Attending ICANN 52 In Singapore? Why Not Speak About DNSSEC or DANE?

ICANN 52 LogoTime is running out!  We have already received several excellent proposals for the ICANN 52 DNSSEC Workshop to be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at  ICANN 52 in Singapore  and only have room for a few more presentations!  If you work with DNSSEC or DANE and will be at ICANN 52, we would encourage you to submit a proposal for consideration for the 6+ hour DNSSEC Workshop to be held on the Wednesday of the ICANN week.

All you need to do right now is send a short (1-2 sentences) proposal to dnssec-singapore@isoc.org expressing your interest and saying what you would like to talk about.

We published the full Call for Participation here that gives many suggestions for the type of topics we’d like to include.  Looking at the agenda for the recent ICANN 51 DNSSEC Workshop in L.A. may also help give you ideas.

Please let us know soon if you are interested in being considered for the program!

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Call For Participation For ICANN 52 DNSSEC Workshop In Singapore

ICANN 52 LogoIf you will be attending ICANN 52 in Singapore in February 2015 and work with DNSSEC or DANE , we are seeking speakers for the ICANN 52 DNSSEC Workshop to be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

The full Call for Participation is included below, but the key point is – we are looking for proposals from people who want to talk about interesting, innovative and new ways they are using DNSSEC or DANE … new tools… new services… new research … new case studies… demos of new tools/services…  basically any new information that can help people understand better the value of DNSSEC and DANE and also the ways in which it can be more easily implemented and used.

Speaking at an ICANN DNSSEC Workshop is a great way to get your ideas and information out to members of the DNSSEC technical community – and the sessions are also archived and viewed by people long after the event is over.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-singapore@isoc.org by Wednesday, 03 December 2014.

[UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, December 10, 2014.]


Call for Participation — ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN 52 in Singapore

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), are planning a DNSSEC Workshop at the ICANN 52 meeting on 11 February 2015 in Singapore. The DNSSEC Workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings for several years and has provided a forum for both experienced and new people to meet, present and discuss current and future DNSSEC deployments. For reference, the most recent session was held at the ICANN meeting in Los Angeles on 15 October 2014. The presentations and transcripts are available at: http://la51.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-dnssec.

We are seeking presentations on the following topics:

1. DNSSEC activities in Asia

For this panel we are seeking participation from those who have been involved in DNSSEC deployment in Asia and also from those who have not deployed DNSSEC but who have a keen interest in the challenges and benefits of deployment. In particular, we will consider the following questions: What can DNSSEC do for you? What doesn’t it do? What are the internal tradeoffs to implementing DNSSEC? What did you learn in your deployment of DNSSEC? We are interested in presentations from both people involved with the signing of domains and people involved with the deployment of DNSSEC-validating DNS resolvers.

2. Potential impacts of Root Key Rollover

Given many concerns about the need to do a Root Key Rollover, we would like to bring together a panel of people who can talk about what the potential impacts may be to ISPs, equipment providers and end users, and also what can be done to potentially mitigate those issues. In particular, we are seeking participation from vendors, ISPs, and the community that will be affected by distribution of new root keys. We would like to be able to offer suggestions out of this panel to the wider technical community. If you have a specific concern about the Root Key Rollover, or believe you have a method or solution to help address impacts, we would like to hear from you.

3. New gTLD registries and administrators implementing DNSSEC

With the launch of the new gTLDs, we are interested in hearing from registries and operators of new gTLDs about what systems and processes they have implemented to support DNSSEC. As more gTLDs are launched, is there DNSSEC-related information that can be shared to help those launches go easier?

4. Guidance for Registrars in supporting DNSSEC

The 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) for registrars and resellers requires them to support DNSSEC from January 1, 2014. We are seeking presentations discussing:
* What are the specific technical requirements of the RAA and how can registrars meet those requirements?
* What tools and systems are available for registrars that include DNSSEC support?
* What information do registrars need to provide to resellers and ultimately customers?

We are particularly interested in hearing from registrars who have signed the 2013 RAA and have either already implemented DNSSEC support or have a plan for doing so.

5. APIs between the Registrars and DNS hosting operators

One specific area that has been identified as needing focus is the communication between registrars and DNS hosting operators, specifically when these functions are provided by different entities. Currently, the communication, such as the transfer of a DS record, often occurs by way of the domain name holder copying and pasting information from one web interface to another. How can this be automated? We would welcome presentations by either registrars or DNS hosting operators who have implemented APIs for the communication of DNSSEC information, or from people with ideas around how such APIs could be constructed.

