Introduction to DNS-OARC

Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 22:40
The DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS-OARC) brings together key operators, implementors, and researchers on a trusted platform so they can coordinate responses to attacks and other concerns, share information and learn together. DNS-OARC has five key functions:
  • 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.

Recap: DNS Community Day @ APRICOT 2024

Submitted by denesh on Tue, 03/26/2024 - 17:11

As part of wider outreach activities we hosted the inaugural DNS Community Day last month during APRICOT 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand.

In our latest blog, DNS-OARC President, Phil Regnauld, recounts the key highlights, and pivotal discussions that transpired in the run-up to and during the meeting. The event left us inspired and informed about the future direction of our initiatives.

[Read the blog]

Introducing the 2024 OARC Programme Committee … plus a reminder about OARC 42 Registrations

Submitted by rebecca on Mon, 01/08/2024 - 12:37

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.

We’d like to introduce you to the Programme Committee (PC) for 2024 as well as update you on OARC 42. The Board decided for 2024 to extend the size of the PC to 9 members. [Full Article]


Submitted by denesh on Wed, 11/22/2023 - 10:44

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.