Registration Operations Workshop (ROW)

The Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) is an informal industry conference that provides a forum for discussion of the technical aspects of registration operations in the domain name system.

ROW highlights
  • ROW12 on June 20th, 2023, 13:00 – 17:00 UTC. Register NOW! 
  • ROW12 agenda to be published shortly

The 12th ROW will be held via remote participation on June 20th, 2023, 13:00 – 17:00 UTC (click here for event local time). 

Registration process is now open!

The call for presentation and panel proposals is now closed.

The Program Commitee would like to thank all those that showed their interest to speak during this session of the ROW. Given the suggested topics within received proposals, in order to accomodate a maximum number of speakers, the Program Committee has decided to extend this session of the ROW to a duration of 4h.

The final agenda will be published shortly.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of topics suggested by the Program Commitee during the call for proposals timeframe:

  • Registries and DNS Hosting: 
    > RPKI from a registry operator’s perspective 
    > Experience with Universal Acceptance deployments  
    > Accommodating third party providers (i.e., not the registrant or registrar themselves) 
    > CDS/CDNSKEY or CSYNC deployment experience
  • Registries and Internet Ecosystem: 
    > Registry database access 
    > Interaction with Public Safety and Law Enforcement 
    > Regulation, Current or Coming 
    > Implementing Full-scale security, including Routing to Nameservers 
  • Registry 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)

Past workshops have included discussions focused on Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP), WHOIS, Registry Lock, Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) and many more (see Events tab). 

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.

Stay tuned for further updates! 

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Last update: 15 May 2023