How does DNSSEC work?
With DNSSEC, whenever DNS data is sent, the message has a digital signature. So computers can tell it's genuine. That means visitors can reach your site safely. And no one can tamper with your mail.
Check your own domain name
Not all providers work with DNSSEC. So it's a good idea to do a test via internet.nl on your domain name. If you aren't protected, take the matter up with your registrar.
How do you arrange DNSSEC?
- Ask your registrar if he intend to support DNSSEC at short notice.
- If not, choose a registrar (hosting service provider) that does support DNSSEC. See which ones do by ticking the DNSSEC filter in the registrar list.
- Transfer your domain name to your chosen registrar. Your site will then be secured by DNSSEC.
Want to know more about DNSSEC?
Will DNSSEC make my domain completely secure?
DNSSEC stops wrongdoers misdirecting your visitors or intercepting your mail. It can't stop other forms of internet abuse, such as phishing or typosquatting.
My domain name's protected with DNSSEC and I want to transfer it. Will it remain protected during and after the transfer?
Yes, as long as your new registrar also supports DNSSEC.
- DNSSEC Policy and Practice Statement .nl PDF document, (290 kb)