2011-08-24 CERIAS – Provisioning Protocol Challenges in an Era of gTLD Expansion

Recorded: 08/24/2011
CERIAS Security Seminar at Purdue University

Provisioning Protocol Challenges in an Era of gTLD Expansion

Scott Hollenbeck, Verisign

The number of generic top-level domains in the Internet’s Domain Name System has been increasing slowly since 2000. In July 2011 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a long-awaited plan to significantly increase the number of generic top-level domain names. With a specific focus on users of the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), this presentation will describe the practical challenges faced by participants in the domain name provisioning ecosystem in the face of evolving domain name management requirements.

Scott Hollenbeck is the Director of Applied Research for Verisign. In this capacity he manages the company’s efforts to explore and investigate strategic technology areas in collaboration with university partners. Mr. Hollenbeck is the author of the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), a standard protocol for the registration and management of Internet infrastructure data including domain names. He has served as a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force, where he was the responsible area director for several working groups developing application protocol standards. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science complemented by a graduate certificate in Software Engineering from George Mason University. (Visit: www.cerias.purude.edu)

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