The CAA record type

The CAA (certification authority authorisation) record type is used to limit the Certificate Authorities that are allowed to generate certificates for a given domain.


Here, we query for CAA records of the domain “”. The result is a record with the tag “issue”, the certificate authority “some.certificate.authority”, and the critical flag not set.

$ dog CAA
CAA 1h00m00s   "issue" "some.certificate.authority" (non-critical)