CAIDA DNS Lookups Dataset Request Form

CAIDA makes topology data freely available to academic researchers and US government agencies. Corporate entities (including corporate researchers) receive access through CAIDA's membership program. Information on membership levels, services, and rates is found on the CAIDA Sponsorship Information page, or can be requested by emailing

CAIDA provides an industry evaluation dataset to corporate researchers to allow them to assess the usefulness of the CAIDA topology data for their research, and justify CAIDA membership for their organization.

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If you want access to the DNS Lookup data, please complete and submit the following Data Request Form. It usually takes about two to three business days to process your request. Upon approval, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download your requested data.

Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*).
*Relationship to CAIDA:    I am an academic researcher / faculty advisor / student
   I am a CAIDA sponsor
   I am a U.S. government contractor
   I am from a U.S. government agency
   I am from a corporate organization
   Other (please specify):
*First (Given) Name: 
*Last (Family) Name: 
*Phone Number: 
*Full name of your Institution/Company: 
*Mailing Address: 
*Your email at this Institution/Company: 
(an academic email address is required for academic researchers/students)
*Position:     Professor/Principal investigator      
   Other (please specify):       
Advisor's Name (required for students): 
URL of your project
(if available): 
If you already have a password to access CAIDA's Anonymized Internet Traces, Telescope, DDoS or DNS Lookups datasets,
check the following box to retain the password.
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* Please submit a detailed 1-2 paragraph description summarizing your research goals.
Sample descriptions from other projects can be found at

How many Phd students will use the data? (if applicable):   
How many Masters students will use the data? (if applicable):
How many other students will use the data? (if applicable):

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Acceptable Use Agreement

CAIDA strongly favors wide dissemination of its datasets to legitimate researchers, and CAIDA also takes seriously its obligation to responsibly disclose datasets which may present a risk if misused.

Please read the terms of the CAIDA Master Acceptable Use Agreement below:

*Enter your initials if you have read and agree to the terms set forth above:    

When referencing this dataset, the use agreement requires inclusion of the following text:

The CAIDA UCSD Complete Routed-Space DNS Lookups Dataset - < dates used >,
Also, please, report your publication to CAIDA.

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