Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Nordic country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) operators invites to a digital meeting on November 17 at 12.00–14.00 (UTC). The meeting is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about the implementation of DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and its current state in the region.

As the Internet takes an ever more critical role in society’s infrastructure, it is becoming increasingly more important to ensure that information is not falsified or ends up in the wrong hands. DNSSEC is an important contribution to more secure communication online.

When you look up a domain name, a search for an IP address is initiated in order to contact the server hosting the service you are looking for. The original domain name system does not ensure that the return for a lookup actually comes from the right source. This means it is possible for attackers to falsify returns and direct a user to another IP address than the one associated with the domain name. For example, a user may be directed to a website that looks like the online retailer they intended to visit, but instead, the website is located on a server controlled by scammers.

DNSSEC offers a solution to this problem. When a domain name is secured by DNSSEC, all returns to domain queries will be signed cryptographically. This makes it possible to verify both that the response comes from the right source, and that it has not been changed along the way.

The webinar presents how the implementation of the DNSSEC security mechanism has been handled by the Nordic top-level domains .no., .se, .dk, .fi and .is, and how the status is when it comes to the spread of this technology in the Nordic region. ICANN will also contribute with an overview of the global picture.

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Published: 15 November 2021