Today, ICANN published "Identifier System Attack Mitigation Methodology" document, authoring of which commenced on 25 August 2016, as part of ICANN's effort to contribute to enhancing the Stability, Security, and Resiliency (SSR) of the Internet's system of unique identifier by working with the Community to identify and increase awareness of related attacks and to promote broader adoption of attack mitigation practices.
View Identifier System Attack Mitigation Methodology [PDF, 876 KB] document.
This effort also addresses Recommendation #12 of the Security, Stability & Resiliency (SSR) Review.
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you have to type an address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to 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 and a community with participants from all over the world. ICANN and its community help keep the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It also promotes competition and develops policy for the top-level of the Internet's naming system and facilitates the use of other unique Internet identifiers. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.