Published September 9, 2010
Neustar, Inc., the registry administrator for the .BIZ TLD, has announced that .BIZ is the first top-level domain to roll out DNS security extensions (DNSSEC) and the Registry Lock service.
DNSSEC is a system to protect consumers from cache poisoning attacks on the Domain Name System (DNS), whereby users are redirected to a fraudulent site where their sensitive information may be gathered through "phishing".
Registry Lock prevents the theft of a registrant's domain name by "locking" a domain name or record at the registry level, prohibiting it from being transferred, deleted or modified by any third party. The official registry, in the case of .BIZ, Neustar, must remove the registry lock status in order for the registrar or legitimate registrant to be able to modify the domain's records.
According to Tim Switzer, vice president of Domain Name Registry Services at Neustar, "With this announcement, we demonstrate our long-standing commitment to offering the most secure domain names using the latest and best technology available" .
Neustar says the .BIZ domain space began accepting delegation signer records in August this year.
Unlike some domain name extensions, such as .com.au, .biz domain names can be registered by anyone anywhere in the world. Figures from WHOIS Source show 2,116,701 .biz domain names currently registered as of September 9.
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