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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

IETF 103, Day 1: IPv6, TLS, DNS Privacy & Other Crypto
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Domain Name System (DNS) 4 November 2018

IETF 103, Day 1: IPv6, TLS, DNS Privacy & Other Crypto

The Working Group sessions start tomorrow at IETF 103 in Bangkok, Thailand, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting...

Rough Guide to IETF 103: DNSSEC, DNS Security and DNS Privacy
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Domain Name System (DNS) 2 November 2018

Rough Guide to IETF 103: DNSSEC, DNS Security and DNS Privacy

As happened earlier this year at IETF 102 in Montreal, DNS privacy will receive a large focus in the...

Watch Live – DNSSEC Workshop on October 24 at ICANN 63 in Barcelona
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Domain Name System (DNS) 23 October 2018

Watch Live – DNSSEC Workshop on October 24 at ICANN 63 in Barcelona

What can we learn from recent success of the Root KSK Rollover? What is the status of DNSSEC deployment...

Are you ready? How to prepare for the DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover on October 11, 2018
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Domain Name System (DNS) 4 October 2018

Are you ready? How to prepare for the DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover on October 11, 2018

Are you ready? Are your systems prepared so that DNS will keep functioning for your networks?  One week from...

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...

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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...