RZERC003 was published on 12 February 2021. All RZERC publications can be found at https://www.icann.org/rzerc#documents.

Recommendation DescriptionCurrent Phase
Recommendation 1

The root zone maintainer and root server operators should verify and confirm that the addition of a ZONEMD resource record will in no way negatively impact the distribution of root zone data within the RSS.

Phase 5 | Close
Recommendation 2

The DNS and Internet community should be made aware of plans to use ZONEMD in the root zone, and be given an opportunity to offer feedback. This may include technical presentations at meetings hosted by ICANN, the DNS Operations Analysis and Research Center (DNS-OARC), the North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG), the Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE), etc.

Phase 5 | Close
Recommendation 3

Developers of name server software are encouraged to implement ZONEMD and consider enabling it by default when the software is configured to locally serve root zone data.


Recommendation 4

Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) and the RZM should jointly develop a plan for deploying ZONEMD in the root zone, and make this plan available for review by RZERC.

Phase 5 | Close
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