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Everyone should have access to an open and trusted Internet.
Read our reports, papers, and other documents for insight and vision on how we can get there.

Action Plan 2024

Our roadmap for tackling the threats and challenges for today’s Internet as we look to grow and defend it for future generations.

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Impact Report 2022

In a year of upheaval, the Internet connected us to reliable information, social connection, and opportunity. Find out how we addressed threats and connected underserved populations.

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Internet Impact Briefs

Shorter reports that analyze how different policies or new technologies may affect what the Internet needs to exist and thrive.

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Global Internet Report (GIR)

From trust to consolidation, access to sustainability, a deep look at the forces shaping our digital future.

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Policy Briefs

Our perspective on critical Internet issues, including community networks, encryption, open Internet standards, Internet Exchange Points, and more.

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Number Resource Organization

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) is a coordinating body for the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) that manage the distribution of Internet number resources including IP addresses and Autonomous System ...

NIST Secure Domain Name System (DNS) Deployment Guide

The United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) created an excellent "Special Publication" related to DNSSEC: Secure Domain Name System (DNS) Deployment Guide Like many of NIST's Special ...

Video: How DNSSEC Works

This silent video created by Shinkuro, Inc., provides a good visualization of how DNS works normally, how an attacker can hijack DNS queries, and how DNSSEC can protect the integrity ...

DNSSEC RFCs

DNSSEC was originally specified in the following three RFCs:
  • RFC 4033 - DNS Security Introduction and Requirements
  • RFC 4034 - Resource Records for the DNS Security Extensions
  • RFC 4035 ...

Testing: DNSViz – A DNS Visualization Tool

To test DNSSEC for a domain, Sandia National Laboratories operates "DNSViz - A DNS visualization tool" at:

http://dnsviz.net/

You just enter the domain to be tested into the ...

Testing: DNSSEC Analyzer

If you want to test if DNSSEC is correctly implemented for a domain, a great tool is the "DNSSEC Analyzer" operated by Verisign Labs:

http://dnssec-debugger.verisignlabs.com/

You simply enter ...

Case Study: NLnet Labs

A member of the NLnet Labs team describes the deployment of IPv6 at a home network in this case study.


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Case Study: ARIN

This case study is presented by ARIN and describes the deployment of IPv6 from an enterprise network and hosting perspective. The case study was presented in 2010.


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Case Study: Hurricane Electric

This case study was presented by Hurricane Electric at an ARIN meeting in 2010. The study describes IPv6 deployment from a hosting provider perspective.


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Site: ARIN IPv6 Wiki – GetIPv6.info

IPv6 Badge The American Registry for Internet Numbers(ARIN) maintains an excellent site for IPv6. It's chock full of tutorials, whitepapers, examples for beginners and experts alike. Learn how to get an ...

DNSSEC in 6 Minutes

While this tutorial dates from 2008 before the signing of top-level zones, this 6-minute presentation in PDF provides a detailed look into the steps involved with setting up DNSSEC and ...

Whitepaper: Preparing for DNSSEC: Best Practices, Recommendations, and Tips for Successful Implementation

DNSSEC badge In this detailed whitepaper from Cisco Systems, the authors cover the following topics:
  • Understanding DNS
  • Understanding DNSSEC
  • Preparing Your Network
  • Preparing Your DNS Infrastructure
  • Troubleshooting DNSSEC
  • References and ...

Organization Reports

On annual basis, we publish annual reports (an Action Plan and Impact Report), as well as financial reports, annual financial statements, and Form 990s.