Parallel Operations Root Zone Management System Comparison

The Root Zone Management System (RZMS) is a set of tools, which allows ICANN as the IANA Functions Operator, Verisign, as the Root Zone Maintainer, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC), as the Root Zone Administrator, to collaboratively manage the changes to the Internet’s single authoritative root zone.

In preparation for the implementation phase of NTIA’s announced intent to transition out of key Internet domain name functions, NTIA asked Verisign and ICANN to develop a proposal outlining a technical plan and testing regime for phasing out NTIA’s administrative role associated with root zone management in a manner that maintains the security, stability and resiliency of the DNS. In conjunction with that proposal, Verisign and ICANN are jointly testing and proving a new version of the RZMS that performs all of the same functions as the current RZMS, but uses a modified workflow which omits the NTIA authorization steps. The period of testing, referred to as "parallel operations”, will be used to prove that the new RZMS produces identical matching output for every zone produced by the current RZMS. The table below indicates the pass/fail status of each zone produced, including links to the comparison results.

PRODUCTION SERIAL NUMBER PARALLEL COMPARISON
2016070501 No Differences Found
2016070500 No Differences Found
2016070401 No Differences Found
2016070400 No Differences Found
2016070301 No Differences Found
2016070300 No Differences Found
2016070201 No Differences Found
2016070200 No Differences Found
2016070101 No Differences Found
2016070100 No Differences Found
2016063001 No Differences Found
2016063000 No Differences Found
2016062901 No Differences Found
2016062900 No Differences Found
2016062801 No Differences Found
2016062800 No Differences Found
2016062701 No Differences Found
2016062700 No Differences Found
2016062601 No Differences Found
2016062600 No Differences Found
2016062501 No Differences Found
2016062500 No Differences Found
2016062401 No Differences Found
2016062400 No Differences Found
2016062301 No Differences Found
2016062300 No Differences Found
2016062201 No Differences Found
2016062200 No Differences Found
2016062101 No Differences Found
2016062100 No Differences Found
2016062001 No Differences Found
2016062000 No Differences Found
2016061901 No Differences Found
2016061900 No Differences Found
2016061801 No Differences Found
2016061800 No Differences Found
2016061701 No Differences Found
2016061700 No Differences Found
2016061601 No Differences Found
2016061600 No Differences Found
2016061501 No Differences Found
2016061500 No Differences Found
2016061401 No Differences Found
2016061400 No Differences Found
2016061301 No Differences Found
2016061300 No Differences Found
2016061201 No Differences Found
2016061200 No Differences Found
2016061101 No Differences Found
2016061100 No Differences Found
2016061001 No Differences Found
2016061000 No Differences Found
2016060901 No Differences Found
2016060900 No Differences Found
2016060801 No Differences Found
2016060800 No Differences Found
2016060701 No Differences Found
2016060700 No Differences Found
2016060601 No Differences Found
2016060600 No Differences Found
2016060501 No Differences Found
2016060500 No Differences Found
2016060401 No Differences Found
2016060400 No Differences Found
2016060301 No Differences Found
2016060300 No Differences Found
2016060201 No Differences Found
2016060200 No Differences Found
2016060101 No Differences Found
2016060100 No Differences Found
2016053101 No Differences Found
2016053100 No Differences Found
2016053001 No Differences Found
2016053000 No Differences Found
2016052901 No Differences Found
2016052900 No Differences Found
2016052801 No Differences Found
2016052800 No Differences Found
2016052701 No Differences Found
2016052700 No Differences Found
2016052601 No Differences Found
2016052600 No Differences Found
2016052501 No Differences Found
2016052500 No Differences Found
2016052401 No Differences Found
2016052400 No Differences Found
2016052301 No Differences Found
2016052300 No Differences Found
2016052201 No Differences Found
2016052200 No Differences Found
2016052101 No Differences Found
2016052100 No Differences Found
2016052001 No Differences Found
2016052000 No Differences Found
2016051901 No Differences Found
2016051900 No Differences Found
2016051801 No Differences Found
2016051800 No Differences Found
2016051701 No Differences Found
2016051700 No Differences Found
2016051601 No Differences Found
2016051600 No Differences Found
2016051501 No Differences Found
2016051500 No Differences Found
2016051401 No Differences Found
2016051400 No Differences Found
2016051301 No Differences Found
2016051300 No Differences Found
2016051201 No Differences Found
2016051200 No Differences Found
2016051101 No Differences Found
2016051100 No Differences Found
2016051001 No Differences Found
2016051000 No Differences Found
2016050901 No Differences Found
2016050900 No Differences Found
2016050801 No Differences Found
2016050800 No Differences Found
2016050701 No Differences Found
2016050700 No Differences Found
2016050601 No Differences Found
2016050600 No Differences Found
2016050501 No Differences Found
2016050500 No Differences Found
2016050401 No Differences Found
2016050400 No Differences Found
2016050301 No Differences Found
2016050300 No Differences Found
2016050201 No Differences Found
2016050200 No Differences Found
2016050101 No Differences Found
2016050100 No Differences Found
2016043001 No Differences Found
2016043000 No Differences Found
2016042901 No Differences Found
2016042900 No Differences Found
2016042801 No Differences Found
2016042800 No Differences Found
2016042701 No Differences Found
2016042700 No Differences Found
2016042601 No Differences Found
2016042600 No Differences Found
2016042501 No Differences Found
2016042500 No Differences Found
2016042401 No Differences Found
2016042400 No Differences Found
2016042301 No Differences Found
2016042300 No Differences Found
2016042201 No Differences Found
2016042200 No Differences Found
2016042101 No Differences Found
2016042100 No Differences Found
2016042001 No Differences Found
2016042000 No Differences Found
2016041901 No Differences Found
2016041900 No Differences Found
2016041801 No Differences Found
2016041800 No Differences Found
2016041701 No Differences Found
2016041700 No Differences Found
2016041601 No Differences Found
2016041600 No Differences Found
2016041501 No Differences Found
2016041500 No Differences Found
2016041401 No Differences Found
2016041400 No Differences Found
2016041301 No Differences Found
2016041300 No Differences Found
2016041201 No Differences Found
2016041200 No Differences Found
2016041101 No Differences Found
2016041100 No Differences Found
2016041001 No Differences Found
2016041000 No Differences Found
2016040901 No Differences Found
2016040900 No Differences Found
2016040801 No Differences Found
2016040800 No Differences Found
2016040701 No Differences Found
2016040700 No Differences Found
2016040601 No Differences Found
2016040600 No Differences Found