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Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP)

In January 2016, Verisign Labs launched an experimental implementation of the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP), a protocol that was designed to address the deficiencies of WHOIS. RDAP provides an opportunity for the domain name ecosystem to enable Registration Data Directory Services (RDDS) without the need to replicate data and address local data privacy requirements. We wrote a white paper, Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Implementation Experiments at Verisign, which describes our implementation and concludes that the approach improves the quality and provenance of domain registration data while protecting personal privacy.

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Multi-vantage point Domain Name System (DNS) Diagnostics and Measurement

The ability to measure network and server behaviors from different network vantage points is important for understanding the general health of a network ecosystem. The measurement and diagnostic tool, DNSViz, is designed to measure Domain Name System (DNS) deployments from different vantage points, available via command line or Web browser. Watch this webinar to learn about DNSViz and how it might be used to educate and inform your DNS experience.

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Root Zone KSK Rollover is Postponed

On Sept. 27, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the first root zone Key Signing Key (KSK) rollover – originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 11 – will be postponed. Although this was certainly a difficult decision, we fully agree that erring on the side of caution is the best approach to take. In this blog post, I want to explain some of the involvement Verisign has had in KSK rollover preparations, as well as some of the recently available research opportunities which generated data that we shared with ICANN related to this decision.

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