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The Domain Name System—Past, Present, and Future
Communications of the Association for Information Systems
  • Michael Brian Pope, Department of Management & Information Systems, Mississippi State University
  • Merrill Warkentin, Department of Management & Information Systems, Mississippi State University
  • Leigh A. Mutchler, Department of Management & Information Systems, Mississippi State University
  • Xin (Robert) Luo, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico
Publication Date
5-1-2012
Abstract

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical component of the global Internet infrastructure. Throughout its history, its design and administration has experienced significant dynamic changes as the Internet itself has evolved. The history of the DNS is divided into six eras, based on underlying technological and administrative themes within each era. Developments in its governance, its application, and in other factors are discussed. Future directions for DNS use and abuse are explored, along with challenges in its future governance. Finally, a proposed research model is included to guide future study of the DNS evolution and its influences from political, legal, psychological, sociological, and technological perspectives.

Citation Information
Michael Brian Pope, Merrill Warkentin, Leigh A. Mutchler and Xin (Robert) Luo. "The Domain Name System—Past, Present, and Future" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leigh_mutchler/2/