Comment/Reply Periods (*)Important Information Links
Comment Open:21 June 2012
Comment Close:30 July 2012
Close Time (UTC):23:59 UTCPublic Comment Announcement
Reply Open:31 July 2012To Submit Your Comments (Forum)
Reply Close:29 August 2012View Comments Submitted
Close Time (UTC):23:59 UTCReport of Public Comments
Brief Overview
Originating Organization:Security, Stability & Resiliency of the DNS Review Team (SSR RT)
  • Reviews/Improvements
  • SSR
  • Security/Stability
  • Transparency/Accountability
Purpose (Brief):The Security, Stability & Resiliency of the DNS Review Team (SSR RT) submitted its Final Report and Recommendations [PDF, 1.16 MB] to the ICANN Board, and public comments are requested to inform subsequent Board consideration and action.
Current Status:Final Report for public comment
Next Steps:Under the Affirmation of Commitments, the Board will take action within six months of receipt of the recommendations (Final Report).
Staff Contact:Alice
Detailed Information
Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose
The Security, Stability & Resiliency of the DNS Review Team (SSR RT), constituted under ICANN's Affirmation of Commitments (AoC) agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce, submitted its Final Report and Recommendations [PDF, 1.16 MB] to the ICANN Board and this document has been posted for public comment. The recommendations were finalized in light of the feedback received on the Review Team's draft report [PDF, 1.13 MB] via the online public comment process.
Section II: Background
Over the past 19 months, the Security, Stability & Resiliency of the DNS Review Team engaged in extensive outreach to communities within and outside of ICANN. The Final Report draws from fact-finding efforts, analysis of key documents, as well as from interviews conducted with experts. The input received from Supporting Organizations, Advisory Committees and constituencies via public comment periods, public forums and individual meetings also was factored into the Review's Team work.
Section III: Document and Resource Links

The Security, Stability & Resiliency of the DNS Review Team Final Report is available at: [PDF, 1.16 MB]

Translations of the final report into the 5 UN languages will be published as soon as possible.

Section IV: Additional Information

The Community is invited to provide input on the final report by 30 July 2012. Please submit your comments to:

Since this document was received by the Board four days before the opening of the ICANN Prague meeting, the comment period has been extended to accommodate community consideration and input after the meeting.


(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.


Please click here to download a copy of the draft report below in PDF format.



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  1. Re-Write by Julie Hammer to avoid ambiguities in the language:

    The ALAC acknowledges the comprehensive work done by the Stability, Security and Resiliency of the DNS Review Team (SSR-RT) in analyzing the extent to which ICANN is fulfilling its commitment to enhance operational stability, reliability, resiliency, security and global interoperability of the Domain Name System (“DNS”). The ALAC notes that the Final Report and its Recommendations have not changed substantially in its meaning or intent, but has taken note of comments and suggestions provided as feedback from the ICANN Community, and as a result has refined the wording of some recommendations. 


    The ALAC congratulates the Chair, Dr Alejandro Pisanty, and all members of the Review Team on the quality of this valuable work and thanks them for their time and efforts.  We look forward to working with the ICANN Community to implement its recommendations.


  2. Also good to know that the final report will be translated into the 5 UN languages so that more people can read it.