ICANN DNS Symposium | July 2018
The theme for the IDS 2018 is: "Attention, Domain Name System: Your 30-year scheduled maintenance is overdue."
Remarkable as it may seem, the Domain Name System (DNS) is well into its thirties. The DNS began as an exercise to improve the scaling properties of mapping host names on the ARPANET to Internet addresses, and to also help decentralize email box names. In 30 years, we have evolved from the early experimentation and implementation of the formative domain name standards to a distributed name resolution system with millions of name servers that process billions of queries daily.
The DNS runs remarkably well and most users think of it as rock solid. But perhaps the system could be made healthier, or could be improved to support even further innovation. What if we put the DNS through a scheduled maintenance with the kind of full diagnostic assessment routinely recommended for high performance vehicles?
For IDS 2018, we invite members of research, academia, and operational communities to share experiences, data, or innovative thinking on how we might improve the DNS, or how we might foster innovation by adopting or adapting the DNS to support emerging identifier needs.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Transport issues such as DNS over IPv6 and protocols for DNS beyond UDP
- Operational issues related to DNS's maturity level, such as those stemming from scaling or protocol complexity
- Security issues relating to confidentiality, integrity, and authentication
- The role of DNS in DDoS incidents and mechanisms for mitigation
- Using DNS for new applications and new useful DNS data types
- Emerging identifier systems and their competition and coexistence with DNS
We are soliciting proposals for presentations. Please send a one-paragraph description of your proposed topic to email@example.com by 1 June 2018.
IDS 2018 Date: Friday 13th July
Registration: 8 am
Sessions: 9 am – 5 pm
Meet and Greet Cocktail Reception: 6:30 pm
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth
Address: 900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W Montreal Quebec, Canada, H3B 4A5
Tel: + 1 514 861 3511
Meeting Room: Av. Duluth + Av. Van Horne
Coffee Break: Foyer
Lunch: Square Dorchester
Reception: Square Dorchester
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "ICANN DNS Symposium" in the subject line.
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