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SECURITY OF THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM (DNS) – AN INTRODUCTION FOR POLICY MAKERS

Foreword

This report on “Security of the Domain Name System (DNS): an Introduction for Policy Makers” was
prepared jointly by the OECD Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy (WPSDE) and Working
Party on Communication Infrastructure and Services Policy (WPCISP), of the Committee on Digital
Economy Policy (CDEP). It aims to inform policy makers about the current challenges and opportunities
related to the digital security of the Domain Name System (DNS). This report should be read in conjunction with the accompanying report on “Security of Routing”.
This report was drafted by Ghislain de Salins with contributions from Laurent Bernat, Verena Weber and
Lauren Crean from the OECD Secretariat, and by WPSDE and WPCISP delegates. It was prepared under
the supervision of Laurent Bernat and Verena Weber. It was approved and declassified by written
procedure by the Committee on Digital Economy on 22 August 2022, and prepared for publication by the
OECD Secretariat.
The Secretariat wishes to thank the external experts who contributed to the development of this report
including, inter alia: Joe Abley; Einar Bohlin; Stéphane Bortzmeyer (Afnic); Chris Boyer (AT&T); Chris
Buckridge; Graeme Bunton (DNS Abuse Institute); Gemma Carolillo (European Commission); David
Conrad (ICANN); Cameron Dixon (DHS); Patrik Fältström (Netnod); Laurent Ferrali (ICANN); Marco
Hogewoning; Geoff Huston (APNIC); Anne-Rachel Inné; Merike Kaeo; Olaf Kolkman (ISOC); Elena
Plexida (ICANN); Paul Rendek; Andrei Robachevsky (ISOC); Chelsea J. Smethurst (Microsoft); Mark
Svancarek (Microsoft); Bill Woodcock (PCH), and Suzanne Woolf (PIR)

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