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ICANN Seeks Input: Draft Report of the Root Zone DNSSEC Algorithm Rollover Study

19 October 2023

Today, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened a new Public Comment proceeding.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) convened a team in January 2022 to study the requirements for changing the cryptographic algorithm used for signing the DNS root zone. The resulting framework is intended to ensure that ICANN, the ICANN community, and ICANN's global partners are technically and operationally prepared for a future change in the root zone's signing algorithm. This proceeding seeks input on the draft report and recommendations of the design team to inform their final report.

For more information and to participate in this proceeding, please visit this webpage.

Submissions Opening Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023

Submissions Closing Date: Monday, 4 December 2023


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