DNSSEC No Longer Pie-in-the-Sky: Time to Develop a Strategy

You may have seen media reports a few weeks ago describing how servers behind the so-called Great Firewall of China were found delivering incorrect DNS information to users in the rest of the world, thereby redirecting users to edited Web pages. Reports indicate that this apparently occurred due to a caching error by a single Internet Service Provider. While the problem was fairly limited in scope, it could have entirely been prevented in a world where DNSSEC was fully deployed.

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

Dublin, Ireland - 29 October 2009 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that 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).

ISC, Afilias and Neustar Bring Secure DNS One Step Closer

Redwood City, CA – August 10, 2009 – 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.

VIDEO: .ORG implementing DNSSEC

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VIDEO: DNSSEC: Bolstering Internet Security


Alexa Raad, CEO of .ORG, The Public Interest Registry and Ram Mohan, CTO and EVP of Afilias provide a brief video statement on the need for Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the community and their dedication to widespread adoption and deployment within the Domain Name industry.

.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

Reston, VA - July 22, 2009 - .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) announces today the achievement of key milestones with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). PIR is dedicated to transparency in its implementation and sharing lessons learned with the Internet infrastructure community, with the goal of widespread adoption of DNSSEC. DNSSEC is a very important starting point that will allow companies to evaluate how to secure the many applications that are intertwined with DNS.

Afilias' Technology Successfully Signs .ORG Zone with DNSSEC

.ORG is the first open top-level domain to fight DNS hijacking using DNSSEC

DUBLIN, IRELAND - 2 June 2009 - Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and domain name registry technology, today announced that it 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.

Afilias Sponsors ISC and BIND 10 Deployment Initiative

Joins Steering Committee to help oversee the next evolution of the DNS

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 22 April 2009 - Afilias, a global provider of internet infrastructure services, today announced that it is a sponsor of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and its BIND 10 development effort. Afilias joins other industry leaders as a financial sponsor and member of a steering committee which will oversee the multi-year development project to ensure that the next version of the BIND Domain Name Server architecture is designed to meet the needs of the global DNS community.