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Strategic Plan to Promote DNSSEC Launched by Afnic

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11/07/2013

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DNSSEC, a protocol that improves the security of DNS against different types of attacks seeking to divert traffic from websites, was made available to the .fr TLD by Afnic in September 2010. Backed by its expertise and as part of its task as the registry for the .fr ccTLD, Afnic wants to encourage innovation in the .fr namespace and further strengthen the security of the Internet Infrastructure in France. With this aim in mind, the registry has decided to undertake a major campaign to promote DNSSEC for the key stakeholders in DNS resolution.

 

The strategic plan is based on several action levers, the initial initiatives being as follows:

  • Special DNSSEC training, in partnership with HSC for those involved in DNS hosting in France;
  • A financial incentive scheme. Until 31 December 2013, Afnic is offering its accredited registrars a 10% discount on the price of creation and keep options for DNSSEC signed domain names under the .fr TLD.

 

For Mathieu Weill, CEO of AFNIC “By allocating human and financial resources to the promotion of DNSSEC among our registrars, we are illustrating our support for French stakeholders in putting the .fr ccTLD on the leading edge in security.