DNS Certification Authority Authorization

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DNS Certification Authority Authorization

DNS Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) is an Internet security policy mechanism which allows domain name holders to indicate to certificate authorities whether they are authorized to issue digital certificates for a particular domain name.

It does this by means of a new "CAA" Domain Name System (DNS) resource record. It was drafted by computer scientists Phillip Hallam-Baker and Rob Stradling in response to increasing concerns about the security of publicly trusted certificate authorities. It is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) proposed standard.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_Certification_Authority_Authorization

Synonyms: CAA