Registration Operations Workshop (ROW)

ROW highlights

  • Submit your proposal for ROW13; deadline May 10th, 2024!
  • Register NOW to attend ROW13!


The Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) is an informal industry conference that offers a platform for discussing the technical intricacies of registration operations within the domain name system. Past sessions have included presentations and panel discussions focused on Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), WHOIS, Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI), Registry Lock, Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) and many more (see details here).

The 13th ROW will be held via remote participation on June 4th, 2024 13:00 – 17:00 UTC (check local time zone here). 


The call for presentation or panel proposals is NOW OPEN. Please submit a short abstract describing your proposal to [email protected], by May 10th, 2024.


The Program Committee invites submissions alingned with this non-exhaustive list of broad topics: 

  • RDRS from an operational perspective
  • RDAP implementation experience
  • Implementation of NIS2 Directive
  • New DNS Delegation (deleg) - impact on registration systems
  • Best practices for DNSSEC Key management
  • DNS abuse
  • How might Artificial Intelligence (AI) affect the registration ecosystem
  • Topics relevant to EPP, RPKI and other protocols relevant to Registration Systems
  • Digital Identity topics (eIDAS, etc.)
  • Registry/Registrar Industry Coming of Age:
    • Handling turnover of staff or platform providers, transitioning
    • Evolving the role of the registry within the Internet economy/environment (meaning, gov’t/others)
    • Does having a distributed workforce help or hinder the operations of a registry/registrar?

We also encourage any discussions/suggestions for additional topics on ROW’s mailing list: [email protected].

  • Call for Speakers Opens: March 19th, 2024
  • Call for Speakers Closes: May 10th, 2024
  • Acceptance Notifications: May 14th, 2024
  • Confirmations of Acceptance Due: May 17th, 2024
  • Agenda Publication: May 20th, 2024
  • Presentations Due: May 28th, 2024
  • Conference Event Date: June 4th, 2024

Registration process is now open. The attendance is free but registration is required to receive conference login credentials. To register, click here.

The Registration Operations Workshop is open to all industry members including address/gTLD/ccTLD registries, domain name registrars, resellers, and second level domain registries, to present and discuss technical topics related to real world experiences of implementing registration operations. 

This event is sponsored by ICANN and Verisign and organized by Cofomo.

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Last update: 15 April 2024