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Ten Million DNS Resolvers on the Internet

Resolvers are servers on the Internet which use the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol [TXT, 120 KB] to retrieve information from authoritative servers and return answers to end-user applications. They’re often found in enterprise and ISP networks, and there are a number of public resolver services provided by people like Google and OpenDNS. It’s also […]


March 22nd, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | No Comments

ICANN and LACNIC Agree to Enhance DNS Reliability in Latin America, Caribbean

As Latin American Internet users look on, Raul Echeberria (left), Executive Director of LACNIC, and Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO of ICANN, sign mutual agreements at ICANN 43 in Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica – At the ICANN 43 meeting ongoing this week, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) and the […]


March 15th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | No Comments

ICANN Hosts Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative Workshop

Offers to Assist in Securing DNS 14 March — ICANN welcomed members of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI) Steering Group to Costa Rica as part of its efforts to improve the security, stability and resiliency of the global Domain Name System (DNS). The meeting offered Steering Group members the opportunity to explain the purpose of […]


March 15th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

L-Root in your Pocket

OK, so not quite in your pocket. But near your pocket. ICANN operates L-Root, one of the 13 Domain Name System root servers which together make up the infrastructure known as the Root Server System. The Root Servers serve the root zone of the DNS, maintained by ICANN staff in the IANA department. The Root […]


March 13th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | No Comments

Technical Management Function for IN-ADDR.ARPA

In December we spoke of the planned changes to the IPv4 Reverse DNS Infrastructure where the zone maintenance of the IN-ADDR.ARPA zone would transition to ICANN and be managed concurrently with the central assignment of address space to the RIRs. ICANN would like to announce that the transition of the technical management function for the […]


February 16th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , | No Comments

Status Report on the DNS in Egypt

Along with the entire global Internet community, ICANN is watching the events unfolding in Egypt with great concern for the safety of the people of Egypt and for their ability to use the Internet. On January 27, most Internet connectivity to Egypt was shut down, apparently on the instruction of the national government. This has […]


January 31st, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | No Comments

Update on DNS Security & Stability Analysis Working Group

During the ICANN meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), and Number Resource Organization (NRO) adopted the charter for a joint DNS Security and Stability Analysis (DSSA) Working Group. As an update, the respective Advisory Committees (including the Governmental Advisory Committee and […]


January 18th, 2011 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , | No Comments

Planned Changes to IPv4 Reverse DNS Infrastructure

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and ICANN are together planning changes to the infrastructure which supports the IPv4 Reverse DNS — that is, the part of the DNS which provides the ability to look up an IPv4 address and convert it to a name. The IPv4 Reverse DNS uses the special domain IN-ADDR.ARPA. […]


December 15th, 2010 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , | No Comments

2009 Year End Message from ISOC President & CEO

Thanks for an Extraordinary Year of Achievements from Lynn St.Amour, President and CEO of ISOC Dear Members, Friends, and Colleagues, The end of 2009 is here – and what a year it has been. The Internet Society continued to prosper in 2009, the results of our work reaching wider and deeper than ever before. So Read more…


January 11th, 2010 by | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

Experts show the way towards a better, more secure Internet for everyone

[Press release Stockholm, Sweden, 28 July 2009] – Some of the world’s leading experts met in Stockholm today to discuss how the Internet can become more secure through a full implementation of new security standards in the Domain Name System (DNS).
The Domain Name System is a critical operational element of the Internet, creating a user-friendly […]


July 28th, 2009 by | Posted in IETF, ISOC Newsletter | Tags: , , , , | No Comments