Today the Corporation for the Management of Domain Names and IP Addresses (ICANN) at 16:00 UTC (20:00 Baku time) will begin updating the cryptographic key for the DNS root zone.
Some users may suffer if network operators or Internet providers are not ready to change the key, but if everything goes well, the vast majority of users will have access to the DNS root zone.
As noted, the operators who have included the check of the security extensions of the domain name system or DNSSEC information should check their readiness to change the key.
Changing the key does not entail negative consequences. According to ICANN Vice President Matt Larson, the corporation has made every possible effort to “go as smoothly as possible.” Similar procedures will be carried out in the future, he added.
DNSSEC is a set of security protocols used to confirm the absence of unintended or deliberate changes to DNS information.
In September, the ICANN Board, during a meeting in Belgium, approved a plan for changing the cryptographic key for the DNS root zone.
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