Security, Stability, and Resiliency of the DNS – SSR Review
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Objectives of the SSR Review
ICANN has developed a plan to enhance the operational stability, reliability, resiliency, security, and global interoperability of the DNS, which will be regularly updated by ICANN to reflect emerging threats to the DNS.
Particular attention will be paid to:
- security, stability and resiliency matters, both physical and network, relating to the secure and stable coordination of the Internet DNS;
- ensuring appropriate contingency planning; and
- maintaining clear processes.
Timeline of Review
- The first review shall commence one year from the effective date of the Affirmation of Commitments (i.e. 1 October 2010)
- Further reviews to be conducted no less frequently than every three years.
One SSR Review has been completed to date, to assess the extent to which "ICANN has successfully implemented its security plan, the effectiveness of the plan to deal with actual and potential challenges and threats, and the extent to which the security plan is sufficiently robust to meet future challenges and threats to the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet DNS, consistent with ICANN's limited technical mission."
|Review||Call for Volunteers||Review Team Announced||Final Report Issued||Board Action||Details|
|SSR||1 Jun 2010||30 Sep 2010||20 Jun 2012||18 Oct 2012|
30 June 2016 - original announcement
12 August 2016 - extension
Watch a brief video by David Conrad, ICANN's CTO, as he discusses the 2nd Security, Stability and Resiliency of the DNS Review Team.
The graphic below illustrates phases and status of each review - a indicates that all activities within a given phase have been completed. The chart that follows the graphic provides further details of key activities and milestones within each phase – you can view these details by clicking on each of the phases in the graphic. The table also contains links to relevant documents.
|Assemble Review Team||Call for Volunteers||Public announcement inviting volunteers to submit application||30 Jun 2016|
|Call for Volunteers Extension||Application Extended for the Second Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR-2) Review Team||12 Aug 2016|
|Plan Review||Various||Review team activities and detailed information available on the community wiki||30 Jun 2016|
|Assemble Review Team||Call for volunteers||Public announcement inviting volunteers to submit application||1 Jun 2010|
|Appointment of review team members||Appointment of review team members||30 Sep 2010|
|Applications received||Applications received for SSR||12 Sep 2010|
|SO/AC Requirements||SO/AC Requirements for Review Team Volunteers||1 Jun 2010|
|Plan Review||Call for Public Comments||Questions and request for input from the community based on the SSR-RT||21 Feb 2011|
|Terms of Reference||Document outlining the scope of work adopted by the review team||23 Jun 2011|
|Various||Review team activities and detailed information available on the community wiki||20 Oct 2015|
|Conduct Review||RFP for independent experts||Call for Independent Experts||26 Jul 2010|
|Draft Report||Draft report posted for public comment||12 Mar 2012|
|Draft Statement||Draft statement posted for public comment on the Review Team’s draft Recommendations #1 and #3||17 May 2012|
|Final Report||Final report submitted to ICANN Board||20 Jun 2012|
|Public comment on Final Report||Final report posted for public comment||21 Jun 2012|
|Applications received||Applications received for independent expert on SSR||6 Sep 2010|
|Board Action||Board receipt of the Final Report||Board action and resolution||13 Sep 2012|
|Board action on review team recommendations||Board action and resolution||18 Oct 2012|
|Plan Implementation||Plan implementation||Plan implementation||19 Oct 2012|
|Implement Improvements||Details of implementation and periodic updates||Information available on the ICANN website||31 Dec 2015|
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