The Domain Name System (DNS) is the Rodney Dangerfield of Internet protocols. By that, we mean that DNS has trouble getting respect for all the important things that it does. Over the years, the DNS has been abused by spammers, its weaknesses exploited by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attackers and domain hijackers. Given that the spate of attacks is increasing (according to one 2019 IDG report), it is time to get more serious about how you manage your DNS infrastructure and how you can harden it to prevent future threats. DNS attacks are often used by bad actors to reach their victims and do damage to business reputations. In this post for Network Solutions’ blog, I talk about the role that DNS plays and how you can evaluate a potential DNS supplier and use various means to protect your network assets.