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APNIC Labs Partners with Cloudflare for Joint DNS Research Project

APNIC Labs, the research arm of Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre, is partnering with Cloudflare for a joint research project relating to the operation of the DNS, reports Geoff Huston, APNIC's Chief Scientist. He writes: "Why is a Regional Internet Registry that looks after IP addresses interested in research into the behaviour of the DNS? At APNIC Labs we are deeply interested in the behaviours of underlying infrastructure elements of the Internet, and of course, that includes consideration of DNS names as well as the use of IP Addresses. We believe that names and addresses are critically intertwined on today's Internet. ... We are aware that the DNS has been used to generate malicious denial of service attacks, and we are keen to understand if there are simple and widely deployable measures that can be taken to mitigate such attacks."

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