Workshop Proposal 3

Date: 4 Aug 2014

Time: 13:30 – 15:00

Venue: Tapas 3

Remote Participation LInks: VideoText / Adobe Connect


Workshop Title DNSSEC Deployment:  A Layman’s Review for non-Technical Managers
Thematic Area of Interest
Specific Issues of Discussions & Description APTLD is organising a workshop focusing on the deployment of DNSSEC and the state of key issues in the community that are necessary for its success.DNSSEC is a technology that allows Internet users to be confident that the domain name that they are referencing is indeed the one that they are expecting.  This is done through signing of the domain and each name space higher up in the name tree.

Introduction to the Day Don Hollander
A Quick Look at the Technology and how it works

  • DANE
  • Certificate Authorities


Champika Wijayatunga
A look at the players in the DNSSEC hierarchy – the role the play and what they need to do to make DNSSEC work:
The Root

  • The root has been signed and all is good


Champika Wijayatunga
The Top Level Domain Registries

  • A look at the community of TLDs that are signed and their experiences and the ones that aren’t signed and some inquire as to why they are not signed.  Most of the gTLDs are signed, but not all of the ccTLDs are signed.
  • What efforts required to sign a zone?


Champika Wijayatunga
The Registrar

  • Registering signed names is effortful.  How effortful will be covered


Jitender Kuma
The Web or Mail Host

  • Where these are different from the Registrar or the DNS Operator


Jitender Kuma
The ISPs.

  • Both the ISP for the signed domain, but more importantly the ISP for the end user must support the service


Don Hollander
The End User

  • How will an end user know that a name is signed – and more importantly that a signed name is corrupt!  Issues with browsers.
  • With the advent of the ‘app’, many end users never even see a domain name.  How will the Apps know that their host has been hacked?
  • How will mail be shown as coming from a signed name – and more importantly that a signed name is not corrupt.


Champika Wijayatunga
Expected Format and Target Panel Members
Workshop Organiser Don Hollander, General Manager, APTLD