DNSSEC Moving Ahead at .Org and ICANN
Mar 15, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The march to secure the Internet's core DNS (define)
infrastructure with DNSSEC (define) is moving forward.
"Since at least the summer of 2008, when security researcher Dan
Kaminksy disclosed a critical vulnerability in DNS, the global
Internet domain routing ecosystem has been moving to implement
DNSSEC, which provides is a digitally signed mechanism to
authenticate the integrity of DNS information, secure the system
and prevent attacks.
"Among the first generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) to first
announce its plan to adopt DNSSEC was .Org back in September 2008.
This week, .Org announced that its rollout of DNSSEC is now on
track for deployment in June 2010. On a global basis, ICANN
(Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) reported that
DNSSEC adoption in the root zone of the Internet is also going
according to plan."