Status Update, 2010-06-09

This is the eigth of a series of technical status updates intended to inform a technical audience on progress in signing the root zone of the DNS.


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The US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a Public Notice regarding the deployment of DNSSEC in the root zone.

The Public Notice makes reference to the final report submitted to NTIA by ICANN and VeriSign which contains a summary of the project work to date together with a recommendation that full deployment should proceed.

The Public Notice includes a public review period. Comments may be submitted by postal mail, fax or e-mail before 2010-06-21. Instructions for the submission of comments are included in the Public Notice.


Already completed:

  • 2010-01-27: L starts to serve DURZ
  • 2010-02-10: A starts to serve DURZ
  • 2010-03-03: M, I start to serve DURZ
  • 2010-03-24: D, K, E start to serve DURZ
  • 2010-04-14: B, H, C, G, F start to serve DURZ
  • 2010-05-05: J start to serve DURZ

To come:

  • 2010-06-16: First Key Signing Key (KSK) Ceremony
  • 2010-07-15: Distribution of validatable, production, signed root zone; publication of root zone trust anchor

(Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change based on testing results or other unforeseen factors.)

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