Domain Name System in Times of COVID 19 [Bread&Net 2020 Session]

In this #BreadandNet 2020 session, Fahd Batayneh, ICANN’s Stakeholder Engagement Senior Manager (Middle East) explains the domain name system; i.e. top-level domains, domain names, and root-servers.

Batayneh shares some statistics on the surge in DNS queries during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Then, he discusses the work undertaken by the domain name industry when it comes to abusive behaviour of some domain names and the joint effort undertaken to detect them and bring them down; if any.

Finally, he explains the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and their importance to domain name registrants; including YOU.

Abed Kataya

Digital Content Manager at SMEX. Digital safety trainer and freelance journalist. Interested in technology, economics and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter @kataya_abd.