Friends and Colleagues,

The below call for volunteers to join the Trusted Community for the KSK 
Rollover might be of interest to some; mainly the techies.

Thank you,

Fahd Batayneh

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:31 AM
Subject: ICANN News Alert -- Call for Volunteers as Trusted Community 

News Alert<>

Call for Volunteers as Trusted Community Representatives

18 May 2017

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking 
interested individuals who wish to act as Trusted Community Representatives 
(TCRs). These individuals play an important role in managing the Root Zone Key 
Signing Key (KSK), the trust anchor for the global Domain Name System (DNS). By 
inviting recognized members of the DNS technical community to be part of the 
Root Zone KSK operations, the ICANN organization seeks to improve transparency 
and confidence in the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) security 
mechanism among the wider Internet community.

About the TCR Role

TCRs serve as one of the multi-layered safeguards that protect the key material 
used to secure the DNS Root Zone.

There are two primary types of TCRs: cryptographic officers, who are actively 
involved in Root Zone KSK ceremonies conducted throughout the year; and 
recovery key share holders, who are involved in our disaster recovery planning. 
The cryptographic officers make a commitment to travel to a least one Root Zone 
KSK ceremony per year.

All TCRs maintain custody of essential pieces required for the successful 
operation of the Root Zone KSK. To guard against unauthorized access, 
management of the KSK is spread across multiple individuals who must come 
together to operate the key.

TCRs are ambassadors on behalf of the broader technical and operational 
communities. To support trust in the system, TCRs report back to the community 
that the Root Zone KSK is being managed in an appropriate and trustworthy way.

All TCRs need to maintain a state of readiness should there be an unforeseen 
need to hold a ceremony at short notice.

Travel support is provided to TCRs who need to attend ceremonies. This support 
includes arranging and paying for airfare and accommodation, and providing a 
stipend for incidental costs.

More Information

Those who are interested in applying to be a TCR are invited to review detailed 
materials posted on the IANA website, which includes the process to submit a 
statement of interest. Statements of interest will be collected and assessed to 
fill current vacancies, and in the event of new vacancies. Visit 
 for these materials.


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