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Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is an important set of extensions that provide an extra layer of security to the domain name system (DNS).

CIRA is committed to providing the Canadian Internet user with a safe, secure and trusted online experience, and DNSSEC is the next logical step in secure DNS services.

This DNSSEC knowledge centre includes the following:

CIRA is providing development support to the openDNSSEC project. By supporting this project, we ensure that Canada becomes a shareholder of DNSSEC technology while contributing to advancements in this technology initiative.

CIRA will be signing the .CA zone in 2012. This will lead to signing .CA zone files beginning in 2013 that will further protect Canadian consumers and businesses.

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