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Are there any TLD registrars that support dnscurve?

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What does your domain registrar have to do with what your DNS servers support? Also, it seems that DNSCurve is attempting to duplicate much of what DNSSEC accomplishes. I'd caution you against getting to vested in a somewhat obscure project like this. – EEAA Oct 12 '10 at 20:42
DNSCurve and DNSSEC are complementary, really, the better question is how many implementations of it are there? One? I hope it takes off, but I'm not holding my breath. For a deeper look, check out the Ask Mr DNS podcast where they talk about it – Ronald Pottol Oct 12 '10 at 23:30

To get DNSCurve working you need two things:

  1. The ability to publish long NS records contained the encoded public key in them
  2. A namse server that actually supports DNSCurve

For #1, see Ronald's answer.

For #2, your options are very limited. I presume that DJB's own software supports it, but I'm not aware of any others. In any event DNSCurve only protects the path between a recursive resolver and the authoritative server - it does nothing for the communication between stub resolvers and recursive servers.

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DJB has not released a new version of djbdns with DNSCurve support. 3rd parties have released patches for dnscache and a forwarder for tinydns. – Mark Johnson Jan 5 '13 at 5:07

Registrar/TLD Info as of June 27

3 different registars were used:,, and All of them accepted and published DNSCurve nameserver names correctly. In the overall, was the easiest one to work with for someone who wants to manually configure custom nameserver hostnames and IPv4 glue.

So, let you register nameservers for your domain with dnscurve names, any should work, but I don't know that any root server supports it, or will support it, any time soon. If they do, expect a minor one to, not .com or the like.

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