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ICANN's FY 13 Security, Stability and Resiliency Framework

Comment/Reply Periods (*) Important Information Links
Comment Open: 1 June 2012
Comment Close: 2 July 2012
Close Time (UTC): 23:59 Public Comment Announcement
Reply Open: Cancelled – No Comments To Submit Your Comments (Forum)
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Close Time (UTC):   Report of Public Comments
Brief Overview
Originating Organization: ICANN Security Team
Categories/Tags: Security/Stability
Purpose (Brief): ICANN is publishing its FY 13 Security, Stability & Resiliency Framework for community review. The Framework is an annual document, published in connection with ICANN's fiscal year calendar. The Framework describes ICANN's role in the ecosystem and operational priorities in security, stability and resiliency of the Internet's unique identifiers.
Current Status: Open for public comment
Next Steps: Comments will be collected and incorporated into the FY 13 SSR Framework.
Staff Contact: Patrick Jones Email: patrick.jones@icann.org
Detailed Information
Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose

1 June 2012

ICANN is publishing its FY 13 Security, Stability and Resiliency Framework for community review. The Framework is an annual document, published in connection with ICANN's fiscal year calendar. The Framework describes ICANN's role in the ecosystem and operational priorities in security, stability and resiliency of the Internet's unique identifiers.

Similar to the FY 12 version, the FY 13 SSR Framework has been published in two sections.

  • Part A describes the foundation for ICANN's role in coordinating the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet's unique identifiers, an overview of the Internet ecosystem and ICANN's place in it, and developments in the ecosystem since the publication of the FY 12 Framework.
  • Part B describes the operational priorities for ICANN in SSR for the fiscal year commencing in July 2012, an overview of the ICANN Security team and its core areas and projects for FY 13.

A new section has been added based on feedback received from the Security, Stability and Resiliency Review Team providing a status update on the activities described in the FY 12 SSR Framework published in May 2011.

Comments on the FY 13 Framework are encouraged and may be sent to ssr-fy13@icann.org and viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/ssr-fy13/ through 2 July 2012 23:59 UTC (with a Reply Comment Period open from 3 July to 3 August 2012 23:59 UTC).

Further community consultations will occur at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Prague, Czech Republic in June 2012, and during the month of July.

Section II: Background

FY 13 SSR Framework

Part A – ICANN's Role in SSR and the Internet Ecosystem [PDF, 782 KB]

Part B – FY 13 Module on Operational Priorities and Activities; FY 12 Status Update [PDF, 488 KB]

Translations of the FY 13 SSR Framework will be posted as soon as possible.

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 (https://www.icann.org/en/about/staff/security) or below. This annual document explains the connection between ICANN's role and remit in DNS Security, Stability and Resiliency, ICANN's Strategic and Operational Planning and its related SSR programs and initiatives for each fiscal year.

Section IV: Additional Information
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(*) 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.

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."