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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

Few technologies are more critical to the Internet than the Domain Name System (DNS), which translates domain names like www.internetsociety.org into IP addresses. DNS Security Extensions — DNSSEC — helps to ensure that you are communicating with the correct website or service.

DNSSEC acts like tamper-proof packaging for domain name data, giving users more confidence in their online activities. DNSSEC provides a level of additional security where your web browser can check to make sure the DNS information is correct and was not modified.

DNSSEC also provides us with a platform for future innovations to enhance user confidence in Internet-based services.

Our DNSSEC work is found directly in the Deploy360 DNSSEC section. A few resources to get started include:

DNSSEC News

What Happened? The Amazon Route 53 BGP Hijack to Take Over Ethereum Cryptocurrency Wallets
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 27 April 2018

What Happened? The Amazon Route 53 BGP Hijack to Take Over Ethereum Cryptocurrency Wallets

Yesterday, we published a blog post sharing the news and some initial details about Amazon’s DNS route hijack event...

Another BGP Hijacking Event Highlights the Importance of MANRS and Routing Security
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 25 April 2018

Another BGP Hijacking Event Highlights the Importance of MANRS and Routing Security

Another BGP hijacking event is in the news today. This time, the event is affecting the Ethereum cryptocurrency. (Read...

Call for Participation – ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN62, Panama City
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 20 April 2018

Call for Participation – ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN62, Panama City

The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative and the Internet Society Deploy360 Programme, in cooperation with the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory...

Deadline TODAY (23:59 UTC) to submit comments to ICANN on 2018 DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover Plan
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 2 April 2018

Deadline TODAY (23:59 UTC) to submit comments to ICANN on 2018 DNSSEC Root KSK Rollover Plan

Do you believe ICANN should go ahead with the plan to roll the Root Key Signing Key (KSK) on...

IETF 101, Day 4: The Brass Tacks about DNS and Routing
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 21 March 2018

IETF 101, Day 4: The Brass Tacks about DNS and Routing

This week is IETF 101 in London, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting the topics of interest to...

IETF 101, Day 2: A Bit of Rosie Lee (Mobility)
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 19 March 2018

IETF 101, Day 2: A Bit of Rosie Lee (Mobility)

This week is IETF 101 in London, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting the topics of interest to...

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