ICANN is today releasing the After Action Report [PDF, 248 KB] from the IANA Business Continuity Exercise conducted on 19 January 2010. The exercise was discussed during the ICANN Nairobi meeting.
The primary objective of the exercise was to restore the production systems enumerated in the IANA Business Continuity Plan within four hours from the declaration of an incident, leveraging staff based outside of ICANN’s Marina del Rey office and ICANN’s Reston, Virginia, US hot site. Secondary objectives included validating several newly implemented communications and technical systems and processes.
The exercise was deemed a success in that most critical systems were restored within the first 30 minutes of the exercise and all systems were restored within 90 minutes. This is well within the four-hour timeframe. Additionally, stakeholders indicated that internal and external communications were appropriate and well received, and new procedures and systems functioned well.
The exercise was part of ICANN’s overall program for continuity and contingency testing, as well as on-going efforts related to IANA Business Excellence. Previous exercise After Action Reports are available at:
- 2009 Joint ICANN-gTLD Registry Continuity Exercise [PDF, 233 KB] (30 April 2008)
- 2008 ICANN gTLD Registry Failover Exercise [PDF, 165 KB] (6 April 2008)