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'''TCR''' or '''Trusted Community Representative''' is a term given by [[ICANN]] to those who hold the keys to [[DNSSEC]] of Internet. Every TCR has been given a part of the master key. The first key signing ceremony took place on 16th June 2010. [[ICANN]] has taken this decision to avoid any terrorist attack or any other catastrophic event on the Internet. If it ever happened, the TCRs will meet at one place, generate a master key and will reboot the [[DNS]]. They are nt rebooting the entire Internet, as many news outlets have stated, but rather rebooting the DNSSEC protocols, implemented in 2010, that protect the DNS.<ref>[http://www.technewsdaily.com/845-internet-key-holders-are-insurance-against-cyber-attack.html Internet Keyholders are Insurance against Cyber-Attack, TechNewsDaily.com]</ref> There are twenty-one TCRs selected by [[ICANN]] around the globe.<ref>[http://www.root-dnssec.org/tcr/ Root-DNSSEC]</ref><ref>[http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/briton-holds-key-to-rebooting-the-internet-8670 eWeekEurope]</ref>
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'''TCR''' or '''Trusted Community Representative''' is a term given by [[ICANN]] to those who hold the keys to [[DNSSEC]] of Internet. Every TCR has been given a part of the master key. The first key signing ceremony took place on 16th June 2010. [[ICANN]] has taken this decision to avoid any terrorist attack or any other catastrophic event on the Internet. If it ever happened, the TCRs will meet at one place, generate a master key and will reboot the [[DNS]]. They are not rebooting the entire Internet, as many news outlets have stated, but rather rebooting the DNSSEC protocols, implemented in 2010, that protect the DNS.<ref>[http://www.technewsdaily.com/845-internet-key-holders-are-insurance-against-cyber-attack.html Internet Keyholders are Insurance against Cyber-Attack, TechNewsDaily.com]</ref> There are twenty-one TCRs selected by [[ICANN]] around the globe.<ref>[http://www.root-dnssec.org/tcr/ Root-DNSSEC]</ref><ref>[http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/briton-holds-key-to-rebooting-the-internet-8670 eWeekEurope]</ref>
  
 
==Current TCRs==
 
==Current TCRs==
 
===Main TCRs===
 
===Main TCRs===
The seven main recovery key share holders are:<ref>[https://www.dnssec-deployment.org/index.php/2010/06/icann-names-trusted-community-representatives/ DNSSEC-Deployment]</ref>
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There are seven main recovery key share holders, five of them are needed to meet in a secure location in the US should the DNS falter.<ref>[http://www.technewsdaily.com/845-internet-key-holders-are-insurance-against-cyber-attack.html Internet Keyholders Insurance Against Cyber-Attack, TechNewsDaily.com]</ref> The seven main representatives are:<ref>[https://www.dnssec-deployment.org/index.php/2010/06/icann-names-trusted-community-representatives/ DNSSEC-Deployment]</ref>
  
 
* [[Bevil Wooding]], Trinidad Tobago
 
* [[Bevil Wooding]], Trinidad Tobago

Revision as of 01:58, 24 November 2011

TCR or Trusted Community Representative is a term given by ICANN to those who hold the keys to DNSSEC of Internet. Every TCR has been given a part of the master key. The first key signing ceremony took place on 16th June 2010. ICANN has taken this decision to avoid any terrorist attack or any other catastrophic event on the Internet. If it ever happened, the TCRs will meet at one place, generate a master key and will reboot the DNS. They are not rebooting the entire Internet, as many news outlets have stated, but rather rebooting the DNSSEC protocols, implemented in 2010, that protect the DNS.[1] There are twenty-one TCRs selected by ICANN around the globe.[2][3]

Current TCRs

Main TCRs

There are seven main recovery key share holders, five of them are needed to meet in a secure location in the US should the DNS falter.[4] The seven main representatives are:[5]

Crypto Officers for the US East Coast Facility

ICANN selected backup members as well. They are:

Crypto Officers for the US West Coast Facility

Backup Crypto Officers

Backup Recovery Key Share Holders

References