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Professional Organizations

With great power comes great responsibility and Dyn takes pride in being involved with several important organizations that have the same basic goals and ideals that we do: to build a better Internet.

In their own words, here are a few of the great organizations that Dyn is affiliated with in various capacities – groups that we strongly urge you to become familiar and get involved with.

North American Network Operators Group (NANOG)

NANOG is an educational and operational forum for the coordination and dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise networking technologies and operational practices. NANOG meetings are held three times each year and include presentations, tutorials and BOFs. The meetings are informal and membership is open. Conference participants typically include senior engineering staff from Tier 1 and Tier 2 ISPs.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit partnership of people from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.

ICANN doesn’t control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn’t deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet. The IETF will pursue this mission in adherence to the following cardinal principles: open process, technical competence, volunteer core, rough consensus and running code and protocol ownership.

Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)

The purpose of MAAWG is to bring the messaging industry together to work collaboratively and to successfully address the various forms of messaging abuse, such as spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other messaging exploitations. To accomplish this, MAAWG develops initiatives in the three areas necessary to resolve the messaging abuse problem: industry collaboration, technology, and public policy.

Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

APNIC is is the not-for-profit regional Internet registry for the Asia Pacific region. It provides number resource allocation and registration services that support the global operation of the Internet. It is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization whose members include Internet Service Providers, National Internet Registries, and similar organizations.

American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

ARIN, a nonprofit member-based organization, supports the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources throughout its service region; coordinates the development of policies by the community for the management of Internet Protocol number resources; and advances the Internet through informational outreach.

RIPE Network Coordination Centre

RIPE is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet through technical coordination in our service region. Its most prominent activity is to act as the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services (IPv4, IPv6 and AS Number resources) to members in its service region.

The DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS-OARC)

The DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS-OARC) brings together key operators, implementors, and researchers on a trusted platform so they can coordinate responses to attacks and other concerns, share information and learn together.

Internet Architecture Board (IAB)

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) is a committee of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). More about the IAB is available here.