ICANN: Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers

Brief Overview

Purpose: We are seeking feedback on our proposal for how future Root Zone
Key Signing Key (KSK) changes are made. In particular, we plan to
create a predictable approach by establishing a standard KSK rollover
interval.

Current Status: The first Root Zone
KSK rollover was recently concluded and widely viewed as a success.
This proposal has been drafted based on learnings from that process,
along with informal feedback that has been received to date from the
operational community.

Next Steps: Feedback received to this public comment period will inform our final approach, which will be put into operational practice.

Section I: Description and Explanation

One document, “Proposal for Future Root Zone
KSK Rollovers”, is provided for community discussion and public
comment. This proposal describes the considerations and an anticipated
framework under which future changes to the Root Zone Key Signing Key (KSK) are made. The Root Zone KSK serves as the trust anchor for Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and is managed as part of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, performed by ICANN
through its affiliate Public Technical Identifiers (PTI). We seek
feedback from the community to refine and finalize our approach prior to
implementation through operational and procedural updates.

Section II: Background

This
proposal has been created based upon initial outreach and engagement
with those involved directly in the first KSK rollover in 2018,
including comments received through the ICANN KSK Rollover discussion list.

Section III: Relevant Resources

Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers

  • Open Date:1 Nov 2019 23:59 UTC
  • Close Date:31 Jan 2020 23:59 UTC
  • Staff Report Due: 21 Feb 2020 23:59 UTC

This ICANN announcement was sourced from: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposal-future-rz-ksk-rollovers-2019-11-01-en

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