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.
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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 DNSSEC DDoS mitigation.
...and much more!