DNSSec is one of those abbreviations that insiders understand, but which all too easily causes confusion and concern for others. However, it is a subject that all those involved in domain management and Internet operations need to understand.
This is one of the conclusions made in a pre-publication issue of Signposts in Cyberspace , a new study from the US-based National Academies Press1. The same study recommends that the Internet community focuses on implementing DNSSec.
The report, "Domain Name Hijacking: Incidents, Threats, Risks, and Remedial Actions", provides a succinct summary of the definition and risks of domain hijacking:
Current .aero registration policy allows the reservation and registration of IATA-assigned location identifiers for this purpose but most airports in the US know the code as their three letter location identifiers as assigned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – and these are not always the same as the IATA codes.
As part of the pilot operation, a cross-sector task force has developed a policy to guide the registration and use of domain names needed to operate such services. This policy will ensure that future similar services can be operated by multiple providers yet retain the consistency so much needed by the traveling public.
Jean-Pierre Jobin, Director General, Geneva International Airport, comments; "This is the first trial of the new .aero shortcuts anywhere in the world.
Within little more than 400 days, there will no longer be industry standards for the use of paper tickets. IATA will cease to issue them. Travel agents will no longer be able to provide them. IATA's Billing Settlement Plans will no longer process paper tickets. No compromise. No slippage.