The long-awaited DNSSEC (Domain Name Security Extensions) has been launched today by SK-NIC, a.s.. This service is preventing spoofing and intentional manipulation of domain names and increasing the security of the Internet and its users.
The .sk root zone has been secured with the DNSSEC key using ECDSA algorithm on 19th April 2019. The service has been made available for .sk registrars today, i.e. on 29th April 2019. DNSSEC for .sk domain is as one of the first built on cryptography by elliptic curves.
SK-NIC has opened a new testing environment (OT&E) to all registrars in early April, where they can test DNSSEC service before doing it in the production system. Registrar had this environment available around a month before the full DNSSEC service provision. At the same time, the news pack contained an access to a new version of the EPP documentation web. This documentation includes now information on how to set up DNSSEC through EPP commands as well as help for manual usage in the Registrar Console.
In February this year, SK-NIC in cooperation with its strategic partner, British company CentralNic, organized DNSSEC training for the largest .sk domain registrars . Technical director of CentralNic, Gavin Brown, has informed the registrars of the practical settings of the service in the SK-NIC registrar system.
By launching DNSSEC the .sk domain has become a secure domain and moves the Slovak Internet ahead. It is expected that in addition to the commercial registrars and private registrants, the service will also be used by the public administration, which will use the opportunity to secure all of its sites in the same way as in the neighbouring Czech Republic.