[gtld-tech] Fwd: Call for Trusted Community Representatives

Francisco Arias francisco.arias at icann.org
Mon May 22 16:22:48 UTC 2017


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From: Kim Davies <kim.davies at iana.org<mailto:kim.davies at iana.org>>
Date: Thu, May 18, 2017 at 2:36 PM
Subject: Call for Trusted Community Representatives
To: root-dnssec-announce at icann.org<mailto:root-dnssec-announce at icann.org>

We are seeking interested individuals who wish to act as Trusted
Community Representatives (TCRs). These individuals play an important
role in managing the Root Zone Key Signing Key (KSK), the trust anchor
for the global Domain Name System (DNS). By inviting recognized
members of the DNS technical community to be part of the Root Zone
KSK operations, the ICANN organization seeks to improve transparency
and confidence in the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
security mechanism among the wider Internet community.

About the TCR Role

TCRs serve as one of the multi-layered safeguards that protect the key
material used to secure the DNS Root Zone.

There are two primary types of TCRs: cryptographic officers, who are
actively involved in Root Zone KSK ceremonies conducted throughout the
year; and recovery key share holders, who are involved in our disaster
recovery planning. The cryptographic officers make a commitment to
travel to a least one Root Zone KSK ceremony per year.

All TCRs maintain custody of essential pieces required for the
successful operation of the Root Zone KSK. To guard against unauthorized
access, management of the KSK is spread across multiple individuals who
must come together to operate the key.

TCRs are ambassadors on behalf of the broader technical and operational
communities. To support trust in the system, TCRs report back to the
community that the Root Zone KSK is being managed in an appropriate and
trustworthy way.

All TCRs need to maintain a state of readiness should there be an
unforeseen need to hold a ceremony at short notice.

Travel support is provided to TCRs who need to attend ceremonies. This
support includes arranging and paying for airfare and accommodation, and
providing a stipend for incidental costs.

More Information

Those who are interested in applying to be a TCR are invited to review
detailed materials posted on the IANA website, which includes the
process to submit a statement of interest. Statements of interest will
be collected and assessed to fill current vacancies, and in the event of
new vacancies.

Visit here: https://iana.org/tcr

Kim Davies
Director, Technical Services

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