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Deploy360 24 March 2016

Madagascar Signs .MG With DNSSEC As Part Of “Internet Day”

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Web Strategy & Project Leader, Open Standards Everywhere
Madagascar DNSSEC

Last week the island country of Madagascar became the latest country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) to sign their .MG domain with DNSSEC.  As we note in the steps for signing a domain, having a signed TLD is critical so that your domain can tie into the global “chain of trust” that provides the added security of DNSSEC.

Now that this step has been completed, the next steps will involve the registrars and DNS hosting providers for .MG domains making DNSSEC signing accessible to .MG domain registrants.

I’ll note that the DNSSEC signing of .MG was part of a broader set of activities that took place on March 17, 2016, as part of “Internet Day 2016” withing Madagascar.  My colleague Michuki Mwangi was there and wrote about the activities that also included the launch of an Internet exchange point (IXP).  Judging by his photos, it looks like an interesting event!

We congratulate the .MG team for the signing!  It’s great to see the Africa part of our DNSSEC Deployment Maps get a bit more green – and we look forward to seeing even more ccTLDs sign their domains.

If you are interested in gaining the added level of trust in your domain that comes with DNSSEC, please visit our Start Here page to begin!

P.S. Madagascar will start appearing in our weekly DNSSEC deployment maps as green beginning next Monday, March 28, 2016.

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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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