6. Implementing DNSSEC validation at Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) play a critical role by enabling DNSSEC validation for the caching DNS resolvers used by their customers. We have now seen massive rollouts of DNSSEC validation within large North American ISPs and at ISPs around the world. We are interested in presentations on topics such as:
* What does an ISP need to do to prepare its network for implementing DNSSEC validation?
* How does an ISP need to prepare its support staff and technical staff for the rollout of DNSSEC validation?
* What measurements are available about the degree of DNSSEC validation currently deployed?
* What tools are available to help an ISP deploy DNSSEC validation?
* What are the practical server-sizing impacts of enabling DNSSEC validation on ISP DNS Resolvers (ex. cost, memory, CPU, bandwidth, technical support, etc.)?

7. The operational realities of running DNSSEC

Now that DNSSEC has become an operational norm for many registries, registrars, and ISPs, what have we learned about how we manage DNSSEC? What is the best practice around key rollovers? How often do you review your disaster recovery procedures? Is there operational familiarity within your customer support teams? What operational statistics have we gathered about DNSSEC? Are there experiences being documented in the form of best practices, or something similar, for transfer of signed zones?

8. DNSSEC automation

For DNSSEC to reach massive deployment levels it is clear that a higher level of automation is required than is currently available. Topics for which we would like to see presentations include:
* What tools, systems and services are available to help automate DNSSEC key management?
* Can you provide an analysis of current tools/services and identify gaps?
* Where are the best opportunities for automation within DNSSEC signing and validation processes?
* What are the costs and benefits of different approaches to automation?

9. When unexpected DNSSEC events occur

What have we learned from some of the operational outages that we have seen over the past 18 months? Are there lessons that we can pass on to those just about to implement DNSSEC? How do you manage dissemination of information about the outage? What have you learned about communications planning? Do you have a route to ISPs and registrars? How do you liaise with your CERT community?

10. DANE and DNSSEC applications

There is strong interest for DANE usage within web transactions as well as for securing email and Voice-over-IP (VoIP). We are seeking presentations on topics such as:
* What are some of the new and innovative uses of DANE and other DNSSEC applications in new areas or industries?
* What tools and services are now available that can support DANE usage?
* How soon could DANE and other DNSSEC applications become a deployable reality?
* How can the industry use DANE and other DNSSEC applications as a mechanism for creating a more secure Internet?

We would be particularly interested in any live demonstrations of DNSSEC / DANE applications and services. For example, a demonstration of the actual process of setting up a site with a certificate stored in a TLSA record that correctly validates would be welcome. Demonstrations of new tools that make the setup of DNSSEC or DANE more automated would also be welcome.

11. DANE / DNSSEC as a way to secure email

The DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) protocol is an exciting development where DNSSEC can be used to provide a strong additional trust layer for traditional SSL/TLS certificates. We are both pleased and intrigued by the growing usage of DANE and DNSSEC as a means of providing added security for email. Multiple email servers have added support for DANE records to secure TLS/SSL connections. Some email providers are marketing DNSSEC/DANE support. We would like to have a panel at ICANN 51 focusing on this particular usage of DANE. Are you a developer of an email server or client supporting DANE? Do you provide DANE / DNSSEC support in your email service? Can you provide a brief case study of what you have done to implement DANE / DNSSEC? Can you talk about any lessons you learned in the process?

12. DNSSEC and DANE in the enterprise

Enterprises can play a critical role in both providing DNSSEC validation to their internal networks and also through signing of the domains owned by the enterprise. We are seeking presentations from enterprises that have implemented DNSSEC on validation and/or signing processes and can address questions such as:
* What are the benefits to enterprises of rolling out DNSSEC validation? And how do they do so?
* What are the challenges to deployment for these organizations and how could DANE and other DNSSEC applications address those challenges?
* How should an enterprise best prepare its IT staff and network to implement DNSSEC?
* What tools and systems are available to assist enterprises in the deployment of DNSSEC?
* How can the DANE protocol be used within an enterprise to bring a higher level of security to transactions using SSL/TLS certificates?

13. Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) use cases and innovation

We are interested in demonstrations of HSMs, presentations of HSM-related innovations and real world use cases of HSMs and key management.

