[ksk-rollover] Rollover 2.0?

James Mitchell james.mitchell at iana.org
Mon Mar 14 20:22:43 UTC 2022

Hi Shane,

Thanks for the question.

We were starting our planning for the next KSK rollover in 2020 when the pandemic forced us to alter our plans. We have hit pause on anything beyond essential activities during key ceremonies until we can reliably resume travel and have our typical gatherings in the KSK facilities. The minimum ceremonies held over the past 2 years have been activities that cannot wait such as quarterly ZSK signing. We consider for KSK generation it is more critical to have in-person observation. We’d also like to undertake activities like refreshing the RKSH credentials as part of these deferred processes too.

As of today, ICANN is disallowing travel and arranging community meetings apart from some very narrow exceptions. If current trends continue, I am hopeful that will be relaxed soon and we can start considering a return to normal operations for KSK ceremonies. Another key consideration will also be both the ability and willingness of other participants to travel - even when ICANN updates its corporate policy we will need a quorum of third-party participants (TCRs, staff, auditors, etc.) to be present as well.

Hope this helps clarify our current thinking, let us know if you have any thoughts.


On 3/11/22, 3:17 PM, "ksk-rollover on behalf of Shane Kerr via ksk-rollover" <ksk-rollover-bounces at icann.org on behalf of ksk-rollover at icann.org> wrote:


    It's been 3.5 years since the root KSK roll (2018-10-11). Since the idea 
    was to roll it every 5 years, I guess that preparation for the next roll 
    should be starting right? What's the status of that?



More information about the ksk-rollover mailing list