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DNSSEC Moving Ahead at .Org and ICANN

Mar 15, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"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."

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