The Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center (DNS-OARC) is a non-profit, membership organization that seeks to improve the security, stability, and understanding of the Internet's DNS infrastructure. DNS-OARC's mission is: to build relationships among its community of members and facilitate an environment where information can be shared confidentially; to enable knowledge transfer by organizing workshops; to promote research with operational relevance through data collection and analysis; to increase awareness of the DNS's significance; and to offer useful, publicly available tools and services. Revised September 2009; Re-affirmed February 2013