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Internet domain keykeeper visits

Sherita Sharma
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ONE of the world's seven internet domain name key-keepers is in the country.

BrightPath Foundation executive director Bevil Wooding is here providing educational support at the Youth Tech Camp which is in progress.

He holds a special cryptographic smart-card that holds part of a key to generate the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protocol that protects internet domain names.

"The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a body responsible globally for managing domain names online," he said.

"In 2010, they came up with a new platform of protocol to have secure domain names called DNSSEC."

DNSSEC was originally designed to be a scalable distributed system, but its role was later broadened in an attempt to add security.

Mr Wooding said DNSSEC had been around for some time but it was never applied to domain names on the internet until 2010.

"I can apply that security protocol to the root of the internet so anything can now be secure," he said.





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