ICANN launches testing platform in preparation for the DNSSEC key signing key rollover

As part of the preparations for the upcoming Root Zone Domain Name Systems Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Key Signing Key (KSK) rollover – scheduled for 11 October 2017 – the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has launched a testing platform for network operators and other interested parties to confirm whether their systems can handle the automated update process for the KSK rollover. Internet service providers, network operators, and others who have enabled DNSSEC validation must update their systems with the new KSK, and the testing platform is aimed to allow them to confirm that their infrastructure supports the ability to handle the rollover without manual intervention.