Deploy360 Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

Congratulations to Uruguay on signing .UY with DNSSEC!

map of South America

Last week Uruguay became the latest country to sign their country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) with DNSSEC!  With that change, the DNSSEC deployment map for the Latin American region gets just that much greener.  And now, everyone using a .UY domain will potentially be able to benefit from the increased security and trust provided by DNSSEC – and also to make use of newer innovations such as DANE.  I say “potentially” only because having the TLD signed is just the first step in the process of signing your domain – you still need your domain name registrar and your DNS hosting provider (which might be your registrar) to support DNSSEC.  However, this is a great step forward for Uruguay and shows the continued deployment of DNSSEC around the world.

Congrats to the team at Servicio Central de Informatica (SECIU) who made this happen!

If you would like to learn about how you can secure your domain with DNSSEC (whether you are in Uruguay or anywhere else in the world), please visit our Start Here page to begin…