DNS Security

Noteworthy

 The movement is on, DNSSEC, ready set go! Just make sure you are ready when you go!

 Some folks have already asked me if DNSSEC could have prevented Twitter.com traffic from being hijacked. In this case, the answer is, "No".

 There has been quite a bit of talk lately about the best way to secure a domain, mainly centered in two camps: SSL or DNSSEC. The answer is quite simple - you should use both.

 Over the next few years we should expect to see applications leveraging DNSSEC in ways we cannot imagine now.

DNS Security / Industry Updates

DotConnectAfrica Delegates Attend the Kenya Internet Governance Forum

The annual forum focused on ICT Synergy and sessions discussing policies enabling access such as improving cost and quality of internet services, Net Neutrality, Cyber security, DNSSEC which has become a major factor in utilizing ICT services. more»

Introducing getdns: a Modern, Extensible, Open Source API for the DNS

At The Next Web, getdns is one of the challenge APIs in a 36-hour Hack Battle. Multiple teams of application coding experts are using getdns to develop innovative applications that leverage the global security infrastructure available through DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC). more»

24 Million Home Routers Expose ISPs to Massive DNS-Based DDoS Attacks

New research by Nominum, leading DNS and Internet Activity applications provider for Communication Service Providers, today reveals evidence that DNS-based DDoS amplification attacks have significantly increased in the recent months, targeting vulnerable home routers worldwide. more»

Motivated to Solve Problems at Verisign

As the world keeps changing, so do the requirements for products and services and the ways to achieve them most effectively. Our researchers and engineers continue to innovate and adapt to those changes, while also anticipating the next ones. more»

Diversity, Openness and vBSDcon 2013

Diversity is a central design principle of the Domain Name System; diversity is one reason the DNS industry in general, and Verisign in particular, doesn't do everything the same way and in the same place. more»

Neustar's Proposal for New gTLD Collision Risk Mitigation

Neustar has a vested interest in ensuring that the domain name system is as secure and stable as possible. We have been operating top level domains (TLDs) for more than a decade, and we intend to provide the same level of service as the back-end registry provider for more than 350 applicants for the new generic TLDs that we hope will become available in the coming months. more»

Dyn Adds Chris Griffiths As New VP of Labs

Dyn today announced the hiring of Chris Griffiths, formerly Comcast's Director of High-Speed Internet and New Business Engineering, as VP of Labs to lead innovation for Dyn's products and services. more»

DotConnectAfrica Registry Services Participates in ICANN DNSSEC Training at AFRALTI Nairobi

DotConnectAfrica Registry Services (Kenya) Ltd. ('DCA Registry Services') participated in a rigorous two-day training programme on DNSSEC that was conducted at the AFRALTI Nairobi on 11–12 June, 2013. KeNIC, the manager of the .ke ccTLD extension and organizer of the training programme, had also sent invitations to ISOC Kenya Chapter members who also participated. more»

Neustar Launches Enterprise Professional Services Offerings

Neustar announces the launch of Neustar Professional Services with a comprehensive suite of IT service offerings for enterprise organizations of all sizes. Neustar's seasoned team of professionals provides the expertise and resources organizations need to ensure the performance, security and reliability of their IT infrastructure. more»

ARI Registry Services Expands Top-Level DNS Services With Bold Plans

ARI Registry Services is today formally announcing the public launch of a service to offer Top-Level Domain (TLD) DNS services for new TLD applicants and country code TLD operators. more»