PowerDNS is an active and supporting member of DNS-OARC, "The DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (DNS-OARC) brings together key operators, implementors, and researchers on a trusted platform so they can coordinate responses to attacks and other concerns, share information and learn together".

PowerDNS is an active contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards communities and workgroups, including authoring RFC 5452.

PowerDNS also participates in standards development over at RIPE, the European Regional Internet Registry.

PowerDNS is an active contributor to the Open Source software which we interoperate with or depend on, including ExaBGP, Luawrapper, Botan, incbin, MbedTLS, Unbound, NSD, BIND, OSX Homebrew, Ansible, and buildbot. We also work closely with downstream distributors (such as Debian and Fedora) to make sure their needs are covered.

We are also a member of a closed trust community of large scale DNS operators and vendors.

Finally, PowerDNS supports local Network Operator Forums like UKNOF and NLNOG to maintain good standing and relations with the networking and DNS communities.