Deploy360 7 September 2012

.NL Becomes First TLD To Pass 1 Million DNSSEC-Signed Domain Names!

By Dan YorkDirector, Internet Technology

History was made today in the ongoing effort to deploy DNSSEC globally and bring about a more secure Internet –

.NL became the first top-level-domain (TLD) to pass 1 million DNSSEC-signed domain names!

Celebrated in tweets from SIDN, the operator of the .NL registry, and from Bert Hubert, principal author of PowerDNS, as well as in an announcement from SIDN, the milestone can be clearly seen in the unofficial .NL statistics site operated by PowerDNS:

It is also visible on SIDN’s home page where they also show the total number of .NL domains:

Note, too, the significance of those numbers –

over 20% of all .NL domains are now signed!

Outstanding to see… and we look forward to seeing how much higher it grows.

We’ve previously covered (also here) the rise of the .NL domain and we’re delighted to see them hit this milestone! Kudos to the folks at SIDN, PowerDNS, SURFnet, NLNet Labs and everyone else involved!

Now we just need to get all the other TLDs moving on the same path!  (Including .COM, which has just over 106,000 domains signed… as Bert commented to me on Twitter, .NL had more signed delegations added yesterday than .COM has in total!)

Want to help?  Here are some steps for how you can get started signing your domain!

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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