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The traditional Domain Name System (DNS) is a real-time, distributed database system where queries to DNS servers and resolvers translate hostnames into IP addresses and vice versa. While not all DNS data is public, much of it can be easily accessed and much of the information is in clear text. While traditional DNS records are transient, passive DNS enables the collection and archiving of historical DNS data which contains a wealth of information about DNS queries on the Internet. Analysis of this data provides insights into old DNS records, new values, differences, and can find possible attack vectors. An attacker or defender with this information can see where, how, and when your organization’s domain names and IP addresses have changed over time and who is changing them.