ICANN: Draft Framework for the Registry Operator to Respond to Security Threats

15 Jun 2017 - 1 Aug 2017


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has launched a call for comments on a proposed proposed Framework for the Registry Operator to Respond to Security Threats that has been elaborated by members of the Security Framework Drafting Team (SFDT) on behalf of the Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) Public Safety Working Group (PSWG), Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) and ICANN organisation.

The objective of the Framework is to deliver on the New gTLD Program Committee of the ICANN Board’s (NGPC) commitment to the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) regarding ICANN soliciting community participation to develop a framework for how a Registry Operator (RO) may respond to identified security threats. This framework is a voluntary and non-binding document designed to articulate guidance as to the ways ROs may respond to identified security threats.

The Framework sets out some of the security issues law enforcement face and outlines the most common options available to ROs to address identified security threats. It is designed to assist both law enforcement and ROs in understanding the issues and limitations faced and to provide resources and alternatives for resolving identified security threats.

For more information, and to contribute to this consultation, visit the dedicated webpage.