[dns-operations] Question about DNSSEC and .gov domains

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Thu Feb 2 17:39:36 UTC 2012

At 11:59 -0500 2/2/12, Andrew Sullivan wrote:

>Last I heard, though, the federal rules explicitly did not extend to
>the state level, and everyone was very clear about it.

#include "Location: US"

A big portion of my American History classes was spent on states 
rights proponents vs. the federalists.  Ahh, the Federalist Papers 
(see Wikipedia.org).

Scott's answer is right - it depends.  And if the data transfer is 
subject to rules requiring DNSSEC, then DNSSEC is required. 
Otherwise, not a requirement.

It's not a technical question, it's a legal one.  A CSO should 
consult the lawyers for an answer, not the engineers.

Edward Lewis
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2012...time to reuse those 1984 calendars!

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