Published August 13, 2010
The .au Domain Administration (auDA) has released details of the rollout of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the .au name space.
Announced yesterday, the deployment will consist of five stages to introduce DNSSEC into the .au TLD (Top Level Domain) and second-level zones; including com.au, net.au, org.au and asn.au.
Developed in conjunction with the .au registry operator, AusRegistry Pty Ltd, the implementation will commence in September, initially to experiment and test; followed by a staged "signing" of second level .au domains, followed by a trial implementation for domain name registrants; then culminating in a full rollout to registrants.
Each stage will be followed by a review by auDA's independent Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). The final stage of the implementation plan will be the active encouragement of Australian ISPs and domain name registrants to adopt DNSSEC. auDA believes the involvement of the Australian Government will be crucial in helping convince domain name registrars of the importance of DNSSEC for the security of Australia's Internet Infrastructure.
DNSSEC deployment helps protect Internet users from certain DNS-related cyber attacks. DNSSEC was implemented at the Internet's authoritative root zone in July by ICANN and VeriSign in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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