Namespace Technical Analysis, Operations and Research Center
The Domain Name System (DNS) provides for the translation of easy-to-remember named to numeric IP addresses for internet users. It is critical that this vital piece of infrastructure be protected from attack and upgraded to handle increasing loads. Several years ago, an organization was created to coordinate responses to security breaches of the DNS as well as to study DNS operations data and research new practices for the DNS. Unfortunately, that organization appears to support only ICANN-sanctioned DNS operations and not the Inclusive Namespace.
The INS-AORC is part of the WorldRoot Consortium, which operates one of the Inclusive Namespace root networks. INS-AORC has been created to fill the void caused by the ICANN-centric OARC's refusal to recognize the Inclusive Namespace, a namespace that contains more than 95% of the world's Top-Level domains. INS-AORC will provide support for the ICANN-centric DNS operations as well as the greater internet as the Inclusive Namespace, by definition, includes the ICANN-centric DNS tree as well.
The AORC has the following mission:
The AORC can be viewed as the research arm of the WorldRoot Consortium, a global organization whose members operate one of the most widely used Inclusive Namespace root network in the world. The WorldRoot Consortium supports the Top Level Domain Association and relies on the TLDA for adjudication of TLD collisions.
INS-AORC participants are actually members of the WorldRoot Consortium and fall into one or more of the following categories:
The INS-AORC is the research and outreach arm of the WorldRoot Consortium whose membership dues support the operation of the WorldRoot and the activities of INS-AORC
To join the WorldRoot Consortium, visit the WorldRoot website
For additional information or questions on the INS-AORC, please contact informat A T ins-aorc.info
To join the AORC DNS Operations list (no political censors here) just visit click here
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