Why the Internet needs you to keep running! Join us to learn more about ICANN’s change of the master key for the domain name system. – Flash 11 2017

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7 June 2017 | 14:45 - 15:15 | Room Tornimäe I, Swissotel, Tallinn, Estonia
Programme overview 2017

Session teaser

Until 10 May 2017.


Root Zone Key Signing Key (KSK), DNS. DNSSEC, ICANN, key rollover, New gTLDs, CCWG on Accountability, post IANA

Session description

ICANN staff and board will give an overview of the organization, its role in the management of the domain name system as well the upcoming regional activities and ways to engage in ICANN.

A special focus will be given to the process of strengthening the measure to secure the DNS and ensure that the foundation of the Internet is strong:

By October 2017,the Root Zone Key Signing Key (KSK) used to secure DNS queries will be changed or ‘rolled over’. the DNS system will start using a new key across the entire system.

ICANN is planning to replace the top-level cryptographic keys used in Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). DNSSEC is a technology that was developed to, among other things, protect against domain hijacking attacks by digitally 'signing' data to ensure its validity.

This will be the first time this cryptographic key replacement (or rollover) has been performed. It’s a complex process and there are risks that something might go wrong along the way.

Internet service providers, enterprise network operators and others who operate validating resolvers must update their systems with the public part of the new key signing key. Failure to do so will mean that end users may not be able to access certain domains.

What do you need to know about this? What actions need to be taken now?


Until 20 May 2017. Please try out new interactive formats.

Further reading

Until 20 May 2017. Links to relevant websites, declarations, books, documents. Please note we cannot offer web space, so only links to external resources are possible. Example for an external link: Main page of EuroDIG


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