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Afilias' Ram Mohan warns TLD operators about the impact of Conficker, early in its gestation during the February 2009 APTLD meeting. Mr. Mohan warns that "...the Son of Conficker could be far greater. They could go and register domain names in every registry. If that were to happen the Internet as we know it could get put on hold."
Afilias Executive Vice President and CTO, Ram Mohan, delivered a keynote address at the APTLD meeting in Manile on February 23, 2009. Mr. Mohan addressed what security issues TLD operators should pay attention to in 2009.
Ram Mohan's Keynote address at APTLD Manila February 23, 2009. This clip discusses implementing .INFO's domain anti-abuse policy.
You don’t want traffic to your site hijacked and rerouted, but can you guarantee that will never happen?
When your customers type in your website URL, their browser uses the Domain Name System (DNS) to retrieve the IP address (or the location) of your website. During the DNS communication process, a bad actor could intercept the query, manipulate your site’s DNS data, and redirect your customers to an identical website run by the hijacker. Once there your customers would most likely feel safe to enter their personal information where it could be stolen by the bad actor.
So, how can you ensure your customers are really reaching YOUR site?
“Looking for a quick way to explain DNSSEC to people? Would you like a DNSSEC handout you could print out and distribute at an event? Need something to send to your manager or a vendor about why it is so important to support DNSSEC?” – Internet Society
Check out Internet Society’s 2-page, easy-to-understand fact sheet on Domain Names System Security Extensions, or DNSSEC.
What is DNSSEC and why is it so important? Jim Galvin of Afilias discusses the business reasons for, and financial implications of, deploying DNSSEC: from staying ahead of the technological curve, to staying ahead of your competition, to keeping your customers satisfied and secure on the Internet.
Howard Eland Senior Director Of Content Propagation and Resolution at Afilias discusses the differences between SSL and DNSSEC.
Thinking of deploying DNSSEC on your TLD? Find out what to expect from the experts!Â Click Here to view Afilias' on-demand webinar featuring a panel discussion on implementing DNSSEC.
Below are some photos of the Global Cyber Security Center's DNS Security Eventof which Afilias' Jim Galvin was a panelist discussing DNSSEC.
Ram Mohan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer presented "Securing your DNS infrastructure using DNSSEC" at the AtLarge Summit during the ICANN Mexico City Meeting.
On November 11, 2010 Afilias secured the .ASIA TLD with DNSSEC.Â You can find media, presentations, and comments from the event here.
What are Internationalized Domain Names or IDNs?
Due to the technical limitations of the Internet, domain names can only be registered in ASCII, otherwise known as plain text. International characters such as ö, ç, or Ф, cannot be interpreted by the DNS and therefore cannot reside in a domain name registry as a registered name.Read more...