.nl signed, our clock is now ticking ;-)

Written by Roland van Rijswijk in category: General

SIDN – the registry for the .nl domain – announced today that the .nl domain has been signed successfully. We are of course very happy with this because this means that at some point in the near future we can submit a DS for our domains under the friends and fans programme that SIDN has […]

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Verifying the root trust anchor

Written by Roland van Rijswijk in category: General

Before you start using the root trust anchor, it is very important to verify it. ICANN has specified several methods for doing this. We relied on the PGP signature made by one of the trusted community representatives, Olaf Kolkman of NLnet Labs. Again, please make sure that you validate the trust anchor before you start […]

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Now that the root is signed…

Written by Roland van Rijswijk in category: General

Today was a big milestone in the deployment of DNSSEC on the Internet with the signing of the root zone. For system administrators of recursive caching name servers – or as they are colloquially known, resolvers – this is good news. For the first time ever, they can configure a trust anchor for the root […]

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Time to celebrate: the root was signed today

Written by Roland van Rijswijk in category: General

July 15th 2010 is a very special day… today the root zone of the Internet was signed using DNSSEC! Time for cake 🙂

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Welcome to the SURFnet DNSSEC blog

Written by Roland van Rijswijk in category: General

SURFnet has been active in the DNSSEC arena for quite some time now. Last year we deployed DNSSEC on our DNS resolvers and we have since learned a great deal about the operational aspects of DNSSEC. We regularly share this information with our constituency and our international peers at conferences and meetings. Since the beginning […]

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