Simple DNSSEC on GCP

Google cloud platform (GCP) allows an easy DNSSEC implementation for your domain. It literary takes few minutes to set it up. In this tutorial I will guide you on how to setup DNSSEC on your domain.


DNSSEC is a great thing that, unfortunately, was not easy to implement, and therefore the vast majority of web domains or DNSs do not take advantage of this security advantage.
Domain Name System Security Extensions or shorter DNSSEC is an Internet security protocol designed to detect and stop interception and change data on authoritative servers. DNSSEC provides the Internet user with the credibility that the website he or she visits is truly the same as the one he or she typed into the web browser.
The introduction of DNSSEC is a long-term strategy for ensuring a higher level of Internet security, and its introduction not only protects users and their data, but also helps build a more secure global system.

Who can / should use it?
Internet users do not have to take any further steps. If your ISP supports DNSSEC then you are protected and security checks are performed on the DNS servers of the ISP.

To start, read short instruction and follow them up through instruction pictures below.
So, first you need to visit your DNS zone within GCP panel. Then enable DNSSEC by clicking ”on”.
Google Cloud DNS will create DNSSEC records for a “key Tag, Algorithm, Digest type, and Digest” which are alone needed for registrar. Then open the zone you have your record sets. Next, open your “Registrar setup” link, and there you will find all necessary information which you need for your registrar. So, after enabling DNSSEC for your zone, you must activate DNSSEC at your registrar.
My registrar is Namecheap, and there is an Advanced DNS panel where you insert your information from google.

Here you only need to enable DNSSEC.
In right upper corner click on “Registrar Setup”
Here you need a Key Tag, Digest and Digest Type, and Algorithm
Once you select you domain, click Advanced DNS, there you will get these options where you insert information from previous image.


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