We have extended our measurement of generic top-level domains to now include the .name TLD. For more information about the generic and country-code TLDs that OpenINTEL measures every day, please go to our coverage page.
On November 1st 2018, the OpenINTEL project welcomed NLnet Labs as a new project partner. NLnet Labs is a not-for-profit foundation that focuses on research and development of core Internet protocols including the Domain Name System. The OpenINTEL measurement platform already makes extensive use of the tools developed by NLnet Labs, specifically the Unbound recursive caching name server implementation and the LDNS DNS library.
We’ve been working hard on improving OpenINTEL over the summer, and we have some exciting updates coming. After extensive testing, we will be updating OpenINTEL later this autumn to include new measurement metadata, such as the round trip time the query took and the TTL of each returned record. Our Alexa top 1M open dataset already has these features if you want to test them.
Furthermore, we have just acquired new hardware for our measurement platform.