DNS Security

DNS Security / Industry Updates

Public Interest Registry Opens Call for Nominations for Its Advisory Council

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the premier domain where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy, announces it is seeking Internet leaders to fill four (4) open seats on the .ORG Advisory Council. more

If I Have an SSL, Do I Need DNSSEC?

Many folks believe their online presence is safe simply because their site has an SSL certificate. The truth is that, while SSL does provide protection and encryption of data for a website, attackers can use tactics that affect the end user before they get to your website. more

Industry Coalition Announced to Increase Adoption of DNSSEC

The DNSSEC Industry Coalition is a global group of registries and industry experts whose mission is to work collaboratively to facilitate adoption of Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and streamline the implementations across Domain Name Registries. more

DNSSEC FUD Buster: DNSSEC is Not Necessary?

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry is pleased to announce the next guest blogger for our DNSSEC FUD Buster series. Ram Mohan is the Executive Vice President, & Chief Technology Officer of Afilias Limited. Ram has led the strategic growth initiatives at Afilias Limited in registry services and security as well as new product sectors such as RFID/Auto-ID, global DNS and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs). more

DNSSEC “FUD” Buster: Don’t Panic

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry is pleased to announce of first guest blogger for our DNSSEC FUD series. John Kristoff works as a research analyst for Team Cymru, a Internet Security Research company based in Chicago specializing in the 'who' and the 'why' of Internet crime. more

.ORG Talks with Dan Kaminsky on DNSSEC

The following post is based on a recent discussion .ORG had with Dan Kaminsky, a DNS expert best know for discovering a serious DNS bug, about DNSSEC and how it is a critical step toward bolstering Internet security. more

.ORG Applauds US Government on DNSSEC

.ORG applauds the US Government's decision last week to require all users of the .GOV domain to implement DNSSEC, and even more importantly, to sign the .GOV root. .ORG is the first generic Top Level Domain authorized by ICANN to implement DNSSEC, and we are hard at work putting together a comprehensive plan to roll it out. more

On the Pressing Need for a Signed Root

Attacks on the security of the Internet have been much in the news lately, and there is an increased urgency to take the technical steps to combat these attacks. .ORG has been doing its part to lead this process by taking introductory steps to implement DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions)... In order to make DNSSEC effective, there is one additional step that is needed -- "signing the root". more

.ORG Becomes the First Generic Top level Domain to Start DNSSEC Implementation

A request by .ORG, The Public Interest Registry to bolster Internet security via the implementation of Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) was unanimously approved by ICANN at the recent Paris meeting. As the first generic Top Level Domain authorized to implement DNSSEC, .ORG also is preparing an education and adoption plan within the Internet infrastructure community. more