Managing your organization's naming architecture and mitigating risks within complex naming environments is very important.

This book will go beyond looking at “how to run a name server” or “how to DNSSEC sign a domain”, Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS looks across the entire spectrum of naming; from external factors that exert influence on your domains to all the internal factors to consider when operating your DNS.

The readers are taken on a comprehensive guided tour through the world of naming: from understanding the role of registrars and how they interact with registries, to what exactly is it that ICANN does anyway?

Once the prerequisite knowledge of the domain name ecosystem is acquired, the readers are taken through all aspects of DNS operations.

Whether your organization operates its own nameservers or utilizes an outsourced vendor, or both, we examine the complex web of interlocking factors that must be taken into account but are too frequently overlooked.

By the end of this book, our readers will have an end to end to understanding of all the aspects covered in DNS name servers.

1: The Domain Name Ecosystem
2: Registries, Registrars, and Whois
3: Intellectual Property Issues
4: Communication Breakdowns
5: A Tale of Two Nameservers
6: DNS Queries in Action
7: Types and Uses of Common Resource Records
8: Quasi-Record Types
9: Common Nameserver Software
10: Debugging Without Tears – DNS Diagnostic Tools
11: DNS Operations and Use Cases
12: Nameserver Considerations
13: Securing Your Domains and DNS
14: DNS and DDoS Attacks
15: IPv6 Considerations 


I haven't seen a book, ever, that has tried to synthesize the dual aspects of domain portfolio management and DNS ops so I decided to write that book.

It looks at the entire naming ecosystem:

    the registrar/registry side of things
    whois, ramifications of whois privacy, the GDPR,
    registry locks
    ICANN policies that can zap your domains
    Common pitfalls, like scams and slamming techniques
    Intellectual property issues, domain disputes: UDRP, URS, transfer disputes

Then over on the DNS operations side:

    how queries work, debugging,
    various nameserver daemons from a perspective of nameserver diversity
    myriad use cases
        adding secondary DNS
        zone apex aliasing
        advanced geo DNS
    Other considerations like IP space and numbering decisions
    anycast vs unicast
    security: from
        securing your vendors
        DDoS mitigation.

...and much more!