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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.

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IETF 102, Day 4: DNS, IoT & TLS
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Domain Name System (DNS) 19 July 2018

IETF 102, Day 4: DNS, IoT & TLS

This week is IETF 102 in Montreal, Canada, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting the topics of interest...

IETF 102, Day 3: DNSSEC, DPRIVE & IoT
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Domain Name System (DNS) 18 July 2018

IETF 102, Day 3: DNSSEC, DPRIVE & IoT

This week is IETF 102 in Montreal, Canada, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting the topics of interest...

ISOC’s Hot Topics at IETF 102
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Domain Name System (DNS) 14 July 2018

ISOC’s Hot Topics at IETF 102

The 102nd meeting of the IETF starts tomorrow in Montreal, Canada. This is will be the third time that...

Rough Guide to IETF 102: DNSSEC, DNS Security and Privacy
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Domain Name System (DNS) 13 July 2018

Rough Guide to IETF 102: DNSSEC, DNS Security and Privacy

DNS privacy will receive a large focus in the latter half of the IETF 102 week with attention in...

A Deeper Dive Into Public DNS Resolver Quad9
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Domain Name System (DNS) 6 July 2018

A Deeper Dive Into Public DNS Resolver Quad9

There are plenty of public DNS resolvers. The best known was Google Public DNS i.e. 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for...

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...

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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...