After 19 April, registrars will be able to ask AFNIC for domain names to be secured with DNSSEC. This crucial step secures the authentication chain. In particular, DNSSEC prevents attacks by cache poisoning, i.e. attacks which aim to capture and divert queries without users realising it, with the risk that users may disclose personal data in the belief that they are on the legitimate site of the attack victim.
With its expertise in DNSSEC, AFNIC will now seek to propogate its know-how.
Find out more :
AFNIC kicks off deployment of DNSSEC in France
The issue paper “DNSSEC : Domain Name Systeme Security Extensions”
(Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération )
Non-profit organization, AFNIC is in charge of the administrative and technical management of the .fr (France) and .re (Reunion Island) Internet domain names.
AFNIC brings together public and private members: representatives from the French government, Internet users and Internet Service Providers (Registrars).