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Domain Name System (DNS)

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a global database that translates domain names (such as www.internetsociety.org) to Internet addresses that are used by computers to talk to each other. DNS also provides other information about domain names, such as mail services.

DNS News

Watch Live On Monday, 25 June – DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN 62 in Panama
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Domain Name System (DNS) 22 June 2018

Watch Live On Monday, 25 June – DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN 62 in Panama

With the DNSSEC Root Key Rollover coming up on October 11, how prepared are we as an industry? What...

SEE 7: Connectivity, Routing Security & IoT
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Domain Name System (DNS) 17 June 2018

SEE 7: Connectivity, Routing Security & IoT

The 7th RIPE South-East Europe (SEE 7) meeting is being held on 18-19 June 2018 in Timisoara, Romania, and is...

The Week in Internet News: AI Could Reshape the Music Industry, in a Good Way
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Domain Name System (DNS) 23 April 2018

The Week in Internet News: AI Could Reshape the Music Industry, in a Good Way

AI Hits the Right Notes: Artificial intelligence-generated music is reshaping the industry, but that’s not such a bad thing,...

Call for Participation – ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN62, Panama City
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Domain Name System (DNS) 20 April 2018

Call for Participation – ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN62, Panama City

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory...

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service with privacy, TLS and more
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Domain Name System (DNS) 12 April 2018

Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service with privacy, TLS and more

There was an important development this month with the launch of Cloudflare’s new 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver service. This is a...

Deadline TODAY (23:59 UTC) to submit comments to ICANN on 2018 DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover Plan
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Domain Name System (DNS) 2 April 2018

Deadline TODAY (23:59 UTC) to submit comments to ICANN on 2018 DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover Plan

Do you believe ICANN should go ahead with the plan to roll the Root Key Signing Key (KSK) on...

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  • DNS Considerations for IPv6

    With so much information on IPv6 focusing on connectivity, it’s sometimes important to remember that deploying IPv6 for actual...

  • DNS Servers Supporting DNSSEC

    When you install a DNS “server” on your network, it generally acts as either: 1) an “authoritative server” serving...

  • State of DNSSEC Deployment 2016

    This report provides a snapshot of the state of deployment of DNSSEC as of the end of 2016. Please download...