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ICANN Promotes the First DNSSEC Day in Paraguay

15 August 2023

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is excited to announce its participation in the first Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) Day in Paraguay. This national-level event is intended to promote the deployment of DNSSEC in the Latin American and Caribbean region (LAC). It will be held on 21 September 2023 during the yearly meeting of the Association of Internet Service Providers of Paraguay (ASISPY) in Asunción, Paraguay.

The Network Information Center – Paraguay has successfully implemented DNSSEC for the .PY domain zone, which serves as an example for the entire LAC region. DNSSEC adoption is important because it protects against DNS poisoning and other malicious attacks that can compromise Internet security and privacy. To function properly, DNSSEC requires the support of both domain name registries and registrars, and Internet service providers. This includes hosting providers, companies that run critical infrastructure or services, government network infrastructure, companies that have their own Internet infrastructure, and universities.

DNSSEC is an example of how the Internet continues to become more secure and resilient for its users through the voluntary adoption of open standards. Below is a preliminary list of participants in DNSSEC Day at ASISPY 2023:

  • Tempus Group S.A.
  • Panda Connect S.A.
  • Núcleo S.A.

Register today to help make the Internet safer and more secure. Learn more about how ICANN is helping to promote DNSSEC adoption best practices through its Knowledge-Sharing and Instantiating Norms for DNS and Naming Security initiative (KINDNS).


ASISPY is a nonprofit civil association whose objective is the representation of its associates in society, government, and regulatory bodies in matters related to the Internet sector. The associates of ASISPY are in various departments of Paraguay, and represent companies developing Internet access. Some of these companies have been promoting the service since the beginning of the Internet in the country, bringing quality broadband to cities where the large operators have little commercial interest.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.