In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-singapore@isoc.org by **Wednesday, 03 December 2014**

We hope that you can join us.

Thank you,

Julie Hedlund

On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:
Mark Elkins, DNS/ZACR
Cath Goulding, Nominet UK
Jean Robert Hountomey, AfricaCERT
Jacques Latour, .CA
Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC
Luciano Minuchin, NIC.AR
Russ Mundy, Parsons
Ondřej Surý, CZ.NIC
Yoshiro Yoneya, JPRS
Dan York, Internet Society

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Join The Monthly “DNSSEC Coordination” Calls To Help Advance DNSSEC

If you are interested in helping advance the deployment of DNSSEC, there are a group of us that gather in a conference call on the first Thursday of each month to exchange information, share ideas and develop plans to accelerate more usage and deployment of DNSSEC.  This is a group focused more on the advocacy and promotion of DNSSEC and DANE, rather than focused on technical deployment issues. (There are other email lists and groups for that.)  It is not a formal group but just a group of people interested in coordinating our activities so that we can we can learn from each other and work together to make thing happen quicker.

These “DNSSEC coordination” calls are hosted by the Internet Society and open to anyone interested in helping.  Please simply join the “dnssec-coord” mailing list to be connected to others and learn about the upcoming calls and events.

P.S. While you are at it, you may want to join in to some of the other lists and forums that make up the “DNSSEC community”.

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DNSSEC Deployment Maps Updated Today (2 Sep 2014) With Latest New GTLDs

As part of our ongoing publishing of DNSSEC deployment maps showing visually the DNSSEC status of country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs), we also publish a comma-separated value (CSV) file that contains the DNSSEC status of all the generic top-level domains (gTLDs), including all the “new gTLDs” that have been published as part of ICANN’s program.  We do not yet have any visual display of the generic TLDs, although that is something we would like to eventually include in the distribution.  For the moment they are just listed in a CSV file – and primarily what we are listing is that they have a DS record in the root zone of DNS.

The latest maps and CSV files as of today, September 2, 2014, can now be found online.  These maps and CSV files are published every Monday morning with whatever updates have been made to the database.  If you would like to receive the maps and CSV files, please subscribe to the dnssec-maps mailing list. The list is “announce-only”, i.e. it is not a discussion list, and so you will only receive the weekly map updates and very occasional administrative updates.  You can visit the list archives to see the type of messages sent to the list.

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Administrative Update: Web site migration completed, mailing list still to do

As we mentioned previously, the DNSSEC Deployment Initiative website and mailing list are in the process of being moved to hardware running on the Internet Society’s infrastructure.  The migration of the web site has now been completed.  To be sure you are seeing the new site, you should now see a “Deploy360″  logo in the right navigation bar.  If you don’t, you are still seeing the old site, but should see the new site soon.

You can also now comment without logging into the site.  We’ll be making a number of other smaller back-end changes to the site… but you shouldn’t notice any of those.

If you do see anything strange happening with the website, please email me at york@isoc.org.

The dnssec-deployment@dnssec-deployment.org mailing list still needs to be moved to ISOC’s infrastructure.  That change will be happening sometime in the next few weeks.

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Call for Participation: DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN 51 on 15 Oct 2014

ICANN 51 logoThe call for participation is now out for the DNSSEC Workshop to be held on  October 15, 2014, at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles.

If you have any ideas, or would like to ask questions about what is involved with the workshop, please email us at dnssec-losangeles@isoc.org.  Initially, we don’t need a full abstract – just a couple of sentences about what you would like to speak about is perfectly fine.  We are asking that all proposals be sent to us by no later than Friday, August 13, 2014 (but sooner is better as we expect this program to be quite full and we may not be able to accommodate all proposals).


Call for Participation — ICANN DNSSEC Workshop 15 October 2014

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), are planning a DNSSEC Workshop at the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles, California, on 15 October 2014. The DNSSEC Workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings for several years and has provided a forum for both experienced and new people to meet, present and discuss current and future DNSSEC deployments.

For reference, the most recent session was held at the ICANN meeting in London on 25 June 2014. The presentations and transcripts are available at: http://london50.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-dnssec.

