The world’s trust in DNS rests in no small part on the Root Server System (RSS). For three decades the RSS has operated 24 x 365 without interruption thanks to the services of a small group of organisationally diverse, fiercely independent, utterly dedicated, and highly collaborative Root Server Operators (RSO). The year 2021 began with a potential regulatory threat to the stability of the RSS and ended with a significant leap forward in developing its new governance model.
In this talk, we will review the threat to RSS stability from the European Union’s proposed NIS2 Directive and how this has been avoided (for now). After briefly considering how the RSS is governed today, we will discuss how RSSAC058 and ‘059 (published November 2021) represent a significant breakthrough in developing a new governance structure that seeks to assure the continued stability of the RSS and the Internet itself.
|25 Minutes Presentation (+5 Minutes Q&A)
|In-person at the meeting venue
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