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Security of domains is primary topic at 38th meeting of ICANN

Today marked the beginning of the 38th meeting organised by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which brings together leaders of Internet and domain management related organisations from all over the world. The meeting, the 38th since the organisation was founded in 1998, is taking place in Brussels.

“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/


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