U.S. Gov’t Proposes Digital Signing of DNS Root Zone File

[IDG] The U.S. government is soliciting input on a way to make the Internet’s addressing system less susceptible to tampering by hackers.Under the idea, records in the DNS (Domain Name System) root zone would be cryptographically signed using DNSSEC (Domain Name and Addressing System Security Extensions), a set of protocols that allows DNS records to carry a digital signature.The U.S. Department of Commerce is asking for comments through Nov. 24 on how DNSSEC could best be deployed.
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