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.
DNS-OARC would like to congratulate Antoin Verschuren and Ondrej Filip for their recent election to the Board of Directors of DNS-OARC during the AGM held at the ICANN meeting in Toronto. Our thanks to Stephane Bortzmeyer for his many terms of service. The Toronto workshop was a great success with over 75 attendees and a number of excellent presentations.
ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee recently solicited input (again) on the issue of "Dotless Domains." A fellow OARC member asked me if I could generate a list of the top 50,000 dotless domains seen at the root name servers. This type of data is available in the annual Day in the Life of the Internet (DITL) collections that OARC performs annually. I ran the analys is for the April 2012 data. Out of 30.1 billion queries in the data set, 1.76 billion (5.8%) were queries for single-label names. Here are the top 20:
Rank Count Query ==== =========== ===================== 1 287,650,115 local 2 31,698,784 localhost 3 16,562,544 wpad 4 13,367,843 com 5 12,983,976 ru 6 8,970,691 _nfsv4idmapdomain 7 5,490,837 net 8 4,416,080 \032 9 4,187,822 org 10 3,372,632 mail 11 2,776,746 de 12 2,658,933 uk 13 1,940,390 unifi 14 1,795,716 jp 15 1,725,496 yotaaccessinterface 16 1,679,345 mybooklive 17 1,507,665 pl 18 1,406,996 http 19 1,294,151 arpa 20 1,264,372 helvetica,
Dear OARC members, On behalf of the board, I'm very pleased to announce our new Executive Director, Keith Mitchell. This continues the long-standing association that Keith, who comes with outstanding qualifications, has had with OARC.
At the upcoming AGM DNS-OARC members will be electing two directors for its board of directors. We are looking for nominations for candidates willing to serve a two-year term on the Board and contribute to the continued growth of OARC. The Board meets monthly, by teleconference, to review DNS-OARC operations. We expect our directors to actively contribute to the various ongoing, email based, discussions and provide feedback as needed. An ideal candidate will be one with the business experience to help formulate strategy and guide the policy that drives DNS-OARC. To be eligible, a candidate must be from an DNS-OARC Member in good standing. If you would like to nominate (or self-nominate) a candidate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief background. We will be asking nominees for a statement of interest. The list of current nominees is available online and will be updates as candidates step forward. (https://www.dns-oarc.net/oarc/workshop-201210/elections). Cut off for nominations is September 30th. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me directly. Thanks Matt Larson Chairman, DNS-OARC email@example.com
Using the same data as OARC's Root Zone Trends, we also have simple graphs showing the count and percentage of TLDs (including any IANA testbed TLDs) signed with DNSSEC. More correctly, this is the number of TLDs with one or more DS records published in the root zone.
At the upcoming AGM DNS-OARC members will be electing two directors for its board of directors. We are looking for nominations for candidates willing to serve a two-year term on the Board and contribute to the continued growth of OARC. The Board meets monthly, by teleconference, to review DNS-OARC operations.
Dear colleagues, I am pleased to announce the formation of the DNS-OARC DNS Operations Trust Group.
DNS-OARC is pleased to announce our involvement in the DNS EASY 2011 conference being held this fall in Rome.