Under the radar: connecting the dots between the domain name system and today’s cyber reality

Exploring how DNS and IP addressing impact today’s cyber policy issues.

Research event, Panel Invitation only
20 June 2022 — 5:00PM TO 6:30PM
Chatham House 10 St James’s Square London SW1Y 4LE United Kingdom

Everything that happens online relies on the domain name system (DNS) and IP addressing, yet hardly anyone knows about them. This panel will explore how these globally-distributed resources impact today’s cyber policy issues such as cybersecurity, privacy, disinformation, consumer protection and the role of multiple stakeholders in governing the Internet.

While there are active multistakeholder communities involved in open internet governance and technical standards processes, the linkages between those processes and contemporary policy debates are sometimes difficult to understand.

•    What is the impact of the DNS on today’s cyber policy issues and how does it transcend the remit of technical communities?

•    What are the connections between the DNS, IP addresses and the online services that they support?

•    Is it feasible or helpful to draw bright lines between content and non-content issues?

•    Why is it important to expand the circle of participants who are engaged in internet naming and addressing?
The session will include an interactive panel discussion, bringing together experts from academia, public safety, cybersecurity and the technical community.

This panel and reception will be held in person at Chatham House.

This event is made possible thanks to the support of the DNS Research Federation.

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