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Q&A with Paul Vixie

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Gandi ( and CloudFlare ( have teamed up to spark more conversation on all things DNS.

At our first talk with Paul Mockapetris (, the inventor of DNS, Paul Vixie ( joined the stage to explain why underscores are not allowed in domain names. Then at our second talk, Dan Kaminsky ( said Paul Vixie was his favorite person in DNS. Now, for our third and final talk of the DNS speaker series - come hear Paul Vixie ( himself.

Paul wrote most of BIND Version 8 and hired the team who wrote BIND

Version 9, the most widely used DNS software on the Internet. He founded

ISC, home of BIND and F-root

and later operated C-root.

We'll talk about alternative DNS root servers (, email security and spam (Paul founded the first ever anti-spam company (, and what needs to be done about DNS and security (Paul added most of BIND's current security systems).

So come grab a beer and let's geek out about DNS.

For those of you that are far, we will livecast the meetup here:


6:00pm - Registration/Food/Drink/Mingle

6:30pm - Paul Vixie

7:20pm - Audience Q&A and Discussion

7:30pm - Afterglow

8:00pm - End of event

*If any company, organization or individual has an inquiry, please contact one of our organizers.