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Nominet scales back security features as new .uk domain consultation launched

Matthew Finnegan | July 4, 2013
Nominet has renewed its efforts to introduce the .uk domain following a wave of criticism in a public consultation.

"We original proposed that we would bundle features such as mandatory DNSSEC, and we also said we would bundle some sort of malware advisory service, as well as a trust mark," said Nominet chief technology officer, Simon McCalla. "We listened to a lot of feedback where people said that they liked those features, but they were worried that it might segregate .uk from, and somehow devalue the space. They would prefer if security features were optional and available to all.

"So apart from the validation and verification, we have pulled out specific security features from the new consultation, and have said we will not be bundling additional security features. What we will do is continue to encourage the take up of DNSSEC, which will help prevent 'man in the middle attacks', or spoofing attacks of domains."


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