DNS Security

DNS Security / Industry Updates

.ORG to Fully Deploy DNSSEC in June

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announces plans to complete the final step to realizing full DNSSEC deployment in the .ORG registry by accepting second level signed .ORG zones beginning in June of 2010. This positions .ORG as the first generic top-level domain (TLD) to offer full DNSSEC deployment. more

ICANN and Cybersecurity: Hot Topics at The First Ever .ORG Forum

As we head into 2010, it's no secret that the issues of security and the prevention of internet identity theft in all its forms are of critical importance. .ORG, the Public Interest Registry, was honored to host the First .ORG Forum in Washington, D.C. more

Neustar Implements DNS Security Extensions in the .US Registry

Neustar, Inc. announced today that it has implemented Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the .US country-code top level domain registry. The technology uses public key cryptography and digital signatures to protect the Domain Name System (DNS) from attacks that hijack and redirect domain name requests. more

Afilias’ Matt Pounsett Elected Director-at-Large for DNS-OARC

Matt Pounsett, a lead member of the Afilias Content Propagation and Resolution Services team, has been selected as a board member of the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (OARC). more

.ORG Wins WebAward for Website Redesign and Selected as a Finalist for the NonProfit PR Awards

PIR has been recognized for its marketing communication campaign for the Rollout of DNSSEC (DNS Security Extensions), which included promotion, education and awareness of the need for an upgraded Internet infrastructure with the implementation of DNSSEC. more

ISC, Afilias and Neustar Bring DNSSEC One Step Closer

In an enlightened example of cooperation among competitors to improve online security, Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) today announced that Afilias and Neustar, Inc. are working with ISC to support ISC's DNSSEC Look-aside Validation (DLV) registry by providing secondary DNS service for the DLV zone. more

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Advances and Makes Strides With Domain Name Security Extensions

The .ORG Registry continues its commitment to bolstering the future of Internet security; announces today the achievement of key milestones with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). more

NeuStar Addresses DNS Vulnerability with Cache Defender, a Secure DNS Authentication System

This vulnerability, brought to public attention last year by security researcher Dan Kaminsky, allows criminal elements to engage in "DNS cache poisoning" for the malicious hijacking of domain names and results in consequent damage from large-scale identity theft, among other illegal activities. more

.ORG First Open Top-Level Domain to be Signed with DNSSEC

Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the company behind the .ORG domain name, is the first open generic Top-Level Domain to successfully sign the .ORG zone file with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). To date, the .ORG zone is the largest domain registry to implement the security measure. more

Afilias’ Technology Successfully Signs .ORG Zone with DNSSEC

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and domain name registry technology, has successfully signed the .ORG zone with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on behalf of its customer, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR). The .ORG zone is being signed in a phased manner with an initial period allowing for key partners to test the signed zone. more