The Global Deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Begins
Culpepper, VA USA -- June 16, 2010 -- The generation of the cryptographic key that will be used to secure the root zone of the Domain Name System using DNSSEC has been created in a high security data centre located in Culpeper, VA, outside of Washington, DC.
The ceremony was conducted with the goal of ensuring that there is widespread confidence throughout the technical Internet community that the root zone, once signed, can be relied upon to protect users from false information.
DNSSEC provides a cryptographic framework that improves the security of the Domain Name System. DNSSEC provides Internet users greater assurance that when they type in their destination address they are actually reaching the destination they intended to reach.