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root zone key signing key
The public-private key pair that is the secure entry point for the root zone and serves as the root trust anchor for the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The root trust anchor uses its private key to digitally sign the zone signing key (ZSK) for the root zone. DNSSEC-aware resolvers use the root trust anchor’s public key to verify the authenticity of the data in the root zone.