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

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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 
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<http://www.icann.org/en/topics/ssr/ssr-draft-plan-16may09-en.pdf> [PDF, 


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