3. Advance organizational, technological, and operational excellence

3.2 Ensure structured coordination of ICANN’s technical resources

Ashwin Rangan
SVP, Engineering &
Chief Information Officer
Objective 3 | Goal 3.2
ICANN Digital Services Availability
As of May 2017
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Universal Acceptance Readiness
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Phase 1 - Enhances all of ICANN services to support long TLDs. TLDs with names longer than three characters, such as .museum or .plumber, are considered long TLDs.

Phase 2 - Enhances all of ICANN services to support Unicode and IDN email address. An IDN TLD is an internationalized domain name top-level domain. This refers to the TLD string being in a non-ASCII script, that is, it uses characters other than the Latin alphabet. The addition of IDN TLDs has permitted people to make use of names in many more languages than could be achieved in the legacy TLDs.

DNSSEC Adoption

Through the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards processes a number of DNS Domains entered in the IANA registries may not be signed with DNSSEC as per RFC 6303. ICANN Organization operates 67 of these domains. Please visit here for more information on these domains.

IPv6 Adoption

These are externally facing services used by ICANN organization and Community, but managed by ICANN org. All services are accessible over IPv4 and capable of being accessed over IPv6. Our target is to have all services accessible over both IPv4 and IPv6.


ICANN has used the Center for Internet Security Controls (CIS 20) as a framework for cybersecurity between FY13 and FY17. The latest applicable version of the CIS 20 Framework was used for scoring in June of each reporting year.