ICANN completes the parallel testing period of the Root Zone Management System
ICANN has announced the successful completion of a 90-day parallel testing period of the Root Zone Management System (RZMS). The test was intended to verify the integrity of the data contained in the root zone file following the IANA stewardship transition. According to ICANN, there were no unexplained differences found between the production RZMS (the currently running version) and the parallel test version of the RZMS, which has the US government authorization step removed. The test confirms that the production RZMS and parallel test system produce an identical output for every root zone file published, which was a key step to ensuring the continued security and stability of the Internet’s root zone post transition.