Security of domains is primary topic at 38th meeting of ICANN
“The main topic of the meeting is the security of Internet domain names and DNSSEC,” explained Marek-Andres Kauts, chairman of the management board of the Estonian Internet Foundation, which is representing Estonia at the meeting.
Immediately before the start of the meeting, the Internet passed a milestone – on 16 June the cryptographic key used to secure the DNS root zone using DNSSEC was generated. Internet address space is based on domain name zones and the exchange of information between them. DNSSEC is used to certify the exchange of information between zones, thereby ensuring the authenticity of the information.
“The security of cyberspace is one of the key issues when it comes to administering Estonia’s top-level .ee domain, and we share the same position with ICANN in this matter,” said Kauts. “Top-level domains with country codes also require DNSSEC protection. Estonia plans to start implementing DNSSEC after the transition to the new domain system is completed.”
Other topics at the meeting, which ran until 25 June, included internationalisation of the administration of the Internet, implementing internationalised domain names (IDN) and creation of new generic Top-Level Domains. Estonia was represented at the meeting by Marek-Andres Kauts, chairman of the management board of the Estonian Internet Foundation, and member of the management board Jaak Lippmaa.
Link to the meeting website: http://brussels38.icann.org/
The .ee domain remains popular in Estonia, despite various platforms that could have set certain growth restrictions on the total number of domains. One of the key drivers behind this growth are the physical constraints associated with the pandemic and the resulting migration of companies to digital channels.
to ensure the quality of the environments we develop and check that the systems work and function according to the given scope.
The purpose of the name contest, organised by the Language Inspectorate, is to draw the attention of entrepreneurs and the public to the increasing spread of foreign languages in the public sphere. In addition to the names of a company, an institution, a non-governmental organisation and a student company, there is also a search for a national domain that sounds beautiful, and that is simple and distinctive, clear and meaningful.