We are seeking presentations on the following topics;

1. DNSSEC activities in the North America region

For this panel we are seeking participation from those who have been involved in DNSSEC deployment in the North America region and also from those who have not deployed DNSSEC but who have a keen interest in the challenges and benefits of deployment. In particular, we will consider the following questions:

  • What can DNSSEC do for you?
  • What doesn’t it do?
  • What are the internal tradeoffs to implementing DNSSEC?
  • What did you learn in your deployment of DNSSEC?

We are interested in presentations from both people involved with the signing of domains and people involved with the deployment of DNSSEC-validating DNS resolvers.

2. DANE / DNSSEC as a way to secure email

The DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) protocol is an exciting development where DNSSEC can be used to provide a strong additional trust layer for traditional SSL/TLS certificates. We are both pleased and intrigued by the growing usage of DANE and DNSSEC as a means of providing added security for email. Multiple email servers have added support for DANE records to secure TLS/SSL connections. Some email providers are marketing DNSSEC/DANE support. We would like to have a panel at ICANN 51 focusing on this particular usage of DANE. Are you a developer of an email server or client supporting DANE? Do you provide DANE / DNSSEC support in your email service? Can you provide a brief case study of what you have done to implement DANE / DNSSEC? Can you talk about any lessons you learned in the process?

3. Potential impacts of Root Key Rollover

Given many concerns about the need to do a Root Key Rollover, we would like to bring together a panel of people who can talk about what the potential impacts may be to ISPs, equipment providers and end users, and also what can be done to potentially mitigate those issues. In particular, we are seeking participation from vendors, ISPs, and the community that will be affected by distribution of new root keys. We would like to be able to offer suggestions out of this panel to the wider technical community. If you have a specific concern about the Root Key Rollover, or believe you have a method or solution to help address impacts, we would like to hear from you.

4. New gTLD registries and administrators implementing DNSSEC

With the launch of the new gTLDs, we are interested in hearing from registries and operators of new gTLDs about what systems and processes they have implemented to support DNSSEC. As more gTLDs are launched, is there DNSSEC-related information that can be shared to help those launches go easier?

5. The operational realities of running DNSSEC

Now that DNSSEC has become an operational norm for many registries, registrars, and ISPs, what have we learned about how we manage DNSSEC?

  • What is the best practice around key rollovers?
  • How often do you review your disaster recovery procedures?
  • Is there operational familiarity within your customer support teams?
  • What operational statistics have we gathered about DNSSEC?
  • Are there experiences being documented in the form of best practices, or something similar, for transfer of signed zones?

6. DNSSEC automation

For DNSSEC to reach massive deployment levels it is clear that a higher level of automation is required than is currently available. Topics for which we would like to see presentations include:

  • What tools, systems and services are available to help automate DNSSEC key management?
  • Can you provide an analysis of current tools/services and identify gaps?
  • Where are the best opportunities for automation within DNSSEC signing and validation processes?
  • What are the costs and benefits of different approaches to automation?

7. When unexpected DNSSEC events occur

What have we learned from some of the operational outages that we have seen over the past 18 months? Are there lessons that we can pass on to those just about to implement DNSSEC? How do you manage dissemination of information about the outage? What have you learned about communications planning? Do you have a route to ISPs and registrars? How do you liaise with your CERT community?

8. DANE and DNSSEC applications

There is strong interest for DANE usage within web transactions as well as for securing email and Voice-over-IP (VoIP). We are seeking presentations on topics such as:

  • What are some of the new and innovative uses of DANE and other DNSSEC applications in new areas or industries?
  • What tools and services are now available that can support DANE usage?
  • How soon could DANE and other DNSSEC applications become a deployable reality?
  • How can the industry use DANE and other DNSSEC applications as a mechanism for creating a more secure Internet?

We would be particularly interested in any live demonstrations of DNSSEC / DANE applications and services. For example, a demonstration of the actual process of setting up a site with a certificate stored in a TLSA record that correctly validates would be welcome. Demonstrations of new tools that make the setup of DNSSEC or DANE more automated would also be welcome.

9. DNSSEC and DANE in the enterprise

Enterprises can play a critical role in both providing DNSSEC validation to their internal networks and also through signing of the domains owned by the enterprise. We are seeking presentations from enterprises that have implemented DNSSEC on validation and/or signing processes and can address questions such as:

  • What are the benefits to enterprises of rolling out DNSSEC validation? And how do they do so?
  • What are the challenges to deployment for these organizations and how could DANE and other DNSSEC applications address those challenges?
  • How should an enterprise best prepare its IT staff and network to implement DNSSEC?
  • What tools and systems are available to assist enterprises in the deployment of DNSSEC?
  • How can the DANE protocol be used within an enterprise to bring a higher level of security to transactions using SSL/TLS certificates?

