Neustar to acquire DNS service
Sterling-based tech company will purchase Verisign Public DNS
Sterling-based identity management company Neustar has agreed to acquire Verisign Public DNS, a free domain name system, from Reston-based Verisign.
The DNS is essentially a phone book of the internet, translating domain names into internet protocol addresses, allowing browsers to access internet resources. The acquired service provides security and threat blocking on the internet.
The move is part of a strategy by Verisign to refocus on domain name management. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“A critical component of the overall DNS ecosystem, Recursive DNS is responsible for navigating and connecting outbound business interactions, such as email and service portal [application programming interfaces], to the open internet and external customers,” said Brian McCann, president of security solutions at Neustar, in a statement. “The addition of Verisign Public DNS to the Neustar family will utilize our recently upgraded DNS network infrastructure.”