December 7, 2020 by the international organizations ICANN and the RIPE NCC online meeting


Information on the topics covered at the online meeting of representatives organized on December 7, 2020 by the international organizations ICANN and the RIPE NCC.

Speakers: Maxim Burtikov, Alex Semenyaka, Mikhaik Anisimov.
General concepts about IPv6, development and widespread implementation;
Development of 5G technology;
General concepts about DNSSEC, definitions and news;
GAC engagement with Governments.

Alex Semenyaka in his speech about IPv6 mentioned, that IPv6 was developed in 1998 and was supported by major equipment manufacturers in 2000-2005, however, the acceptable interoperability between network equipment manufacturers was gained only in 2012-2014. Number of addresses in IPv6 is 3,4×103 ^8, versus (4,3×109) for IPv4. Basic principles are the same as in IPv4, but it is not enough to substitute one address for another.

IPv6 Deployment.

USA mobile operator T-Mobile ran an IPv6-only mobile network in 2013, now more than 80% of mobile data in the USA uses IPv6.
Indian mobile operator Reliance Jio ran 100% IPv6 compliant 4G network with VoLTE, more than 90% clients are using IPv6.
Japanese mobile operators KDDI and Softbank lead the race (42% and 34% correspondingly).

Alex Semenyaka in his speech about 5G technology mentioned, that 5G based on well-known, proven, mature approaches, that the telecom industry is ready for it, he noted that the harmonization of 5G technology is a sign of effective support for information technology, and from the first days of the development of 5G infrastructure, it is taken into account that this technology was created with IPv6 in its blood.

Mikhail Anisimov said in his speech that DNSSEC is a security tool in the domain names system, being currently implemented protocol for DNS security, this protocol leads to the creation of a single, open, public key infrastructure (PKI) for domain names. DNSSEC is the result of over 10 years of community-driven open standards development.

Who needs DNSSEC?

Milhail Anisimov, in his speech on GAC engagement with governments, noted that the GAC is one ICANN Advisory Committee which advises ICANN Board on issues relating to public policy development. Composition of the GAC: National governments and distinct economies (178 members) and 36 observers (Multinational governmental and treaty organizations).