[bc-gnso] ICANN News Alert -- Plan for Enhanced Internet Security, Stability and Resiliency

BC Secretariat secretariat at bizconst.org
Fri May 22 05:00:48 UTC 2009

News Alert

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 
Extensions (DNSSec)
Ensure the maturation of the gTLD registry continuity plan and test the data 
escrow system
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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