- Information Sharing. DNS-OARC provides a trusted, shared platform to allow the DNS operations community to share information and data. Stringent confidentiality requirements and secure communications mean that proprietary information can be shared on a bilateral basis.
- Operational Characterization. As Internet traffic levels continue to grow, the demand on root and other key nameservers will outgrow the current infrastructure: this year's DDoS attack traffic levels will become next year's steady state load. DNS-OARC measures the performance and load of key nameservers and publish statistics on both traffic load and traffic type (including error types).
- Workshops. DNS-OARC organizes semi-annual workshops where members and the public are invited to give presentations on timely topics relevant to DNS both operations and research.
- Analysis. Leading researchers and developers provide long-term analysis of DNS performance and post-mortems of attacks so that institutional learning occurs. A well-provisioned system allows members to upload traces and logs, and to perform their own analysis.
- Tools and Services. As vulnerabilities and DNS problems come to light, DNS-OARC develops publicly available tools and services to assist with highlighting, diagnosing, and remedying such problems.
Read about the recent updates to our software and about the new exciting project for DITL data!
Wishing you a joyous New Year from DNS-OARC! We hope you had a delightful holiday, and we eagerly anticipate collaborating with you in the coming year.
Everyone always says “It’s the DNS.” We wanted to know why. Come to OARC 42 to get the ultimate answer
Attention, hitchhikers of the DNS galaxy! DNS-OARC is delighted to announce the opening of registration for OARC 42. Get ready for a two-day hybrid conference on February 8–9, 2024, right here on Earth, in Charlotte, NC, USA.
Call for Papers (CFP) has been extended until November 28, 2023.
An international gathering of DNS experts transcended geographical challenges and inclement weather, fostering a forum for the exchange of invaluable insights. As we reflect on this event, we request your participation in the workshop survey, open until October 1st. Delve further into the discussions and discoveries from OARC 41 in our comprehensive workshop summary [https://bit.ly/OARC41Recap]. Your input is crucial as we advance the DNS field.
Learn more about our exciting announcement and Phil's vision for the future: https://dnsoarc.medium.com/71fd7b69cc1d?source=friends_link&sk=ebb08e034122739adfd4e351b066d99c
2023 OARC AGM
The DNS-OARC 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held as an online-only event on Thursday 12th October at 15:00 UTC.
OARC 41 will be an online and in-person (Da Nang, Vietnam) hybrid workshop on September 6th and 7th, 2023, after "A Day of DNS Abuse Discussions" on September 4th and immediately following the ICANN DNS Symposium on September 5th in the same venue. Registration (free for both online and in-person) and accommodation booking are open. [ Full blog post ]