REMINDER: Call for Participation -- ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN58
in Copenhagen, Denmark

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and the Internet Society Deploy360
Programme, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability
Advisory Committee (SSAC), are planning a DNSSEC Workshop during the
ICANN58 meeting held from 11-16 March 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The DNSSEC Workshop has been a part of ICANN meetings for several
years and has provided a forum for both experienced and new people to
meet, present and discuss current and future DNSSEC deployments.  For
reference, the most recent session was held at the ICANN meeting in
Hyderabad, India on 07 November 2016. The presentations and
transcripts are available at:,, and

At ICANN58 we are particularly interested in live demonstrations of
uses of DNSSEC or DANE.  Examples might include:

* Email clients and servers using DNSSEC, OPENPGPKEY, or S/MIME for
  secure email.

* Tools for automating the generation of DNSSEC/DANE records.

* Services for monitoring or managing DNSSEC signing or validation.

* Tools or services for using DNSSEC/DANE along with other existing
  protocols and

  services such as SSH, XMPP, SMTP, S/MIME or PGP/GPG.

* Innovative uses of APIs to do something new and different using

* S/MIME and Microsoft Outlook integration with active directory.

Our interest is to provide current examples of the state of
development and to show real-world examples of how DNSSEC and DANE
related innovation can be used to increase the overall security of the

We are open to presentations and demonstrations related to any topic
associated with DNSSEC and DANE.  Examples of the types of topics we
are seeking include:

1.  DNSSEC activities in Europe

For this panel we are seeking participation from those who have been
involved in DNSSEC deployment in Europe and also from those who have
not deployed DNSSEC but who have a keen interest in the challenges and
benefits of deployment.  In particular, we will consider the following
questions: Are you interested in reporting on DNSSEC validation of
your ISPs? What can DNSSEC do for you? What doesn't it do?  What are
the internal tradeoffs to implementing DNSSEC? What did you learn in
your deployment of DNSSEC?  We are interested in presentations from
both people involved with the signing of domains and people involved
with the deployment of DNSSEC-validating DNS resolvers.

2.  Preparation for Root Key Rollover

In preparation for the Root Key Rollover, we would like to bring
together a panel of people who can talk about what the potential
impacts may be to ISPs, equipment providers and end users, and also
what can be done to potentially mitigate those issues. In particular,
we are seeking participation from vendors, ISPs, and the community
that will be affected by distribution of new root keys.  We would like
to be able to offer suggestions out of this panel to the wider
technical community.  If you have a specific concern about the Root
Key Rollover, or believe you have a method or solution to help address
impacts, we would like to hear from you.

3.  Implementing DNSSEC validation at Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) play a critical role by enabling
DNSSEC validation for the caching DNS resolvers used by their
customers.  We have now seen massive rollouts of DNSSEC validation
within large North American ISPs and at ISPs around the world.  We are
interested in presentations on topics such as:

* Can you describe your experiences with negative Trust Anchors and
  operational realities?

* What does an ISP need to do to prepare its network for implementing
  DNSSEC validation?

* How does an ISP need to prepare its support staff and technical
  staff for the rollout of DNSSEC validation?

* What measurements are available about the degree of DNSSEC
  validation currently deployed?

* What tools are available to help an ISP deploy DNSSEC validation?

* What are the practical server-sizing impacts of enabling DNSSEC
  validation on ISP DNS Resolvers (ex. cost, memory, CPU, bandwidth,
  technical support, etc.)?

4. The operational realities of running DNSSEC

Now that DNSSEC has become an operational norm for many registries,
registrars, and ISPs, what have we learned about how we manage DNSSEC?
What is the best practice around key rollovers? How often do you
review your disaster recovery procedures? Is there operational
familiarity within your customer support teams? What operational
statistics have we gathered about DNSSEC? Are there experiences being
documented in the form of best practices, or something similar, for
transfer of signed zones?

5.  DANE and DNSSEC application automation

For DNSSEC to reach massive deployment levels it is clear that a
higher level of automation is required than is currently
available. There also is strong interest for DANE usage within web
transactions as well as for securing email and Voice-over-IP
(VoIP). We are seeking presentations on topics such as:

* What tools, systems and services are available to help automate
  DNSSEC key management?

* Can you provide an analysis of current tools/services and identify

* Where are the best opportunities for automation within DNSSEC
  signing and validation processes?

* What are the costs and benefits of different approaches to automation?

* What are some of the new and innovative uses of DANE and other
  DNSSEC applications in new areas or industries?

* What tools and services are now available that can support DANE usage?

* How soon could DANE and other DNSSEC applications become a
  deployable reality?

* How can the industry use DANE and other DNSSEC applications as a
  mechanism for creating a more secure Internet?

We would be particularly interested in any live demonstrations of
DNSSEC / DANE application automation and services.  For example, a
demonstration of the actual process of setting up a site with a
certificate stored in a TLSA record that correctly validates would be
welcome.  Demonstrations of new tools that make the setup of DNSSEC or
DANE more automated would also be welcome.

6.  When unexpected DNSSEC events occur

What have we learned from some of the operational outages that we have
seen over the past 18 months? Are there lessons that we can pass on to
those just about to implement DNSSEC? How do you manage dissemination
of information about the outage? What have you learned about
communications planning? Do you have a route to ISPs and registrars?
How do you liaise with your CERT community?

7.  DNSSEC and DANE in the enterprise

Enterprises can play a critical role in both providing DNSSEC
validation to their internal networks and also through signing of the
domains owned by the enterprise. We are seeking presentations from
enterprises that have implemented DNSSEC on validation and/or signing
processes and can address questions such as:

* What are the benefits to enterprises of rolling out DNSSEC
  validation? And how do they do so?

* What are the challenges to deployment for these organizations and
  how could DANE and other DNSSEC applications address those

* How should an enterprise best prepare its IT staff and network to
  implement DNSSEC?

* What tools and systems are available to assist enterprises in the
  deployment of DNSSEC?

* How can the DANE protocol be used within an enterprise to bring a
  higher level of security to transactions using SSL/TLS certificates?

8. Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) use cases and innovation

We are interested in demonstrations of HSMs, presentations of
HSM-related innovations and real world use cases of HSMs and key

In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional topics.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (1-2
sentence) description of your proposed presentation to by ** 15 January 2017 **

We hope that you can join us.

Thank you,

Julie Hedlund

On behalf of the DNSSEC Workshop Program Committee:

Jean Robert Hountomey, AfricaCERT 
Jacques Latour, .CA 
Xiaodong Lee, CNNIC 
Luciano Minuchin, NIC.AR 
Russ Mundy, Parsons 
Ondřej Filip, CZ.NIC 
Yoshiro Yoneya, JPRS 
Dan York, Internet Society