VeriSign has been granted a patent for a method, system, and computer-readable memory that allows for authenticated Domain Name System (DNS) name resolution. The technology involves receiving DNS requests with authentication information, validating it, and taking appropriate actions based on the validation status, enhancing security in DNS resolution processes. GlobalData’s report on VeriSign gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Authenticated domain name system (dns) name resolution method

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: VeriSign Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11882109B2) discloses a method for authenticated Domain Name System (DNS) name resolution performed by an authenticating DNS server. The method involves receiving a DNS request from a user, determining the need for authentication, checking the authentication information format and validity, and returning a DNS response if all criteria are met. If authentication fails, a security action is determined. Additionally, the method includes classifying users based on authentication information, such as priority levels or user types like governmental or emergency professionals.

Furthermore, the patent describes a system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium that execute similar actions for authenticated DNS name resolution. The system includes an authenticating DNS server with an electronic processor, while the computer-readable medium contains instructions for performing the method. Both the system and the medium determine authentication validity, classify users based on authentication information, and return DNS responses with IPv6 addresses. The classifications for users can range from high priority to guest users, providing a comprehensive approach to DNS resolution with authentication measures in place.

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