DNSSEC enabled for domain names on our platform

dnssecBy translating domain names into IP addresses, the Domain Name System (DNS) makes client-server communication possible and is crucial for the operability of the Internet.

Over time, the DNS has yielded vulnerabilities that allow hijackers to sneak into sessions and deceive users into giving their secure details to fake websites, for example.

This has called for the introduction of the Domain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC technology so that this part of the Internet’s infrastructure can be made secure.

The DNSSEC digital signature ensures that you’re communicating with the site or Internet location you intended to visit. DNSSEC uses a system of public keys and digital signatures to verify data. It simply adds new records to DNS alongside existing records. These new record types, such as RRSIG and DNSKEY, can be retrieved in the same way as common records such as A, CNAME and MX.

A signed nameserver has a public and private key for each zone. When someone makes a request, it sends information signed with its private key; the recipient then unlocks it with the public key. If a third party tries to send untrustworthy information, it won’t unlock properly with the public key, so the recipient will know the information is bogus.

To know more about DNSSEC you can visit this page on the ICANN website.

In line with the global end-to-end deployment trend, we have added DNSSEC on our platform as well for your hosted domains hosted in your iWebz Web Hosting account. This option is currently available for .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO and .BIZ domains.



gTLDs: Dumping The .COM


Banks, corporations and huge business entities are lapping up the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), switching from the legendary .COM.  Reliance Industries moved from .COM to its very own .JIO, the world’s 4th largest bank, BNP Paribas moved to .BNPPARIBAS and even the No. 1 bank in the United States, JP Morgan Chase is moving to .JPMORGAN.

Reliance plans to use up 200 second-level domains for different business & departments such as www.retail.jio, www.petroleum.jio etc. With huge entities like these who’ve spent billions building an empire & easily a few million more on these gTLDs, it’s hard to ignore the potential value in the new extensions.

Hollywood too, seems to be embracing the gTLDs with open arms. On our social media pages, we recently shared a news piece on The Hunger Games franchise who was the first in the industry to utilise the .MOVIE domain to launch their new websites www.TheHungerGames.movie. Music sensation, Lady Gaga also registered her website with a non-dot-com domain – www.BornThisWay.foundation.

Not only are industries, individuals & small & large businesses all moving to the gTLDs, but with the .COM domain names running out, the gTLDs may be the best bet. Late last year, Infibeam, an Indian e-commerce company launched the new gTLD, .OOO, probably a first for an eCommerce company in the world.

Get your gTLDs before they are taken!