Search DNSSEC Blog


Friday, February 4, 2011

Verisign Selected to Operate .gov Domain Name Registry

General Services Administration Selects Verisign to Provide All Aspects of Domain Name Registration Service to Federal, State and Local Governments

"Verisign is honored to be granted the responsibility of operating the .gov and domain name registries," said Mark McLaughlin, president and chief executive officer of Verisign. "Our unmatched operational excellence and proven security expertise offers the GSA a trusted and experienced partner, poised to protect its infrastructure against threats now and into the future. In addition to providing GSA the best in industry service to reliably meet its evolving demands, we are prepared to deliver value-added services that the GSA and its customers may require."
In making its selection, the GSA determined Verisign readily addressed all of the items it identified as essential for operating the .gov domain name registry. These included:
  • Designing and operating a registry infrastructure capable of scaling to meet the needs of the GSA, while maintaining best-in-class reliability and accessibility
  • Operating a network infrastructure that supports both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
  • Full support of DNSSEC
  • Unmatched security and stability