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The basics of the DNS and the domain name industry

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The DNS – Domain Name System – is a distributed database that converts domain names to IP addresses and other technical information.

Description and aims of the training course

This training course will enable you to:

  • Understand the issues, actors and main operations associated with the domain name business.
  • Acquire the knowledge base for operators starting out in the domain name business.
  • Oversee organisations working on a daily basis with domain names (registries, registrars, key accounts with DNS infrastructures).
  • Manage the main DNS records securely.

2 days

Target audience
Professionals and future professionals in the domain name industry, IT directors/managers, CISO, network and/or system administrators.
No prerequisites.

Stéphane Bortzmeyer, Afnic DNS expert

Training location
Face-to-face at your offices or remotely.
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Final assessment of the training course will be in the form of a multiple-choice questionnaire.

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DIRECTTE declaration numer : 11788446878

Our experts can adapt to your needs and design a custom training course

Training programme

Day 1 – Morning: Overview of the domain name industry and the role of the different players

  • Functioning of the DNS
  • Domain name life cycle
  • Managing a domain name stock (provision) – WHOIS, EPP
  • Responsibilities and operations carried out by provision players
  • Applicable rules, exceptions and required data
  • Presentation of the 3R model
  • Internet governance
  • Frequently encountered problems

Day 1 – Afternoon: Registry functioning

  • Role of the registry at the back-end level
  • Case study of primary and secondary resolvers, registrars, holders, subdomain, URL
  • High-profile cases of failures and malfunctions in domain names

Day 2 – Morning: Practical tools and exercises

  • Implementation of monitoring lessons: identification of the chain of responsibility in the event of domain name malfunction 
  • Advanced use of WHOIS and search engine limits
  • Web services and name servers
  • Use of DNS Looking Glass

Day 2 – Afternoon: Domain name security and abuse associated with the DNS

  • Security services
  • Denial of service attacks and solutions
  • Domain name hijacking
  • Definition of abuse in the DNS
  • Other security threats
  • Examples of known attacks

24 & 25 novembre 2022

If anyone participating in the training course has a disability, please contact us on +33 (0)1 39 30 83 59 so we can make suitable arrangements.

For more information and dates of upcoming training sessions:

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Last updated on 18th January 2022