Home / Industry

DNSSEC Goes Inside the White House

Don't miss a thing – sign up for CircleID Weekly Wrap newsletter delivered to your inbox once a week.

For months, our community has been abuzz with one word: DNSSEC. Now, it's trickling into the White House.

Just yesterday, U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced, as part of a larger cybersecurity policy review, that the Commerce Department is one step closer to making "significant progress in helping the Internet become more robust and secure" by deploying DNSSEC at the root of the Domain Name System (DNS). "This action will essentially give a 'tamper proof seal' to the address book of the Internet — a seal that gives Internet users confidence in their online experience," he stated.

We couldn't agree more. As the first generic top-level domain to sign second-level delegations, .ORG not only applauds this historic moment, but we are also proud to be an active participant. Deploying DNSSEC at the root zone exemplifies the success that can be achieved through public-private sector cooperation. With cybersecurity atop of all our minds — whether you live on Pennsylvania Avenue or on Main Street, such collaboration is essential to ensuring that our technology solutions and protocols help shape policy as well as Internet standards. As Secretary Locke mentioned, "The Internet...is the cornerstone of the global economy," responsible for $10 trillion in annual online transactions. It's about time we collectively make it all that more secure.

PIR

About PIR – Public Interest Registry is a nonprofit corporation that operates the .org top-level domain – the world's third largest "generic" top-level domain with more than 10 million domain names registered worldwide. As an advocate for collaboration, safety and security on the Internet, Public Interest Registry's mission is to empower the global noncommercial community to use the Internet more effectively, and to take a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and other issues relating to the domain naming system. Learn More

Related topics: Cyberattack, Cybercrime, DNS, DNS Security, Registry Services, Security, Top-Level Domains

 
   

Related Blogs

Related News

Explore Topics

Sponsored Topics

Promoted Posts

Now Is the Time for .eco

.eco launches globally at 16:00 UTC on April 25, 2017, when domains will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. .eco is for businesses, non-profits and people committed to positive change for the planet. See list of registrars offering .eco more»

Boston Ivy Gets Competitive With Its TLDs, Offers Registrars New Wholesale Pricing

With a mission to make its top-level domains available to the broadest market possible, Boston Ivy has permanently reduced its registration, renewal and transfer prices for .Broker, .Forex, .Markets and .Trading. more»

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Leading Internet Associations Strengthen Cooperation

5 Afilias Top Level Domains Now Licensed for Sale in China

Radix Announces Largest New gTLD Sale with Casino.Online

2016 Year in Review: The Trending Keywords in .COM and .NET Domain Registrations

Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 329.3 Million, 2.3 Million Growth in Last Quarter of 2016

A Look at How the New .SPACE TLD Has Performed Over the Past 2 Years

Verisign Releases Q4 2016 DDoS Trends Report: 167% Increase in Average Peak Attack from 2015 to 2016

Neustar to be Acquired by Private Investment Group Led by Golden Gate Capital

Startup League Reports from WebSummit, Lisbon

Verisign Q3 2016 DDoS Trends Report: User Datagram Protocol (UDP) Flood Attacks Continue to Dominate

2016 U.S. Election: An Internet Forecast

.SPACE Becomes the Choice of the First Ever Space Nation Asgardia

Government Guidance for Email Authentication Has Arrived in USA and UK

ValiMail Raises $12M for Its Email Authentication Service

MarkMonitor Supports Brand Holders' Efforts Regarding .Feedback Registry

Don't Gamble With Your DNS

Why .com is the Venture Capital Community's Power Player

Defending Against Layer 7 DDoS Attacks

Understanding the Risks of the Dark Web

The .cancerresearch TLD: Search for Cure Drives Digital Innovation