The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) believes that Domain Name System Security (DNSSEC) will make Internet safer and sounder.
ICANN said that the changes announced by DNSSEC will allow domain owners to certify themselves. Self certification will make sure that a web page is really from the stated provider, and thus it will remove many popular attacks.
The new system has been introduced to the .org and .uk DNS top-level domains. Experts believe that the low cost of entry and the strong security provided will help in rolling out the system successfully to the massive .com domain during the first half of next year.
Recently, a Brit named Paul Kane has been selected to be one of only seven people in the world entrusted with so-called “keys to the Internet”.
Paul Kane, the chief of a UK-based Domain Name Server company, along with the other six will be able to reboot the Internet in the event of a world catastrophe or emergency like a terrorist attack or war.
Mr. Kane, who will hold one of the keys to the Internet for Western Europe, said that he was to be selected to contribute to global internet security.
As per some estimates, around 8 per cent of the Internet traffic is deceptive and pose diverse threats to the Internet.