Join us for a one-day gathering to explore the latest in Internet governance, security, and the innovations shaping our digital future, with a focus on Iceland. Hear from a diverse group of leading experts as they share critical updates and insights. For those interested in deepening their knowledge in Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) - to secure the domain name system, a free two-day training is offered, following the general meeting.
Reserve your spot now at:

ICANN Meeting with Icelandic Internet Community 12 March 2024: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMMYLMQ

ICANN DNSSEC Training 13-14 March 2024: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CXXNKMF

This event is organized by ICANN, and hosted by Internet á Íslandi hf. (ISNIC) the .is registry.

No remote participation will be provided.

All presentations:

Agenda ICANN Meeting with Icelandic Internet Community 12 March 2024 




10.00 – 10.15

Welcome and Introductions

Jens Pétur Jensen, ISNIC

Chris Mondini, ICANN

10.15 – 10.40

ISNIC Update

Einar Bjarni Halldórsson, ISNIC

10.40 – 11.20

ICANN Update

- Brief Introduction to ICANN
- Latest ICANN developments

Gabriella Schittek, ICANN

Chris Mondini, ICANN

Yazid Akanho, ICANN

11.20 – 11.45

Coffee Break

11.45 – 12.45

Internet Governance:

Iceland on the Internet Governance Arena

Global Legislative Initiatives to be aware of

Oktavía Jóns, Future404

Nora Mari, ICANN

12.45 – 13.30

Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00

An Introduction to Social Cybersecurity

Ásta Guðrún Helgadóttir, HI

14.00 – 14.20

Why DNNSEC + current developments

Yazid Akanho, ICANN

14.20 – 14.50

How Quad9 helps protect Internet users around the world

Michal “rysiek” Wozniak, Quad9

14.50 - 15.00

Closing remarks

Jens Pétur Jensen, ISNIC

Chris Mondini, ICANN

15.00 - 16.30

SOCIAL EVENT for all participants at

Beergarden, Fosshotel (Þórunnartún 1, Reykjavik)

Catering will be provided. 


DNSSEC Training 13-14 March

DNSSEC trainer: Yazid Akanho, ICANN


  • Experience with Linux command line interface (terminal);
  • Knowledge and experience of Domain Name System (DNS) protocol and infrastructure;
  • Knowledge of DNS operations;
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of DNSSEC will be a plus.

As this is a hands-on training, participants need to bring their own laptop from which they will connect to virtual machines using their internet connectivity and a browser.

No remote participation will be provided.



Morning classes (09:00 - 12:30)

with 10 to 15 min coffee break 

Labs exercises (13:30 - 16:00)

13 March

DNS 101 Concepts refresh:

  • Zone Files, Resource Records and roles
  • Reverse DNS 
  • DNS Resolution Process and debugging
  • TSIG and ACL

DNSSEC: DNSSEC 101 intro

  • Familiarize with dig tool 
  • Zone creation and configuration: primary and secondaries
  • Zone signing: BIND manual signing

14 March


  • DNSSEC 101 (continue)
  • Overview of DNSSEC Operations and key management
  • Sign your zone: BIND inline (dynamic)signing
  • Establish and confirm chain of trust
  • DNSSEC validation (recursive resolver)

Catering will be provided.

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