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ICANN DNS Symposium - Madrid | Agenda

Preliminary Agenda (2 May 2017)

ICANN DNS Symposium Madrid | 13 May 2017

The ICANN DNS Symposium is a one-day event focused on all aspects of the domain name system (DNS). Join members of the ICANN organization to explore ICANN's current initiatives and projects relating to DNS research, operations, threats and countermeasures and technology evolution. All attendees are cordially invited to a meet and greet reception the evening before the Symposium at the meeting venue.

0900 - 0915 Welcome: ICANN's DNS Work Göran Marby
0915 - 0930 Keynote: ICANN and Technical Work: Really? Yes! Steve Crocker
0930 - 1000 That's Still a Lot of Packets: Garbage Traffic at the Root Roy Arends
1000 - 1030 Root Server Operated by ICANN Mauricio Vergara
1030 - 1050 Break
1050 - 1110 Root KSK Roll Update Matt Larson
1110 - 1130 IPv6 Meets Large Responses from TLD Servers Ed Lewis
1130 - 1200 ICANN's SLA Monitoring System (SLAM) Gustavo Lozano
1200 - 1230 Detecting DNS Abuse Dave Piscitello
1230 - 1330 Lunch
1330 - 1400 CBOR Format for DNS Packet Capture Sara Dickinson
1400 - 1420 DNSSEC Cryptographic Habits of the gTLD Second Level Zones Ed Lewis
1420 - 1440 Introduction to the OCTO Research Middlebox Lab Paul Hoffman
1440 - 1500 Root KSK Protection and Key Ceremonies Kim Davies
1500 - 1530 Break
1530 - 1550 ITHI Project Progress Update Alain Durand
1550 - 1610 PTI/IANA Update Kim Davies
1610 - 1630 Tentative: New Datasets Available for Colliding Domains Jeff Schmidt
1630 - 1700 Wrap-up: Questions and Suggestions from the Audience Matt Larson

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Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as"""" is not an IDN."