A Root Key Signing Key (KSK) Rollover Announced by ICANN

10. October 2018

On October 11, 2018, at 16:00 UTC, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will be performing a root Key Signing Key (KSK) rollover for the first time.

ICANN is the world leading Internet governing organization, responsible for the Internet's global Domain Name System (DNS), including policy development for internationalization of the DNS system. The DNS system resolves domain and computer names to IP addresses and DNSSEC is the DNS Security Extension which prevents user redirection to websites containing malware.

Rolling the KSK means generating a new cryptographic public and private key pair and distributing the new public component to parties who operate validating resolvers.

More information about how to prepare for the root zone KSK rollover can be found at:


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