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.Org the First TLD Added to the DNSSEC

The task of securing the Internet from a major DNS flaw will be a long one, but at least one step forward can be noted: the .Org domain, popular with non-profit groups and non-business entities, has signed on for DNSSEC protection, the first top-level domain to do so. This will help protect those domains from a security flaw uncovered in 2008, something they will need because many organizations using a .org address are not well-funded or able to afford top-shelf security. But there's still work to be done, according to eSecurity Planet.


The .org top-level domain (TLD) has now been signed with Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), marking a significant milestone in better securing key elements of the Internet against security vulnerabilities.

The move toward securing the .org registry with DNS security started back in September 2008, following the Kaminsky DNS flaw disclosure.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
.Org Signed for DNSSEC