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Updating the Keys for DNS Security



Scott W. Rose, Larry Feldman, Gregory A. Witte


To help maintain the reliability and integrity of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), NIST is working with specialists from around the world to update the keys used by the DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protocol to authenticate DNS data and avoid integrity issues such as domain name hijacking.
ITL Bulletin -


Domain Name System (DNS), DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), key signing key (KSK), rollover, internet, security


Rose, S. , Feldman, L. and Witte, G. (2017), Updating the Keys for DNS Security, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created September 27, 2017