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SSAC Advisory on Registrant Protection related to credential management lifecycle


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Sun, 4 Feb 2018
Resolution Number: 
2018.02.04.07
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) submitted four recommendations in SAC Document: SAC074, SSAC Advisory on Registrant Protection: Best Practices for Preserving Security and Stability in the Credential Management Lifecyle.

Whereas, ICANN organization has evaluated the feasibility of the SSAC's advice and developed implementation recommendations for each.

Whereas, the Board has considered the SSAC Advice and ICANN org's implementation recommendations relating to this advice.

Resolved (2018.02.04.07), the Board adopts the scorecard titled "Implementation Recommendations for SSAC Advice Document SAC074" [PDF, 49 KB], and directs the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to implement the advice as described in the scorecard.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The Action Request Register is a framework intended to improve the process for the Board's consideration of recommendations to the ICANN Board, including advice from its Advisory Committees. This framework has been under development since 2015, and as part of the initial effort, ICANN organization reviewed SSAC Advice issued between 2010 and 2015 to identify items that had not yet received Board consideration.

The results of this initial review were communicated to the SSAC Chair in a letter from the Chair of the ICANN Board on 19 October 2016 (see https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-faltstro... [PDF, 627 KB]). This Advisory was identified as part of the open advice inventory assessment done in 2016 to launch the Action Request Register. This resolution is intended to address one of the SSAC Advisories that were identified as open at that time.

As part of the Action Request Register process, for each advice item presented with this resolution, ICANN org has reviewed the request, confirmed its understanding of the SSAC's request with the SSAC, and evaluated the feasibility of the request. As part of ICANN org's assessment of feasibility to implement the advice, ICANN org considered if the advice could be implemented within the existing FY19 operating budget request, and that is noted within each recommendation on the scorecard.

In taking this action, the Board considered the ICANN org recommendations reflected in the scorecard [PDF, 49 KB].

This decision is in the public interest and within ICANN's mission, as ICANN's mission specifically relates to the upholding the secure and stable operation of the Internet DNS, and is also upholding the advisory input structures specified in the ICANN Bylaws.

Implementation of advice from SSAC supports the security or the stability of the domain name system.

This is an Organizational Administrative function that does not require public comment.