[AFRI-Discuss] [AfrICANN-discuss] Call for topics: Joint AFRALO-AfrICANN meeting for ICANN67

Dr Eberhard W Lisse el at lisse.NA
Fri Jan 10 13:55:25 UTC 2020


drafting a resolution (beforehand), or even debating a resolution, is 
going to achieve absolutely nothing.


50% lookups is actually almost worth than zero :-)-). 

	And how many of those hit infrastructure actually in South Africa?
	Does the figure include the public ones from Google and Cloudflare?

	My view is that this only works All-or-Nothing, because noncompliant
	commercial resolver operators have a commercial advantage over
	complaint ones.

Financial incentives may work as may financial or other sanctions.

	One could even make it part of the Accreditation that DNSSEC must be
	offered by the Registrars.

	But while the Registrars are usually the entities operating the DNS
	and as such have control over the end-user's DNS anyway, the chain
	of trust should go up to the end user and not just the Registrar.

	Talking to the banks has so far not been very effective, they are
	happy with HTTPS even though they forget to renew their certificate
	on a regular basis, never mind the expense.

I don't have the answer either.

If anyone has a technical "solution" or project going on, and is coming 
to Cancun, please feel free to propose a presentation at TechDay on the 

greetings, el

On 10/01/2020 15:26, Mark Elkins wrote:
> I also like the sound of Barrack's proposal.  What exactly does "DNS
> Abuse" mean though?
> If it is to try and get all important Domains DNSSEC Signed and for
> all DNS Resolvers to become DNSSEC aware - that would be a winner in
> my book!
> Incidentally - about 50% of all DNS lookups in South Africa are DNSSEC
> aware.  That's actually the easy bit.  Just have the Internet
> Connection suppliers enable DNSSEC on their resolvers.
> Getting the bulk or at least the important Domains DNSSEC Signed will
> be a bit more challenging but is quite possible; e.g. any domain for a
> website which may involve a financial transaction or deal with
> personal information.
> On my Domain Registration and Hosting Platform, if I am running the
> Registrants DNS (Zone file), DNSSEC is simply an option the Registrant
> can switch on.  I could change that and simply enable it for everyone.
> However, if the Domain is then moved to a Registrar that does not
> support DNSSEC - there would be issues for the new Registrar.
> On 2020/01/10 14:20, Gabdibé GAB-HINGONNE wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I support Barrack's proposal.
>> Building the capacity of African end users on the general question
>> related to the DNS is very important.
>> Kind regards
>> Gabdibé

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