Computerworld reports that .org has become the first generic top-level domain to provide its customers improved security using DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions).
Alexa Raad, CEO at .org, says the implementation of DNSSEC will help protect users against man-in-the middle attacks. The article explains:
For users, this means they can be sure that the site they are visiting is actually run by, for example, their bank, and not a hacker, as long as they go to the correct URL.
So far, 13 of .org's registrars can handle DNSSEC.