A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking

Ross Tajvar ross at tajvar.io
Mon Feb 25 21:30:42 UTC 2019

Speaking of registrars vs registries - I've noticed some companies have
become their own registrar to improve their domain security (Cloudflare,
Google, etc.). Is that a feasible path for smaller organizations? How much
risk does that mitigate? It seems like it gives the organization control
over more of the domain registration, which allows them to manage things
better than a typical registrar might. But credentials can be compromised
in either case.

Does anyone have any experience with that setup?

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 1:49 PM Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

> > On Feb 25, 2019, at 09:25 , Paul Ebersman <list-nanog2 at dragon.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > ebersman> If someone owns your registry account, you're screwed. And
> > ebersman> right now, it tends to be the most neglected part of the
> > ebersman> entire zone ownership world. Let's use this opportunity to
> > ebersman> help folks lock down their accounts, not muddying the waters
> > ebersman> with dubious claims.
> >
> > Reread this and felt I should clarify that I realize that John and Doug
> > are not the ones saying DNSSEC is useless. I just hate to see the knee
> > jerk "oh, see, DNSSEC didn't save the day so it's obviously
> > useless". Let's give the world a better explanation.
> @Paul — I think you meant “registrar account” rather than “registry
> account”
> since most domain holders don’t have registry accounts. Registry accounts
> are
> primarily held by registrars. If someone owns a registrar’s registry
> account, then
> all of their customers (and potentially many many others) are screwed.
> Owen
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