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Secure Domain Names

Use Secure Domain Names to authorize network connections with users and devices.
Once communication is authorized, the Secure Domain Name is resolved to a private IP address enabling point-to-point, encrypted communications between users and devices.

Secure Domain Name Service (SDNS)

The Secure Domain Name Service (SDNS) uses digital certificates to cryptographically authenticate and authorize user communications.
Once communication is authorized, the Secure Domain Name is resolved to a private IP address enabling point-to-point, encrypted communications between users and devices.
Networked Device Security

What Makes Up a Secure Domain Name?

A Secure Domain Name is comprised of four components. Tap or hover over each one to find out more.



Identifies the specific device or server running VirnetX’s Gabriel Connection Technology. Individual users can have multiple devices running Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems.



Domain admins create new users and provide access to applications, services and data. Authentication and authorization to these services is performed each time a VPN connection is initiated.



Create a custom domain name that identifies your organization and groups your users and devices. Set domain specific security policies to control access to your applications and services.



Select a TLD based on type of organization and location. The TLDs we offer are private and can purchased through VirnetX or our partners.

Top-level Domains (TLD)

Gabriel currently offers the following top-level domains for our customers:
  • .SCOM – General purpose namespace for all organizations
  • .SNET – General purpose namespace for all organizations
  • .SORG – Non-profit organizations or non-commercial organizations
  • .SGOV – Restricted use by Government entities
  • .SJP – Organizations operating in Japan

Benefits of Secure Domain Names

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) automatically created on-demand
  • Easily replace existing DNS or public static IP addresses
  • Works with standard network admin tools, REST APIs and networking libraries
  • Transparently handles user authorization and authentication
  • Extend to handle both network and application level authorization
  • Set security policies across your domain or at an individual user level

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about the Gabriel Secure Domain Name service.

How does Gabriel Secure Domain Name Service differ from the Domain Name System?

The Domain Name System (DNS) helps you resolve a domain name (e.g. .com, .net, .org) to a public IP address. Unfortunately, these DNS queries respond to all name resolution requests with unencrypted data making it easy for DNS providers to track requests and hackers to identify target computers.

Gabriel’s Secure Domain Name System (SDNS) is encrypted and only responds to authenticated and authorized requesters, thereby blocking out any requests by hackers and other unauthorized requesters.

The top-level Gabriel Secure Domains are prefixed with an ‘s’ to differentiate name resolution (e.g. .scom, .snet, .sorg).

Where can I purchase a secure domain name?

Gabriel Secure Domain Name’s can be purchased through our website or from one of our Partners. Typically, customers select a Secure Domain that reflects their organization or business name and is similar to their public domain name.

Once you purchase a Secure Domain, you’ll need to purchase client licenses based on the Gabriel products and services you are interested in using.

Can I choose any secure domain name?

We believe that secure network communications should involve each party having an authenticated identity of the other party; therefore, we reserve the right to reject a registration that misrepresents or fails to provide the applicant’s correct identity. See our Registration Policy for more details.