The BCS (British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT) and the UK Chapter of the Internet Society organised a joint meeting discussing the threat to DNS. This roundtable included Bill Woodcock, Executive Director of the Packet Clearing House (PCH) and Dr. Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Chair of the UK Chapter of the Internet Society. Together we discussed the multiple threats to the DNS – whether technical and political – in an open discussion with participants. Olivier focussed on activities that ICANN is undertaking and in particular from the At-Large perspective of end users at ICANN and Bill was able to share real world examples of challenges to the DNS that he had encountered. We heard points of views from the audience, of where the DNS is going. We touched on alternative addressing systems like DoH, the needs for IoT, potential architectural changes for 5G, etc. This was a free, hybrid event, with 20 spaces at the BCS headquarters in London and unlimited space online.
A recording of the event is available on the BCS Web Page.