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Afilias has informed registrars and registry clients that it is taking steps to remove orphan glue records from 200+ TLD zones in its care. This will eliminate the potential for a handful of domain names to be misused.
Implementing security requires attention to detail. Integrating security services with applications where neither the security service nor the application consider their counterpart in their design sometimes make plain that a fundamental change in existing practices is needed. Existing “standard” registrar business practices require revision before the benefits of the secure infrastructure foundation DNSSEC offers can be realized.
Registrars have the opportunity to fundamentally change the landscape of the Internet's security infrastructure by working to close the DNSSEC functionality gap. Virtually everything every Internet user does on the Internet depends on the DNS. DNSSEC is not just about protecting the DNS, it is about building a secure infrastructure foundation upon which new and innovative services and applications can be built to benefit us all. Registrars are the linchpins to advancing the deployment of DNSSEC.
Where is the domain industry with the adoption of DNSSEC? After a burst of well publicized activity from 2009-2011 — .org, .com, .net, and .gov adopting DNSSEC, roots signed, other Top-Level Domains (TLDs) signed — the pace of adoption appears to have slowed in recent years.
As many readers know, DNSSEC requires multiple steps in the chain of trust to be in place to improve online security. Those are: