06 Apr '12, 3pm

Slowly cracking the DNSSEC code at ICANN 43

As regular readers know , ICANN holds lengthy, in-depth discussions devoted to DNSSEC at each of its three annual meetings. The half-day session held at ICANN 43 in Costa Rica last month was particularly interesting. What became clear is that the industry is quickly moving into the end-user adoption phase of global DNSSEC deployment. If you're not a regular reader, I should quickly explain that DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) is the next-generation protocol that enables domain name registrants to give their users a more secure, trustworthy experience. Using cryptographic signatures, DNSSEC prevents man-in-the-middle spoofing attacks, such as the one illustrated by the Kaminsky Bug in 2008. During the session, attendees first heard from various domain name registries. Staffan Hagnel from .SE, the pioneering Swedish ccTLD operator, explained how the registry ...

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