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Go Daddy, DynDNS.com And NamesBeyond Support DNSSEC-Signed .ORG Domain Names

Registrar customers now can sign domain name with DNSSEC validation keys

RESTON, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that three leading registrars - Go Daddy, DynDNS.com and NamesBeyond - now support Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for .ORG domain names, adding an extra layer of security for all .ORG domain name holders. The news comes on the heels of .ORG's announcement at ICANN Brussels on June 23 that the world's third largest generic top-level domain (gTLD) is now offering full DNSSEC deployment.

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By supporting DNSSEC, Go Daddy, DynDNS.com and NamesBeyond offer added security protection to their customers by enabling .ORG website owners to sign his or her domain name with DNSSEC validation keys. Registrants will benefit from the added ability to thwart the increased predominance of attacks like pharming, cache poisoning, DNS redirection and domain hijacking - all of which have been used to commit fraud, distribute malware, and identity theft. Additionally, DNSSEC upgrades the current Internet infrastructure by protecting Internet resolvers from forged DNS data.

"Having the support of Go Daddy, DynDNS.com and NamesBeyond will take widespread DNSSEC adoption to the next level," said Alexa Raad, chief executive officer of ORG, The Public Interest Registry. "Each of these registrars provide a critical link to ensure that .ORG domain owners can sign their domains and upgrade their security and stability."

The registrars' support is a critical component to overall widespread adoption of DNSSEC. Last month, PIR - the manager of the .ORG domain - announced that it had enabled the signing of second level domains. The move marked the final step in an extensive two-year process, placing .ORG at the helm of DNSSEC deployment.

"DNSSEC is an important step in reducing vulnerabilities in the Domain Name System," said Uma Murali, president and CEO of NamesBeyond. ".ORG domain name owners who want to apply DNSSEC security to their domain names can now do so with NamesBeyond."

"As an early advocate of DNSSEC, we are happy to push along adoption and educate users about the many benefits. As our users continue to demand security and protection, we are proud to offer full range of solutions. On our consumer brand DynDNS.com, we are a DNSSEC capable registrar and also provide key management and rollover services on our enterprise brand, the Dynect Platform," said Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO, DynDNS.com.

"DNSSEC is an important step toward making the Internet infrastructure more secure," said Go Daddy President and COO Warren Adelman. "Go Daddy supports DNSSEC for our customers and applauds PIR for being the first gTLD to offer it."

More information on .ORG's DNSSEC initiatives can be found at www.pir.org/dnssec.

About .ORG, The Public Interest Registry

Trusted across all ages, backgrounds and nationalities, .ORG is where people turn to find credible information, get involved, fund causes and support advocacy. .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) empowers the global community to use the Internet more effectively and, concurrently, takes a leadership position among Internet stakeholders on policy and related issues. The .ORG domain is the Internet's third largest "generic" or non-country specific top-level domain with more than 8 million domain names registered worldwide. PIR is based in Reston, Virginia, USA.

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