One Day of DNS: Coping with Demand

With 100% uptime, Nominet has handled immense amounts of DNS traffic, from all over the world, for over twenty years.

This thought-provoking video shows the vast flow of DNS traffic to the .UK registry alone, one day squeezed into just two minutes. At its peak the Nominet platform handled 37,000 requests per second - searching for signs of malicious activity without affecting network performance.

The techniques we have developed to do this form the heart of Nominet’s NTX platform, an innovative cyber security tool that protects organisations from malware, phishing and attempts to steal data.

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