BrandShelter Domain News
DNSSEC for .AT now Available
2012-03-19 | Jamile Tarabay
The nic.at registry system now accepts DS records for the .AT name space. Thus, now it is possible to secure .AT domain names using DNSSEC via BrandShelter.
DNSSEC applies digital signatures to DNS (Domain Name System) data to authenticate the data's origin and verify its integrity as it moves across the Internet. The security extensions are designed to protect the DNS from attacks, especially cache poisoning attacks, which can occur when hackers corrupt DNS data stored on recursive servers to redirect queries to malicious sites. With DNSSEC, poisoning a recursive server's cache is much more difficult because DNS administrators sign their data. The resulting digital signatures on that DNS data are validated through a chain of trus that starts with the public key for the root zone.