Afilias Secures Domains from BIND 9 Flaw
Afilias’ network and buyers are guarded by its DNS variety methodology, which avoids single points of failure like sole dependance on a single DNS resolution software like BIND. “Afilias has an elemental security method in place across our DNS operations that integrates variety at each layer of our infrastructure,” Afilias executive VP and chief technology officer Ram Mohan claimed in a statement. “Most vital to this system is making sure variety in DNS software. An organization can build bigger hardware or expand its geographic footprint, but by running a single type DNS software, whether opensource or exclusive, they will always be totally vulnerable to nil day exploits like the one disclosed this week with BIND. Afilias’ DNS network runs both BIND and NSD, 2 favored open-source DNS resolution softwares. Running both synchronously lets Afilias simply remove one from production even though it is patched or upgraded, making sure seamless DNS resolution without the loss of uptime.
The same can’t be claimed of systems employing a single flavour of software.. Being at the forefront of domain security has meant continuous creativity and cooperation with states and organizations. Last month, Afilias signed the .org section with DNS extensions for the general public Interest Registry ( www.pir.org ), the corporation responsible for the .org top-level domain name, effectively making it the 1st open TLD to fight DNS hijacking using DNSSEC..
In late Apr, Brian Lovable , vice chairman of Afilias’ discovery services division, was named to the nation’s Telecomms and Info Administration’s Online Safety and Technology Working Group, established by the US government’s “Protecting Youngsters in the 21st Century Act,” to plug online safety through different instructional efforts.. Afilias also joined the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group ( www.maawg.org ) as a part of its continuing domain name anti-abuse efforts, making it the 1st domain name registry operator to become a member organization