[AfrICANN-discuss] The DNSSEC Industry Coalition Announces the Formation of Its Registrar Review Team

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 16:33:43 SAST 2009


RESTON, VA -- 03/11/09 -- The DNSSEC Industry Coalition (
http://dnsseccoalition.org) announces today the formation of its Registrar
Review Team following the 34th public meeting of the Internet Corporation of
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Mexico City, Mexico. The Registrar
Review Team is comprised of companies that will provide the coalition with
valuable information from a registrar's unique perspective.

"I welcome the registrars who have joined the Coalition and are leading
efforts for widespread adoption of DNSSEC," says Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG,
The Public Interest Registry and founder of the DNSSEC Coalition.
"Registrars are critical to the overall deployment of DNSSEC, and we look
forward to long term collaboration with this important technical upgrade."

"MarkMonitor® aims to be at the forefront of methods to secure our
customers' brands," says Ihab Shraim, Chief Security Officer with
MarkMonitor. "DNSSEC is a very important next step to the future of a safe
and secure online environment and we look forward to working with the
Coalition to make DNSSEC implementation a reality in the industry."

The Registrar Review Team consists of Name.com, Names Beyond, DynDNS,
Corporation Service Company (CSC), and MarkMonitor. Membership to the DNSSEC
Industry Coalition is open to domain name registries, registrars and
industry securities experts.

"Registrars are the next step in the Coalition's membership, and I am
thrilled to have them on board with us," says Steve Crocker, CEO of
Shinkuro, Inc. and co-chair of the DNSSEC Industry Coalition. "I look
forward to working closely with the registrar review team to streamline
their implementation process."

Coalition members include Top-Level domain registries of .ORG, The Public
Interest Registry, the .org registry operator; Afilias Limited, registry
services provider to 15 top level domains; .SE (the Internet Infrastructure
Foundation), the .se registry operator; EDUCAUSE, the .edu registry
operator; Nominet, the .uk registry operator; VeriSign, Inc., the .com,
.net, .tv, and .cc registry operator; SIDN, the .nl registry operator, and
NeuStar, Inc., the .biz and .us registry operator. The coalition is also
supported by industry security experts such as Shinkuro, Inc.; NL Net Labs;
InfoBlox, Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.; Internet Society; OARC, Kirei
AB; and Secure64 Software Corporation.

Hailing itself as an action oriented group, it seeks organizations willing
to contribute and support the widespread adoption of DNSSEC.

About Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

With DNSSEC, Internet users know that their Internet-based communications
such as web site visits and email correspondence actually connect to the
parties they intend to reach. DNSSEC thwarts attacks such as pharming, cache
poisoning, and DNS redirection that have been used to commit fraud,
distribute malware, or steal personal or confidential information. For more
information on DNSSEC, please visit http://www.dnssec-deployment.org.

About the DNSSEC Industry Coalition

The DNSSEC Industry Coalition is a global group of registries and industry
experts whose mission is to work collaboratively to facilitate adoption of
Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and streamline the implementations
across Domain Name Registries. Members work together to establish a
consistent set of tools and applications, shared best practices,
specifications and shared nomenclature. DNSSEC Industry Coalition members
include both generic Top-Level Domain and country code Top-Level Domain
registries along with industry and educational experts of the Domain Name
System. The Coalition was founded by .ORG, The Public Interest Registry in
August 2008.

 More Information
Kate Russell
RMR & Associates (for Public Interest Registry)
Phone: +1 (301) 230.0045 x19
Email: Email Contact<http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct?id=B80C3BCBE4F8C8B5>
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