Operator's Response to Security Threats Now Available

20 October 2017

LOS ANGELES – 20 October 2017 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers today announced a voluntary Framework for Registry Operator's Response to Security Threats (Framework). The Framework provides guidance to registry operators to respond to security threats.

The Security Framework Drafting Team, consisting of representatives from registries, registrars, and the Public Safety Working Group of the GAC collaborated with the ICANN organization over the past two years to produce the Framework. The Framework was published for public comment and is supported by the Registry Stakeholder Group, Registrar Stakeholder Group and the Public Safety Working Group and the GAC. Additional information is available at the SFDT community wiki workspace.

About the Framework

The Security Framework provides the following type of information:

  • Scope of the voluntary framework
  • Categories of actions by registries in response to security threats
  • Types of reports from security authorities and sources
  • Recommended and expected response timeline

For more information, send an email to globalsupport@icann.org with "Security Framework" in the subject line.

About ICANN

ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.