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February 19, 2016

APTLD members discuss domain space security

On February 18, the 69th Meeting of the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) opened in Auckland, New Zealand, involving representatives of national registries from Asia, the Pacific Region, Europe, and international organizations. The MSK-IX delegation is also taking part in the forum.

The main topics on the agenda are developing national domains and the influence of various factors, both positive and negative, on this process. In addition, much attention has been paid to domain space security. This topic was discussed at a separate meeting where speakers from Jordan, China, Nepal, New Zealand and Russia spoke about their work in this field. The participants discussed the fight against DDoS-attacks, monitoring the safe use of software and services supplied by third parties for registries, and implementing the most advanced software for the reliable and smooth functioning of their national domains.

The discussion involved head of DNS MSK-IX projects Pavel Khramtsov, who spoke about technical support for the DNS infrastructure of the Russian .RU and .РФ domains. He stressed that MSK-IX has highly secure infrastructure, and DNS nodes are located in all regions of Russia, Europe, Asia and America. The company has 20 years of experience in the market, 15 of which have been dedicated to ensuring good performance of national domain zones in Russia. MSK-IX ensures the complete safety of DNS zones to its customers and is able to quickly respond to emerging threats. In addition, the Russian traffic exchange point is constantly developing and offering new services: for example, the emergence of new TLDs encouraged the company to develop and release DNS-hosting services.

Khramtsov's speech evoked much interest. He was asked many questions about the company's new services, the technological features of the major traffic exchange point and cooperation between the MSK-IX and TLD registries.