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Infoblox study shows tripling of DNSSEC adoption

Infoblox study shows tripling of DNSSEC adoption: Government Computer News notes that a recent Infoblox and Measurement Factory study of domain name servers on the Internet found a tripling of zones signed with DNSSEC, based on a sample of 5 percent of the Internet’s IPv4 address space. From the article: “The scan showed that the number of zones signed using DNSSEC—the DNS Security Extensions—jumped from 45 to 167 in the past year. ‘The [DNSSEC] numbers in an absolute sense are small,’ [Infoblox Vice President for Architecture Cricket] Liu said. ‘But people do seem to be interested in it. It’s catching on’.”

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Dot-ORG documents “the DNSSEC groundswell”

Dot-ORG documents “the DNSSEC groundswell”: A blog post from dot-ORG, the Public Interest Registry, details the “groundswell” of progress toward DNSSEC deployment, from major steps such as the U.S. federal government mandate for agencies to deploy DNSSEC to PayPal’s support for the security extensions.

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Deployment watch: Penn, dot-TM, VeriSign, Dyn and NamesBeyond

Help this newsletter stay up-to-date on your organization’s deployment news by submitting information about your DNSSEC deployment deadlines, test beds or other progress to <tldwatch@shinkuro.com>. This month’s updates include:

* University of Pennsylvania first U.S. university to deploy:  The University of Pennsylvania announced it is the first U.S. university to implement DNSSEC across the entire institution. Shumon Huque, a Penn IT technical director, also is working with EDUCAUSE to secure the dot-EDU top-level domain “Higher education can take a leadership role in securing the DNS,” Huque said.  “If a few universities in advanced networking adopt DNSSEC and share experiences, we can make broad deployment more straightforward for the larger community.”

* Turkmenistan announces DNSSEC deployment:  Turkmenistan’s dot-TM domain registry has launched DNSSEC. While not a trademark registry, it encourages trademark owners to register dot-TM names.

* VeriSign launches boot camp, tools and training to aid DNSSEC deployment:  VeriSign has created a technical “boot camp” program to train registrars, ISPs and larger registrants in DNSSEC assessment and implementation.  The effort also includes an interoperability lab that will allow vendors to evaluate how their equipment works with DNSSEC.  Network and computing equipment manufacturers also are being invited to VeriSign to review how DNSSEC will work with their equipment when DNSSEC is implemented in the .com and .net TLDs. VeriSign has announced it will deploy DNSSEC in the dot-COM and dot-NET domains by early 2011 and is working with EDUCAUSE on DNSSEC deployment in the dot-EDU domain.

* Dyn, Inc. reports on testing with dot-ORG:  Dyn, Inc. published resources and updates about its testbed and other preparations for deploying DNSSEC for  dot-ORG zones registered with the company.

* NamesBeyond has embedded support for DNSSEC. They offer DNSSEC management and configuration, allowing customers to configure DNSSEC parameters such as key type, size, validity period, supporting both NSEC and NSEC3 parameters.

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