IGF 2020 WS #67 trust issues in IPv6 Internet Infrastructure

Thematic Track

Organizer 1: Sureswaran Ramadass, ITU-MUST Center of Expertise
Organizer 2: PREMKUMAR RAJAGOPAL, MALAYSIA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Organizer 3: Satya Gupta, ITU APT Foundation of India
Organizer 4: MOHAMED ELNOUR ABDELHAFEZ FADUL, Sudan Internet Society
Organizer 5: Latif Ladid, IPv6Forum
Organizer 6: Shuai Liu, BII Group
Organizer 7: Desire KARYABWITE, ITU

Speaker 1: Satya Gupta, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 2: MOHAMED ELNOUR ABDELHAFEZ FADUL, Technical Community, African Group
Speaker 3: Latif Ladid, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 4: Shuai Liu, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 5: Desire KARYABWITE, Intergovernmental Organization, Intergovernmental Organization

Moderator

Sureswaran Ramadass, Technical Community, Asia-Pacific Group

Online Moderator

MOHAMED ELNOUR ABDELHAFEZ FADUL, Technical Community, African Group

Rapporteur

PREMKUMAR RAJAGOPAL, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group

Format

Break-out Group Discussions - Flexible Seating - 90 Min

Policy Question(s)

Subthemes and Topics: 1. Internet (Ipv4 and IPv6) Infrastructure’s Global Trust 2. Distributed IPv6 DNS as a trusted Infrastructure 3. Will More IPv6 DNS Root Servers increase the trust level 4. How can Capacity Building help build more trust for IPv6 Internet Infrastructure 5. How can Research help build more trust for IPv6 Internet Infrastructure Policy Questions: This workshop addresses the following policy questions: 1. What policies need to be put in place/added to existing policies to make IPv6 Infrastructure more relevant to Trust? 2. What policies need to be put in place to increase the trust of Distributed IPv6 DNS servers 3. Would increasing the number of IPv6 Root DNS servers increase trust? What policies need to be put in place to manage this? 4. How to encourage these policies to be globally adopted and practiced.

Issue 1: Does the general Public and Governments consider the new IPv6 Infrastructure to be more transparent and trusted as compared to the current IPv4 Infrastructure (Domain name management Systems and IP Address Management Systems). Issue 2: Will creating more IPv6 based Distributed DNS systems and increasing IPv6 DNS Root Servers help the Internet Community and build more Trust in Internet Infrastructure. Opportunity 1: How Capacity Building can play a role in enhancing trust in IPv6 Infrastructure systems Opportunity 2: To identify areas of Research that can play a role in enhancing trust in IPv6 Infrastructure systems

SDGs

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Description:

The main content of this workshop will focus on trust issues related to IPv6 Infrastructure. This is very important today, given that IPv4 addresses have run out and the uptake of IPv6 on the Internet is on an exponential rise. A simple indicator is as follows: In January 2016, about 9% of google users used IPv6 to access google. In January 2020, the number of google users using IPv6 was almost 30%. This is an exponential increase of almost 21% in 4 years, given that it took almost 16 years to get it to 9%, with the assumption IPv6 rollout started in the year 2000. Given this growth factor, IPv6 will overtake IPv4 traffic by 2024. The Agenda for this workshop will be as follows: 1. Is IPv6 infrastructure more Trusted than IPv4 based Infrastructure? 2. Will creating more IPv6 based Distributed DNS systems and increasing IPv6 DNS Root Servers help the Internet Community and build more Trust in Internet Infrastructure. 3. How can Capacity building and Research play a role in enhancing trust in IPv6 Infrastructure systems The Methodology used will be Breakout Groups style with slight modifications. There will be three segments. First Segment. 15 mins. Chairman will introduce the general topic and then introduce each Moderator and the area the Moderator will cover. Second Segment. 45 mins. Each Moderator will cover the associated topic and discuss this with the members of his/her Interest SubGroup. The moderators together with their subgroups will then formulate their presentation. Third Segment. 30 mins. Each Moderator will present his findings to the entire Workshop members. Questions and Answered will be allowed from the general public, and the moderator and his/her team will have to respond accordingly. The final findings of each group will then be minuted and presented as the final outcome of the Workshop.

Expected Outcomes

The expected outcome of this workshop is to request the ITU-MUST Center to manage the following tasks: 1. Create a policy document outlining what needs to be addressed in order to make IPv6 Infrastructure more trusted. 2. Formulate capacity building programs that will address the trust challenges regarding IPv6 based infrastructure. 3. Propose Research Projects that can enhance the trust challenges regarding IPv6 based infrastructure.

Interaction with Workshop participants will be conducted during the second stage and the third stage. Second Segment. 45 mins. Each Moderator will cover the associated topic and discuss this with the members of his/her Interest SubGroup. The moderators together with their subgroups will then formulate their presentation. Third Segment. 30 mins. Each Moderator will present his findings to the entire Workshop members. Questions and Answered will be allowed from the general public, and the moderator and his/her team will have to respond accordingly. The final findings of each group will then be minuted and presented as the final outcome of the Workshop. We expect participation from the global Internet community. Technical, Regulatory as well as the user community.

Relevance to Internet Governance: This Roundtable will formulate ways (methods) to address the trust issues related to IPv6 Infrastructure These proposed methods can then be further refined and formulated into policies and governance for use by the Internet Governing Bodies and Regulators. The ITU-MUST Center can coordinate to formulate such a policy document for global use. Internet Trust is a key area in Internet Governance today. Almost all organizations and governments are reviewing and formulating policies based on trust. Thus providing accurate and relevant information regarding trust in IPv6 Infrastructure to the IGF participants is important

Relevance to Theme: This proposal submission is related to the (TRUST) theme, as it is already well known that Internet infrastructure systems are now considered a crucial component which affect our daily life. Most of these infrastructure systems have started or are already supporting IPv6. (IPv6  is the Internet protocol that was developed to replace IPv4). To continue to maintain the Trust of the internet, some of the current IPv6 Internet infrastructure systems will need to be restudied, taking into consideration current and future Trust related issues. Research and capacity building projects, as well as policies should be formulated to address these issues.

Online Participation

 

Usage of IGF Official Tool. Additional Tools proposed: Yes, Online video conferencing called CliteHD.com (see www.clitehd.com)