The Domain Name System Operations Analysis and Research Center (DNS-OARC) is a non-profit, membership organization that seeks to improve the security, stability and understanding of the Internet's DNS infrastructure sharing knowledge, promoting research and increasing awareness with publicly available tools and services.
ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) advises the ICANN community and Board on matters relating to the security and integrity of the Internet's naming and address allocation systems. This includes operational matters (e.g., matters pertaining to the correct and reliable operation of the root name system), administrative matters (e.g., matters pertaining to address allocation and Internet number assignment) and registration matters (e.g., matters pertaining to registry and registrar services such as WHOIS). SSAC engages in ongoing threat assessment and risk analysis of the Internet naming and address allocation services to assess where the principal threats to stability and security lie and advises the ICANN community accordingly. SSAC produces timely reports and advisories on a range of relevant topics. Verisign Labs participates actively in SSAC and has been an active contributor to many advisories.
IETF produces high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use and manage the Internet. Verisign Labs is a key participant in DNS Operations (DNSOP), DANE, Web Extensible Internet Registry Data Services (WEIRDS), activities in secure routing and information sharing and activities in Transport, among others.
The Internet Society (ISOC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet-related standards, education and policy. With offices in Washington D.C., USA and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world. The Internet Society provides leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet and is the organizational home for the groups responsible for Internet infrastructure standards, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
The North American Network Operators Group or NANOG, is the professional association for Internet engineering and architecture. Its core focus is on the technologies and systems that make the Internet function: core routing and switching; Internet inter-domain routing; the domain name system; peering and interconnection; and Internet core security. NANOG also covers associated areas with a direct impact on Internet architecture such as data centers and optical networking.