Vacancies at DNS-OARC

As part of OARC's strategic development plan, we will be hiring for a number of positions in 2014/5. These are unique opportunities for independent-minded candidates seeking to develop their experience and skills with a nonprofit organization of critical importance to the future of the Internet. This is a chance to play a key role in growing OARC as a respected, sustainable, autonomous, neutral organization.

Currently there are no open positions.

DNS Looking Glass Information

Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:45

There are a number of DNS Looking Glass sites around the Internet that will allow anyone to send a DNS query from that location. Looking Glasses are of particular use in the case of troubleshooting a problem with a DNS zone that is served from an anycasted service. In the event of a problem with the service, the view of a zone can be very different from distant places on the Internet. Here is a list of some of the known looking glass sites around the Internet:

OARC Spring 2014 Workshop and EGM (Warsaw)

The agenda for DNS-OARC's 2014 Spring Workshop and Member EGM on the 10th and 11th May, in Warsaw, Poland is now available here. This will be held at the same location the subsequent RIPE68 meeting, and we're grateful to Microsoft and Verisign for being our main sponsors for this workshop. Our talks include a study of Open Resolvers, on detection of Botnet Domains, and on connection-oriented improvements to DNS security.

New TLD Applicants Make Major Infrastructure Donation to DNS-OARC

DNS-OARC is pleased to announce we have received a substantial one-off equipment donation from a number of its Members in common with the the New TLD Applicant Group.

This is allowing these and other OARC members to perform independent analysis on OARC's Day in the Life of the Internet (DITL) data-set, to further understand the results of ICANN's " High-Risk Strings Collisions" study.

DNS-OARC Supports High-Risks Strings Collisions Studies

As well as running twice-yearly workshops, various public benefit tools and inter-member co-operation platforms, OARC operates a number of large-scale data gathering initiatives, which collect data from its members' infrastructure. One of these, initiated in 2004 in co-operation with CAIDA and funded by the NSF, is a "Day in the Life of the Internet"" (DITL). This gathers detailed data-sets of DNS queries to root and top-level DNS operators for a 48-hour period at least once a year.

Verisign Make Major Donation in Support of DNS-OARC

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DNS-OARC is pleased to announce that we have received a substantial one-off donation from <a href="http://www.verisign.com">Verisign</a> to assist with OARC development.
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This, together with future member meeting sponsorship support as well as higher than expected rates of member upgrades and premium renewals, has allowed us to revise our 2013 budget on a notably increased revenue base.
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Verisign's donation is being used for two main purposes:<ul>

New Root Operator Representative Appointed to OARC Board

After more than 4 years of service to DNS-OARC, Matt Larson of Verisign recently took the decision to stand down as the Root Operator's representative to the OARC Board. After deliberation, OARC's Root Servers Advisory Committee has decided to appoint John Crain, representing ICANN/L-Root, as his replacement. DNS-OARC would like to congratulate John on his appointment and to thank Matt for his contribution and commitment.