10. Guidance for Registrars in supporting DNSSEC

The 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) for registrars and resellers requires them to support DNSSEC from January 1, 2014. We are seeking presentations discussing:

  • What are the specific technical requirements of the RAA and how can registrars meet those requirements?
  • What tools and systems are available for registrars that include DNSSEC support?
  • What information do registrars need to provide to resellers and ultimately customers?

We are particularly interested in hearing from registrars who have signed the 2013 RAA and have either already implemented DNSSEC support or have a plan for doing so.

11. Implementing DNSSEC validation at Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) play a critical role by enabling DNSSEC validation for the caching DNS resolvers used by their customers. We have now seen massive rollouts of DNSSEC validation within large North American ISPs and at ISPs around the world. We are interested in presentations on topics such as:

  • What does an ISP need to do to prepare its network for implementing DNSSEC validation?
  • How does an ISP need to prepare its support staff and technical staff for the rollout of DNSSEC validation?
  • What measurements are available about the degree of DNSSEC validation currently deployed?
  • What tools are available to help an ISP deploy DNSSEC validation?
  • What are the practical server-sizing impacts of enabling DNSSEC validation on ISP DNS Resolvers (ex. cost, memory, CPU, bandwidth, technical support, etc.)?

12. APIs between the Registrars and DNS hosting operators

One specific area that has been identified as needing focus is the communication between registrars and DNS hosting operators, specifically when these functions are provided by different entities. Currently, the communication, such as the transfer of a DS record, often occurs by way of the domain name holder copying and pasting information from one web interface to another. How can this be automated? We would welcome presentations by either registrars or DNS hosting operators who have implemented APIs for the communication of DNSSEC information, or from people with ideas around how such APIs could be constructed.

13. Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) use cases and innovation

We are interested in demonstrations of HSMs, presentations of HSM-related innovations and real world use cases of HSMs and key management.

In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2 sentence) description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-losangeles@isoc.org by **Friday, 13 August 2014**

We hope that you can join us.

Thank you,

Julie Hedlund

On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:
Steve Crocker, Shinkuro
Mark Elkins, DNS/ZACR
Cath Goulding, Nominet UK
Jean Robert Hountomey, AfricaCERT
Jacques Latour, .CA
Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC
Luciano Minuchin, NIC.AR
Russ Mundy, Sparta/Parsons
Ondřej Surý, CZ.NIC
Yoshiro Yoneya, JPRS
Dan York, Internet Society

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Administrative Update: Web site migrating to a new server

FYI, over the next few days we plan to be migrating this DNSSEC Deployment Initiative website to a new server on infrastructure supported by the Internet Society. During that time we don’t expect there to be any service disruptions, but for a brief period of time during the actual migration you may experience an issue with the validity of the TLS/SSL certificate as we switch to using a new certificate.

Please note that the “dnssec-deployment@dnssec-deployment.org” email discussion list will also be migrated to a new mailing list server.  While the address of the list will stay the same, the underlying SMTP headers will change by virtue of the move to a new server.  If you are a subscriber and are filtering or white-listing messages based on various SMTP headers, you may want to plan to update those filtering/white-listing rules once the list is migrated.

We will post an update when the migration has been completed.

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DNSSEC in ccTLDs, Past, Present, and Future

DNSSEC continues to be deployed in ccTLDs.  The animation below shows the history of DNSSEC adoption through today with predictions based on announcements and other communications going forward.  A high-resolution map of current deployment status is available here.

Animated GIF of DNSSEC adoption in ccTLDs

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DNSSEC in ccTLDs, Past, Present, and Future

DNSSEC continues to be deployed in ccTLDs.  The animation below shows the history of DNSSEC adoption through today with predictions based on announcements and other communications going forward.  A high-resolution map of current deployment status is available here.

Animated map of DNSSEC in ccTLDs

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Call for Participation — ICANN DNSSEC Workshop 17 July 2013

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative, in cooperation with the ICANN Security
and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), is planning a DNSSEC Workshop at
the ICANN meeting in Durban, South Africa on 17 July 2013. The DNSSEC
Workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings for several years and has
provided a forum for both experienced and new people to meet, present and
discuss current and future DNSSEC deployments. For reference, the most
recent session was held at the ICANN meeting in Beijing, China on 10 April
2013. The presentations and transcripts are available
at http://beijing46.icann.org/node/37125.

