Create a DNSSEC record for your domain in cPanel

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) add a layer of security to the old DNS system. There are two steps for using it: 1. Create the DNSSEC record on your cPanel account. 2. Let your domain registrar know that you want to use DNSSEC.

How to create a DNNSEC record in cPanel

  1. Connect to cPanel account
  2. Look for DOMAINS section, select Zone Editor
  3. Click DNSSEC link for your domain
  4. Click the Status field to enable DNSSEC. In a few seconds, a new key will be created for your domain. 
  5. That’s everything on the cPanel side.
cpanel dnssec

Movie on how to generate the DNSSEC key in cPanel:

DNSSEC record in cPanel

Registrar configuration

This step depends on your registrar. Anyway, you will need all the key details from cPanel: Key Tag, Algorithm(8 RSA/SHA-256 0 bits), Digest Type(1 SHA-1, 2 SHA-256 or 4 SHA-384) and Digest. You can check the tutorials from Namecheap and GoDaddy.

For other registrars, please contact their support team.


Wikipedia DNSSEC page

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