Registration Operations Workshop (ROW)

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  • Check-out ROW13 detailed agenda
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  • Celebrating ROW's 10th anniversary! A decade of collaboration and inspiration! Thank you to the incredible community that has fueled this journey!
  • Meet the team behind ROW's coordination efforts: our Program Committee Members!


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). 


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  • 13:00 - Opening Remarks
  • 13:05 - Sofia Silva Berenguer [NRO/APNIC] & Brad Gorman [ARIN] – Collaborating to Advance RPKI: New Initiatives and Global Progress
  • 13:30 - Panel: Implementations of NIS 2 Directive
    • Polina Malaja [CENTR] - chair - NIS 2 Directive Overview: Impact on TLD operators
    • Pawel Kowalik [DENIC eG] - Exploring Synergies in NIS 2 Implementation: A Path to Convergence
    • Timo Võhmar [Estonian Internet Foundation] - Know your registrant (KYR) - making internet a safer place
    • Alexander Mayrhofer [ GmbH] - EPP for NIS2 – The .at Approach
  • 14:20 - Simon Fernandez [Grenoble INP, Univ. Grenoble Alps] - WHOIS Right? An Analysis of WHOIS and RDAP Consistency
  • 14:45 - Break
  • 15:00 - Gavin Brown [ICANN] - Stealth RDAP
  • 15:25 - Isaac Henderson [Fraunhofer IAO] - DNS as a bridge to establish interoperable trust across different trust anchors
  • 15:50 - Werner Staub [CORE Association] - Standardized DNSSEC-Signed Attestions for Sport (
  • 16:15 - Gautam Akiwate [Stanford University] - Best Practices for Deletion in EPP
  • 16:40 - Open discussion & Closing Remarks

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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