One of the things to come out of the recent ICANN meeting in Paris may have slipped “under the radar” due to the media attention for new TLDs.
Pir, the organisation that manages the dotOrg registry (.org) was granted permission to implement DNSSEC.
DNSSEC, in simple terms, adds a level of security to DNS and can help prevent spoofing. While the implementation of DNSSEC has been discussed at length by many people over the last couple of years it’s only with PIR’s move that we may see it becoming a reality.
You can read more about what they are doing and why over on the official PIR blog.