Fiona Alexander, NTIA’s associate administrator, said DNS-SEC was already installed on Internet root servers, but wider deployment would make the net even safer. She said the technology should also be used by domain name registrars, service providers and software vendors. DNS-SEC prevents bad actors from misdirecting users to malicious websites.
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