Paul Muchene

Technical Engagement Specialist, Middle East and Africa at ICANN

Cyber Resilience

Session Title | Hyperlocal - Putting an Alternative Form of the DNS Root Service into Context

The Domain Name System (DNS) the yellow pages of the Internet that works to translate domain names into IP addresses is constantly evolving.

At the core of the DNS hierarchy is the root zone that contains a database of the top most level domain names (.com, .net, .org ...). This critical resource is currently served by the globally distributed system of root servers.

In this presentation we introduce hyperlocal a technology that serves the root zone directly from a recursive resolver instead of a root server and we'll show how hyperlocal increases resiliency of the DNS in your organization.

Paul Muchene works for the ICANN Office of the CTO (OCTO) and is responsible for both conducting technical trainings and promoting ICANN’s stance of enhancing DNS security, stability and resiliency in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA).

Paul has over a decade of experience working on Internet infrastructure and holds a MS degree in Computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta USA.