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Clave de la firma de la llave (KSK) de la Zona Raíz vs. Huracán Sandy

La ICANN es responsable de la gestión de la clave para la firma de la llave de la Extensión de Seguridad en la Zona Raíz del DNS. Esta responsabilidad comprende el almacenamiento seguro de todo el material criptográfico de la clave en Instalaciones Redundantes de Gestión de Clave (KMFs) en los Estados Unidos; una de ellas se encuentra en Culpeper, Virginia, y la otra en El Segundo, California.

A pesar de los daños y las preocupaciones que ocasiona el Huracán Sandy a medida que avanza hacia el interior del país, a lo largo de la costa este de los Estados Unidos, la ICANN puede confirmar que los materiales de la clave almacenados en Culpeper, Virginia, permanecen a salvo.

Las instalaciones KMF en Culpeper están dentro de las instalaciones del NAP de Terremark en la región capitalina.  La ICANN recibe actualizaciones periódicas de Terremark  y confía en que su Protocolo de Clima Tropical está siendo aplicado correctamente.

La ICANN se mantendrá en contacto con Terremark en los próximos días e informará de inmediato a la comunidad acerca de todo evento significativo en relación con la KSK de la zona raíz.

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    Domain Name System
    Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."