We are seeking presentations on the following topics:

1. DNSSEC Activities in Africa
For this panel we are seeking participation from those who have been
involved in DNSSEC deployment in Africa as well as those who have a keen
interest in the challenges and benefits of deployment. Key questions are
to consider include: What would help to promote DNSSEC deployment? What
are the challenges you have faced when you deployed DNSSEC?

2. The Operational Realities of Running DNSSEC
Now that DNSSEC has become an operational norm for many registries,
registrars, and ISPs, what have we learned about how we manage DNSSEC?
What’s best practice around key rollovers? How often do you review your
disaster recovery procedures? Is there operational familiarity within your
customer support teams? Has DNSSEC made DNS more ‘brittle’ or is it just a
run-of-the-mill operational practice? What operational statistics have we
gathered about DNSSEC? Is it changing DNS patterns? How are our
nameservers handling DNSSEC traffic? Is the volume as expected? Have we
seen anything unusual? Are there experiences being documented in the form
of best practices, or something similar, for transfer of signed zones?

3. DNSSEC and Enterprise Activities
DNSSEC has always been seen as a huge benefit to organizations looking to
protect their identity and security on the Web. Large enterprises are an
obvious target for DNS hackers and DNSSEC provides an ideal solution to
this challenge. This session aims to look at the benefits and challenges
of deploying DNSSEC for major enterprises. Topics for discussion:

* What is the current status of DNSSEC deployment among enterprises?
* What plans do the major enterprises have for their DNSSEC roadmaps?
* What are the challenges to deployment for these organizations? Do they
foresee raising awareness of DNSSEC with their customers?

4. When Unexpected DNSSEC Events Occur
What have we learned from some of the operational outages that we have
seen over the past 18 months? Are there lessons that we can pass on to
those just about to implement DNSSEC? How do you manage dissemination of
information about the outage? What have you learned about communications
planning? Do you have a route to ISPs and registrars? How do you liaise
with your CERT community?

5. Preparing for Root Key Rollover
For this topic we are seeking input on issues relating to root key
rollover. In particular, we are seeking comments from vendors, ISPs, and
the community that will be affected by distribution of new root keys.

6. DNSSEC: Regulative, Legislative and Persuasive Approaches to
Encouraging Deployment
There are many models in discussion for encouraging the take-up of DNSSEC
amongst TLDs. In some jurisdictions we have seen governmental edicts
insisting that DNSSEC is deployed across a Top Level Domain. In others, we
have seen reports produced for governments highlighting the lack of take
up and the need for tighter control amongst operators. Recently, we have
witnessed the consideration of mandated DNSSEC signing of zones by some
TLDs in order to gain access to newer premium domains. Have any of these
approaches worked in encouraging take up of DNSSEC? What role does a
national government have in assisting deployment of DNSSEC? How are some
of these measures perceived by registrars, DNS operators, ISPs and
registrants?

7. DANE and Other DNSSEC Applications
Using DNSSEC as a means of authentication for http transactions is an
exciting development of DNSSEC. What is the progress of the DNS-Based
Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) initiative? (See
http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/dane/.) How soon could DANE become a
deployable reality and what will be the impact of such a deployment, e.g.
impact on traditional certification authorities (CAs)?

8. Use of DNSSEC in the Reverse Space
This topic includes signed reverse zones, security products using reverse
DNS lookup for DNSSEC validation?

9. The Great DNS Panel Quiz
Ever fancied pitting your wits against your colleagues? Demonstrate your
knowledge and expertise in DNSSEC in our Great DNSSEC Panel Quiz.

In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2 sentence)
description of your proposed presentation to dnssec-durban@shinkuro.com by
**Monday, 10 June.**

We hope that you can join us.

Thank you,

Julie Hedlund

On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:
Steve Crocker, Shinkuro
Mark Elkins, DNS/ZACR
Cath Goulding, Nominet UK
Jean Robert Hountomey, AfricaCERT
Jacques Latour, .CA
Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC
Russ Mundy, Sparta/Parsons
Ondřej Surý, CZ.NIC
Lance Wolak, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry
Yoshiro Yoneya, JPRS
Dan York, Internet Society

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