U.S. Commerce Secretary cites DNSSEC on eve of root signing


U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke yesterday addressed a meeting of the federal agencies participating in a government-wide cybersecurity policy review, citing DNSSEC as a significant accomplishment in securing the Internet, on the eve of the signing of the root zone.  His remarks included these words:

One of the Commerce Department’s most important accomplishments will go into effect tomorrow when DNSSEC is deployed at the root of the Domain Name System.

This action will essentially give a “tamper proof seal” to the address book of the Internet – a seal that gives Internet users confidence in their online experience.

And I’d like to thank the Department’s partners in this effort — the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and VeriSign.  This effort is an excellent example of public – private cooperation, which included extensive domestic and international community consultation. 

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