ICANN sets plan to reinforce Internet DNS security

In a few months, the Internet will be a more secure place. 

That’s because the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has voted to go ahead with the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Internet’s address book – the Domain Name System (DNS). 

The ICANN Board at its meeting in Belgium this week, decided to proceed with its plans to change or “roll” the key for the DNS root on October 11, 2018. It will mark the first time the key has been changed since it was first put in place in 2010.

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