[bc-gnso] ICANN News Alert -- Plan for Enhanced Internet Security, Stability and Resiliency
secretariat at bizconst.org
Fri May 22 05:00:48 UTC 2009
Plan for Enhanced Internet Security, Stability and Resiliency
21 May 2009
ICANN has developed a plan to enhance the security, stability and resiliency
of the Internet's naming and addressing systems as called for in its
Strategic Plan and in accordance within its bylaws.
The plan notes how the Internet has thrived by engaging many stakeholders
who collaborate to foster communication, creativity and commerce in a global
commons. The interoperability of the global commons depends on the operation
and coordination of the Internet's unique identifier systems. ICANN and the
operators of these systems acknowledge that maintaining and enhancing the
security, stability and resiliency of these systems is a core element of
their collaborative relationship. The plan notes the growing risks to the
security, stability and resiliency of the unique identifier systems and the
need to collaboratively address these risks.
The plan delineates ICANN's specific programs that will address security,
stability and resiliency. It also details planned activities that will
enhance its contributions through the next operational year. This first
version of the plan is intended as a foundation for ICANN and its community
to establish a framework for organizing its security, stability and
resiliency efforts. The plan does not envision major new roles or programs
for ICANN in this area.
The programs and initiatives in which ICANN plans to engage during the
2009-2010 operating year include:
Improving root zone management through automation; improve authentication of
communications with TLD managers and support implementation of DNS Security
Ensure the maturation of the gTLD registry continuity plan and test the data
Build on the collaborative efforts of the Internet security community
efforts to effectively respond to malicious abuses of the Domain Name System
This Plan is posted for a 30-day public comment and will also be the subject
of a public comment forum at the Sydney meeting.
The entire ICANN Plan for Enhancing Internet Security, Stability and
Resiliency can be reviewed here [PDF, 1,930K].
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