Workshop on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions (WPNC) – March 2014

In March 2014, a high-impact, two-day workshop was held in London on the causes and potential mitigations of domain name collisions.

Because the types and numbers of potential collisions are vast, but only a relatively small amount of rigorous investigation had ever been conducted, the event gathered investigators from multiple arenas to present their research and help advance the state of knowledge and practice around domain name collisions.

Below is a list of presentations and papers from the workshop.

ALT Special Use TLD
Warren Kumari
Analysing the Use of the RA and RD bits in Queries to Root Servers
Jim Reid
Analysis Techniques for Determining Cause and Ownership of DNS Queries
Matt Thomas and Andrew Simpson
Detecting Search Lists in Authoritative DNS
Andrew Simpson
DNS-OARC and Name Collisions
Keith Mitchell and Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder (Moderator)
Is There a Role for Internet Standards in Managing Name Collisions?
Suzanne Woolf (Moderator), Peter Koch, Olaf Kolkman, Warren Kumari, and John Levine
Looking at as a proxy for .corp
Colin Strutt
Measuring DNS Behaviour from the End User Perspective
Geoff Huston
Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions
Jeff Schmidt
Name Collision Mitigation for Enterprise Networks
Paul Hoffman
The Effectiveness of Block Lists in Preventing Collisions
Matt Thomas, Yannis Labrou, and Andrew Simpson
What's in a Name (Collision): Modeling and Quantifying Collision Potential
Casey Deccio and Duane Wessels