Deployment Guidelines Keep DNS Infrastructure Secure

John Storts
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The Domain Name System (DNS) translates IP addresses into user-friendly domain names and back again. The domain name servers, scattered throughout the world, make it easier to navigate the Internet by allowing users to locate resources by familiar names (for example,, rather than the numerical labels used by network equipment. It's much easier to remember an address ending in ".gov" or ".com" than it is to recall a string of numbers like


The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) uploaded the Secure Domain Name System (DNS) Deployment Guide to provide guidelines for DNS data security. The goals of these guidelines are to maintain the integrity of domain name information as it is being transmitted and to ensure authenticity.


Use the recommendations in this guide to protect your enterprise DNS infrastructure, and take a look these additional security-oriented guides from NIST:

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