Everything to help you with RadioDNS

We've brought together all the useful information about RadioDNS, technical and non-technical

Key Information about RadioDNS

Technical Support

All of the technical development and support information

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About RadioDNS

All of the information about our organisation and governance

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Media Library

Presentations about RadioDNS for you to use in your business

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Standard Terms

Information about our standards terms for using metadata

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Shortcuts

Introduction to RadioDNS

View the presentation that introduces RadioDNS, how it works, and who's implementing it

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Videos about RadioDNS

Watch videos on our YouTube channel, including TV commercials and guided walkthroughs

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Campaigns

Find out about currently active campaigns and projects

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News & Events

Read our latest news releases, and find out what events we'll be attending

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Important Activities and Regular Meetings

Project Logo

Project Logo is our recommended minimum implementation of RadioDNS. If you're wondering what to do first, Project Logo is it

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Automotive Workshops

Regularly bringing together broadcasters, manufacturers and technology providers to address issues affecting radio today

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Technical Group

The technology groups meets regularly to maintain and develop new functionality for hybrid radio

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We’ve got you covered if you need some help along the way

Working with a partner

You don’t have to implement RadioDNS directly. You can work with a partner who can act as your Service (or Technology) Provider. They’ll look after all the details, and get your station setup for RadioDNS. When you choose to work with a partner, you can check with us that they’re compliant with our standards, and be clear what they’re offering you. Some partners offer a free tier service, so you can get started with RadioDNS for almost nothing.

Getting Support

We can provide basic support to anyone who wants to implement RadioDNS themselves. We have technical documentation, discussions and simplified guides. If your question is less technical, you can contact the Project Office. Members of RadioDNS get bespoke and prioritised support. That additional support should mean you can implement RadioDNS faster and at lower-cost.

Frequently Asked Questions about RadioDNS

These are the questions we're asked most often about RadioDNS

RadioDNS is jointly owned and controlled by a diverse set of members representing all parts of the ecosystem. Our rules (statues) control what we do, and we act in a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory way with all our members, users and suppliers.

Requests to create DNS records (linking broadcast signals with IP) are managed according to our Trust Model, which means we take care to validate that the request is from an authorised source.

We use state of the art methods to secure access to our technology platform, which is frequently backed up. We have had zero end-user affecting DNS downtime since 2014.

Our technology group designs standards that do not infringe on patents or require royalties to be paid. We align and reuse existing standards wherever possible.

Our finances are open for any Member to review.

Operating and administering the DNS root server represents less than 5% of our annual expenditure – the majority is on education and support for RadioDNS users and members.

RadioDNS is open, secure, trustworthy and stable.

We’re funded entirely by membership fees from our members, plus a very small income from running DNS services for digital TV.

We don’t sell anything or provide any services commercially. The majority of our income goes on providing support and education about hybrid radio. Operating and maintaining the DNS root server is a small part of our operating cost.

Any organisation that agrees to our Statutes (which includes our objectives) can join RadioDNS, if they have the support of two existing members. If you want to join, the Project Office can introduce you to some of our existing members (who should be in the same field or country as you), so you can discuss if they’ll support your application.

There’s an annual membership fee to pay.

RadioDNS is a company jointly and equally owned by its members. The members elect a Steering Board every 2 years, which oversees the operation of the Project Office. The Project Office (the Project Director and Project Coordinator) run RadioDNS on a day-to-day basis, with technical assistance from a System Administrator.

There is a general meeting of Members every year, where the strategy / direction / priorities for the organisation and discussed and agreed.

Membership