Improving Internet Architecture to Drive Consumer Trust

5 September 2014 - A Workshop on Other in Istanbul, Turkey

Original Proposal

IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

Critical Internet Resources


Domain Names and IP addresses, as the critical Internet resource, are necessary for the day-to-day usage of the Internet. Correspondingly, stable function and equitable administration of DNS infrastructure can also boost the global consumer trust in Internet. For example, improving DNS service performance and transparency of root zone management can help to enhance the global trust of DNS infrastructure and further increase global users’ confidence in Internet.

Given that, many initiatives have been carried out by the community to strengthen the robustness of DNS, improve the global critical resources management, and enhance the global consumer trust, which includes promoting the development of IPV6, Domain Name System Security Extensions(DNSSEC), DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) and so on. However, these emerging innovations, even are more advanced, could not easily change the status quo of DNS operation, because many incumbent interest groups and innate structure of the DNS make significant fractions in transforming the DNS infrastructure. Some of these frictions are reasonable concerns of potential risks to the existing users; some others are unreasonable and limit the space for further innovation.

Our workshop aims to make attempts to call on the debate of following topics:

1 What kind of potential viable institutional and technical improvement in DNS architecture shall we facilitate to enhance the consumer’s trust?

2 How consumer interest being maintained in the status quo or if it is changed?

3 What are the obstacles of implementing these innovations?

4 What should innovators do to stimulate the acceptance of innovation globally?

Name(s) and stakeholder and organizational affiliation(s) of institutional co-organizer(s)

Hongbin ZHU
Technology Community
China Internet Network Information Center

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF workshop before?


The link to the workshop report

Type of session


Duration of proposed session

90 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#DNS, #Consumer Trust, #Root, #technology innovation, # DNSSEC

Names and affiliations (stakeholder group, organization) of speakers the proposer is planning to invite

(in alphabetical order)

Mr. Andrei KOLESNIKOV, CEO of Coordination Center for Russian CCTLDs
Mr. Hongbin ZHU, Senior International Strategist, China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)
Mr. Raul Echeberria, VP of Global Engagement, ISOC
Ms. Yu-Chuang KUEK, VP Stakeholder Engagement Asia, ICANN

Name of Moderator(s)

Xiantang SUN

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Liyun HAN

Description of how the proposer plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

The moderator will ask for active participation from the audience after a first round of short basic presentations from the panelists. The plan is to provide two or three messages to the related plenary.

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

The workshop is suitable for remote participation. There will be several opportunities for remote participants to comment, intervene or ask questions.

Background paper

No background paper provided