• Time To Die for TTL

    Zone files contain an awful lot of TTL values, and sometimes it is good to take a step back to see if what you've set up is still meaningful. We took a deeper look at our TTL values and it seems an extreme TTL makeover is called for.

  • The launch of Registry Lock

    Today, on April 23rd, The Swedish Internet Foundation launched a new, semi-automated, registry lock function, replacing the old manual registry lock service that has existed since 2013.

  • Save the dates for Nordic Domain Days 2019

    Today it is my pleasure to announce that Nordic Domain Days will once again be held in Stockholm together with the Internetdays on November 25th and 26th. So, save the dates and make plans to join us for the nordic domain industry event!

  • Create domain names with special characters

    Most domain names contain only the characters a-z, 0-9 and hyphens, but what do you do if your company is called “Björns Åkeri” or "Guðrún's Icelandic horses"? With the help of IDN, the Internationalized Domain Names, you can use an increased number of characters in addition to the regular character set of the DNS system.

  • Misspelled domain names

    Misspelled variants of known brands of domains are common occurring, and the purpose is all that usually reputation parasitism. For site owners, there are a number of different services and tools that identify misspellings.

  • DNSSEC – The path to a secure domain

    DNSSEC makes the internet more secure by complicating the manipulation of the information that passes through the domain name system, ensuring users that they truly are visiting e.g. their internet bank and not a facsimile that was set up to steal passwords and account information.

  • DNS' best friends

    Two informative days has gotten The Swedish Internet Foundation acquainted with open source hardware security modules developed by CrypTech.

  • 11th October: KSK Rollover time

    On the 16th of September the ICANN board made the final decision to go forward with the Key-Signing-Key (KSK) Rollover in the root zone. After an earlier roll got cancelled, it is now set in motion again.

  • New major Zonemaster release

    The Swedish Internet Foundation and Afnic have released a new major release of Zonemaster on 2018-05-25. Zonemaster is a DNS (Domain Name System) validation tool which aims to improve the security and resilience of the internet infrastructure.

  • Critical IT-services in focus at the DNS reference group

    Increased robustness for critical municipal IT-services to prepare them for a major crisis, an update on the root KSK rollover and insight into the DNS architecture of Facebook were some of the topics at DNS reference group meeting in May.