Netnod / Autonomica responds to NTIA's intent to proceed with DNSSEC in the root
Dear Ms. Alexander
Autonomica AB operates one of Internet's 13 public root name servers for the DNS. As such we have wholeheartedly participated in the deployment and testing of DNSSEC in the root zone, orchestrated by ICANN and Verisign. We have read the "Final Report on DNSSEC Deployment Testing and Evaluation in the Root Zone" jointly published by ICANN and Verisign, and in all parts where we have first hand knowledge, we find it to be a fair and accurate description of the situation. We have no reason to believe that the parts where we do not have first hand knowledge are less fair or less accurate.
We concur with the notion that no harmful effects have been observed, and we share ICANN's and Verisign's view that none of the minor details in the testing plan that failed to meet with full success pose concern for further deployment.
Our counclusions are fully in line with those of the NTIA, and we warmly support its decision to proceed with full deployment of DNSSEC in the root zone.
Finally we would like to commend the DoC, and especially the NTIA, in its outstanding efforts to make this happen. We also acknowledge the equally outstanding efforts by ICANN and Verisign, and many other involved parties, and we believe the Internet community as a whole will benefit greatly from this.