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DNSSEC And DANE Activities At ICANN54 In Dublin On 19-21 October

ICANN 54 logoNext week we’ll be in Dublin, Ireland, for the 54th meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and as per usual there will be a great amount of DNS security activity happening. Some great introductions to DNSSEC and DANE – and some outstanding technical talks (and demos!) on Wednesday. Here are the three main activities – remote participation is available for two of them. Do note that all times are Irish Standard Time (UTC+1).

DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide

On Monday, 19 October 2015, we’ll have the regular “DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner’s Guide” session from 17:30-19:00 where we’ll do our “skit” dramatizing DNS and DNSSEC. If you have been seeking to understand WHY this all matters, do join in to see! You can watch it remotely (or watch the archive later) at:

And yes, I’ll be talking about blue smoke as I usually do…

DNSSEC Implementers Gathering

After the DNSSEC For Everybody session on Monday, many of us who have been involved with deploying DNSSEC or DANE will travel to a nearby restaurant for the “DNSSEC Implementers Gathering” for food, drink and conversation from 19:00-20:00 IST. Many thanks to Afilias for sponsoring the event this time.  Perhaps obviously, there is no remote participation possible for this event.

DNSSEC Workshop

As usual, the main event will be the DNSSEC Workshop on Wednesday, 21 October 2015, from 9:00 to 15:15 IST.

Remote participation information, slides, the agenda and more info can be found at:

The sessions will be recorded if you would like to listen to them later. Slides will be posted as the date gets closer.

The current agenda includes:

0900-0915 – DNSSEC Workshop Introduction, Program, Deployment Around the World – Counts, Counts, Counts

  • Dan York, Internet Society
0915-1045 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC Activities in the European Region

  • Moderator: Russ Mundy, Parsons
  • Panelists:
    • Ondrej Filip, CZNIC
    • Billy Glynn, Consultant
    • Cristian Hesselman, SIDN
    • Peter Koch, DENIC
    • Vincent Levigneron, AFNIC
    • Peter Janssen, EURid
    • Sara Monteiro, .PT
    • Roland van Rijswijk, Surfnet – Making the Case for Elliptic Curves in DNSSEC
1045-1100 – Break
1100-1215 – Panel Discussion: DNSSEC On The Edge

  • Moderator: Jacques Latour, CIRA
  • Panelists:
    • Joe Abley, Dyn – Registrar Signing Services
    • Ólafur Guðmundsson, CloudFlare – DNSSEC Signing at Scale on the Edge
    • Jacques Latour, CIRA — DNSSEC DS Auto Provisioning (DSAP)
1215-1230 – Great DNS/DNSSEC Quiz

  • Paul Wouters, Fedora
1230-1315 – Lunch Break
1315-1430 – Demonstrations and Presentations: DNSSEC and Applications

  • Moderator: Dan York, Internet Society
  • Panelists:
    • Sara Dickinson, Sinodun — DNSSEC for Legacy Applications
    • Wes Hardaker, Parsons – DNSSEC/DANE Demonstration
    • Richard Lamb, ICANN – Outlook and SMIME/DNSSEC Demonstration
    • Paul Wouters, Fedora – Protocols and Applications to Add an Additional Security Layer
1430-1500 – Presentation: Stimulating DNSSEC Validation for .NL

  • Cristian Hesselman, SIDN/SIDN Labs
1500-1515 – Presentation: DNSSEC – How Can I Help?

  • Russ Mundy, Parsons and Dan York, Internet Society

If you will be there at ICANN 54 please do say hello – you can find me in these sessions… or drop me a note at and we can arrange a time to connect.

And … if you want to get started with DNSSEC and DANE, please visit our Start Here page to find resources that can help!