In this talk we present the OpenINTEL project. The project started with the idea that we wanted to create reliable time series about the DNS once every 24 hours for as large a part of the name space as we could manage. Since we started measuring in February of 2015, we have grown our measurement to cover over 216 million domain names on a daily basis (approximately 60% of the global name space). It currently incorporates almost all gTLDs and a growing number of ccTLDs.
We will explain why we want to collect this data, how we do this (responsibly) and provide examples of currently ongoing research that illustrates how this data can be used. The examples include 1) studies into DNSSEC operational practices that led to improvements in DNSSEC incentive schemes, 2) ongoing work on DNS resilience and 3) the stupidest thing we could find in a TXT record.
With this talk we also hope to reach out to ccTLD operators to convince them to contribute data to our project.