DNSSEC services

To meet the highest security standards, Hover can manage DNSSEC services for your domain. By using DNSSEC, you can be confident that your domain's DNS entries are secure against forgeries.

Note: To activate DNSSEC, the domain cannot be using Hover's nameservers and would require information from your DNS hosting provider for set up.

What is DNSSEC?

DNSSEC is a technology that digitally 'signs' data, so a site is protected against attacks.  It helps protect against forged DNS data. The goal is to provide assurance that the DNS records provided to the user are the same as the DNS records published on the DNS server.

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How to setup DNSSEC?

Before setting up DNSSEC through your domain, you will need to confirm the following values from your DNS hosting provider:

Key tag An integer value that is used to identify the DNSSEC record.
Algorithm type Specific type provided by DNS hosting provider.
Digest type Specific type provided by DNS hosting provider.
Digest A string value generated by the algorithm.
  1. Sign in to your Hover Control PanelHover_control_panel_sign_in.pngNote: Clicking Control Panel will take you to a list of your domains if you have multiple. Click the domain name from the list to be taken to its overview page. 
  2. From the domain's Overview page, click on Advanced.
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  3. Click on Add a DNSSEC record.
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  4. Submit the provided details from your DNS hosting provider and click Add record.
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How to remove or edit DNSSEC?

  1. From the domain's Overview page, click on Advanced.
  2. Click Edit from the DNSSEC section for current settings.
  3. Make necessary updates or click Clear Fields to remove the DNSSEC.
  4. Click Save.

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