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VERISIGN DNSSEC PRACTICE UPDATES AND NOTICES

From time to time, Verisign may update the Verisign DNSSEC Practice Statements, Policies and other documents; and may otherwise need or desire to convey other important information. This DNSSEC Practices Updates and Notices Section provides a central location to communicate such information.

DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the COM Zone, NET Zone, and EDU Zone (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the COM Zone, NET Zone, and EDU Zone for the period of January 1st, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Date of Publication: 18 October 2017
Effective Date: 31 March 2017

DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Root Zone (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Root Zone for the period of January 1st, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Date of Publication: 18 October 2017
Effective Date: 31 March 2017

DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Managed DNSSEC and DNSSEC Cloud Signing Systems (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Managed DNSSEC and DNSSEC Cloud Signing Systems for the period of January 1st, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Date of Publication: 18 October 2017
Effective Date: 31 March 2017

DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the TLD/GTLD Platform (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Verisign TLD/GTLD platform for the period of January 1st, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Date of Publication: 18 October 2017
Effective Date: 31 March 2017

Version 2.0 of the DNSSEC Practice Statement for GOV Zone (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC Practice Statement (DPS) for the GOV Zone. It states the practices and provisions that are employed in providing GOV Zone signing and zone distribution functions, such as issuing, managing, changing, and distributing Domain Name System (DNS) keys, for the GOV Zone service.

Date of Publication: 27 September 2017
Effective Date: 27 September 2017

Version 1.5 of the DNSSEC Practice Statement for the Verisign MDNS Signing Service (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC Practice Statement for the Verisign MDNS Signing Service. It states the practices and provisions that are employed in providing Verisign MDNS Signing Service Signing and Zone distribution services that include, but are not limited to, issuing, managing, changing and distributing DNS keys.

Date of Publication: 06 January 2017
Effective Date: 21 December 2016

Version 1.5 of the Verisign DNSSEC Practice Statement for COM Zone (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC Policy and Practice Statement for the COM Zone. It states the practices and provisions that are employed in providing COM Zone Signing and Zone distribution services that include, but are not limited to, issuing, managing, changing and distributing DNS keys. Verisign operates the COM zone under contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

Date of Publication: 06 January 2017
Effective Date: 21 December 2016

Version 1.5 of the DNSSEC Practice Statement for the Verisign DNSSEC Signing Service (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC Practice Statement for the Verisign DNSSEC Signing Service. It states the practices and provisions that are employed in providing Verisign DNSSEC Signing Service Signing and Zone distribution services that include, but are not limited to, issuing, managing, changing and distributing DNS keys.

Date of Publication: 06 January 2017
Effective Date: 21 December 2016

Version 1.6 of the Verisign DNSSEC Practice Statement for NET Zone is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC Policy and Practice Statement for the NET Zone. It states the practices and provisions that are employed in providing NET Zone Signing and Zone distribution services that include, but are not limited to, issuing, managing, changing and distributing DNS keys. Verisign operates the NET zone under contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

Date of Publication: 06 January 2017
Effective Date: 21 December 2016

Version 1.6 of the Verisign DNSSEC Practice Statement for EDU Zone (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC Policy and Practice Statement for the EDU Zone. It states the practices and provisions that are employed in providing EDU Zone Signing and Zone distribution services that include, but are not limited to, issuing, managing, changing and distributing DNS keys. Verisign operates the EDU zone on behalf of EDUCAUSE.

Date of Publication: 06 January 2017
Effective Date: 21 December 2016

Revision 1532 of the Verisign DNSSEC Practices Statement for the Root Zone ZSK Operator (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC Practice Statement (DPS) for the Root Zone Zone Signing Key (ZSK) operator. It states the practices and provisions that are used to provide Root Zone Zone Signing and Zone distribution services. These include, but are not limited to: issuing, managing, changing and distributing DNS keys in accordance with the specific requirements of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Date of Publication: 11 May 2016
Effective Date: 27 April 2016

Version 1.4 of the Verisign DNSSEC Practice Statement for TLD/GTLD platform (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC Practice Statement for the Verisign TLD/GTLD platform. It states the practices and provisions that are employed in providing Verisign TLD/GTLD Zone Signing and Zone distribution services that include, but are not limited to, issuing, managing, changing and distributing DNS keys.

Date of Publication: 06 January 2017
Effective Date: 21 December 2016

Version 1.0 of the Verisign Operated TLD/CTLD Zones (PDF) is now in the Repository. This document is the auxiliary document of “DNSSEC Practice Statement for the TLD/GTLD Zones”. It lists the TLD/GTLD Zones operated by Verisign. Verisign is either (1) the delegated Registry Operator for the TLD/GTLD Zones under contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN), or (2) operating back end registry services under contract to the Registry Operator who has designated Verisign as the Technical Contact in Internet Assigned Numbers Authority’s (IANA) Root Zone Database.

Date of Publication: 06 January 2017
Effective Date: 21 December 2016

DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the COM Zone, NET Zone, and EDU Zone is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the COM Zone, NET Zone and EDU Zone for the period from December 1st, 2014 to December 31, 2015. 

Date of Publication: 25 April 2016
Effective Date: 24 March 2016

DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Root Zone is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Root Zone for the period from December 1st, 2014 to December 31, 2015.

Date of Publication: 25 April 2016
Effective Date: 24 March 2016

DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Managed DNSSEC and DNSSEC Cloud Signing Systems is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Managed DNSSEC and DNSSEC Cloud Signing Systems for the period from December 1st, 2014 to December 31, 2015.

Date of Publication: 25 April 2016
Effective Date: 24 March 2016

DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the TLD/GTLD Platform is now in the Repository. This document is the DNSSEC SOC 3 Attestation Report for the Verisign TLD/GTLD platform for the period from December 1st, 2014 to December 31, 2015.

Date of Publication: 25 April 2016
Effective Date: 24 March 2016