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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

DNSSEC explained: Why you might want to implement it on your domain
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In the News 30 July 2020

DNSSEC explained: Why you might want to implement it on your domain

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Listen to the Hedge Podcast 39 to Learn about the Open Standards Everywhere Project
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 11 June 2020

Listen to the Hedge Podcast 39 to Learn about the Open Standards Everywhere Project

What is our Open Standards Everywhere (OSE) project all about? How did it get started? What are the project...

DNS Privacy & IPv6 Security @ APTLD 75
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 19 February 2019

DNS Privacy & IPv6 Security @ APTLD 75

The Internet Society will be actively contributing to the APTLD 75 meeting on 20-21 February 2019 in Dubai, United...

DNS Flag Day
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 8 February 2019

DNS Flag Day

The 1st of February was DNS Flag Day, which is an initiative of several DNS vendors and operators to...

Call for Participation – ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 29 January 2019

Call for Participation – ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan

Will you be at the ICANN 64 meeting in March 2019 in Kobe, Japan? If so (or if you...

In Khartoum, A DNSSEC Deployathon
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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) 27 December 2018

In Khartoum, A DNSSEC Deployathon

At the Internet Society Sudan Chapter office, adjacent to the west bank of the Blue Nile, four men decided...

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