What is DNSSEC?

DNSSEC, or Domain Name System Security Extensions, is an Internet security protocol that helps reduce the chance that visitors to your .eu website are led to fake websites if they type your .eu or .ею website address, protected with DNSSEC technology, into their browser.

How it works

When you look up a domain name, or URL, this process involves a set of questions and answers whenever your browser issues a request to find the website it is looking for. But can your browser trust the answer it receives? How does it know the answer hasn't been modified by a third party?

With DNSSEC, browsers and name servers can check whether the answers they receive are authentic. This means that there is a smaller chance that Internet users can be redirected to ill-intentioned websites.

DNSSEC works by checking answers at each level of the Internet infrastructure, called the Domain Name System, or DNS. Each level of the infrastructure vouches for the level above through what is known as a "chain of trust".

Please note that not all registrars currently offer this service.

What is "Registry Lock"

The Registry Lock Service provides added protection to those .eu or .ею domain names that benefit from this status. This service can be used to provide a greater level of safety for domain names. It is intended to mitigate against the potential for unintended changes, deletions or transfers. With the Registry Lock Service, you can take advantage of the greatest level of security for your most valuable and highly visible domain names.

To take advantage of Registry Lock, please contact your registrar, who will be able to confirm whether they offer this type of service. You can search our registrar list by location or language.