Dragon Bridge over Han River in Da Nang at night

OARC 41 & ICANN DNS Symposium

Hosted by VNNIC in Da Nang, Vietnam!

4 min readJul 11, 2023


We are excited to announce the upcoming OARC 41 Workshop spanning two days. This event will follow a day of ICANN DNS Symposium, which in turn will follow ICANN’s “A Day of DNS Abuse”. All of these events, totalling four days, will be graciously hosted by the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) at the Meliá Danang Beach Resort.

Mark your calendars for September 6 and 7, 2023, as Da Nang, Vietnam, prepares to welcome DNS enthusiasts, researchers, and industry experts for this exciting gathering. Below is information regarding the event, including the hotel booking link and event registration links.

If you would like to view presentations from our previous workshop: OARC 40

OARC 41 Workshop: Unleashing the Potential of DNS

The OARC 41 Workshop provides an invaluable platform for the DNS community to come together and delve into cutting-edge research, emerging trends, and collaborative discussions. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting your journey in the realm of DNS, this workshop promises to be an enriching experience.

Hosted in the enchanting coastal city of Da Nang, Vietnam, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a culturally rich destination while engaging with like-minded individuals passionate about DNS technology and operations. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from this year’s event.

Co-location with ICANN IDS Symposium:

The OARC 41 Workshop will be co-located with the ICANN IDS Symposium. This joint arrangement creates an immersive environment that fosters cross-pollination of ideas and knowledge sharing between two prominent communities. The symbiotic relationship between DNS-OARC and ICANN DNS Symposium brings together experts from diverse backgrounds, sparking innovative discussions and paving the way for future advancements in DNS research and operational security.

Event dates in September 2023 are as follows:

  • Monday, 4th: A Day of DNS Abuse Discussions (by ICANN Global Domains & Strategy)
  • Tuesday, 5th: ICANN DNS Symposium
  • Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th: OARC 41

Topics of Interest:

OARC 41 will cover a wide range of topics, addressing both technical and operational aspects of DNS. From DNS protocol evolution and security to monitoring, analysis, and mitigation techniques, the workshop’s agenda is carefully curated to provide comprehensive insights. Participants can expect presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions on themes such as:

  1. Operations: Any operational gotchas, lessons learned from an outage, details/reasons for a recent outage (how to improve TTR, tooling).
  2. Deployment: DNS config management and release process.
  3. Monitoring: Log ingestion pipeline, analytics infrastructure, anomaly detection.
  4. Scaling: DNS performance management and metrics. Increasing DNS Server Efficiency
  5. Security/Privacy: DNSSEC signing and validation, key storage, rollovers, qname minimization, DoH/DoT

Venue and Logistics:

Da Nang, Vietnam, serves as the perfect backdrop for this memorable event. Known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and delectable cuisine, Da Nang offers a delightful experience to attendees. The workshop will take place on September 6 and 7, 2023, at the Meliá Danang Beach Resort within the city, ensuring easy accessibility for participants.

Participants can book a room, at discount, via the following booking link:


Hosted by the Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC), a key player in managing Vietnam’s domain name system, the event promises to be well-organized and tailored to the needs of attendees.

Golden Bridge

Registration and Further Details:

Registration for the entire week can be found at:


Stay tuned for the workshop’s agenda, and additional information, which will be made available on the DNS-OARC website and other relevant channels. Be sure to secure your spot in advance to avoid missing out on this exceptional opportunity to connect, learn, and contribute to the advancement of DNS technology.

Networking Opportunities:

One of the key highlights of OARC 41 is the ample networking opportunities it offers. Engage in lively discussions, exchange ideas, and build meaningful connections with leading experts, researchers, and practitioners from across the globe. Share your experiences, learn from others, and expand your professional network during the workshop’s social events and informal gatherings.

DHC Marina Da Nang

OARC 41, co-located with the ICANN DNS Symposium and ICANN’s “A Day of DNS Abuse” and hosted by VNNIC, is set to be an exciting and informative event for the DNS community. Join us in Da Nang, Vietnam, on September 6 and 7, 2023, as we unlock the potential of DNS, foster collaboration, and shape the future of this critical internet infrastructure. Save the dates, spread the word, and get ready for an unforgettable experience!