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August 20, 2019 09:31

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KSK vote was NOT unanimous

ICANN’s board of directors on Sunday voted to approve the forthcoming security key change at the DNS root, but there was some dissent. Director Avri Doria, a Nominating Committee appointee, said today that she provided the lone vote against the DNSSEC KSK rollover, which is expected to cause temporary internet access problems for potentially a […]

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Shut for fraud : List of domains at Tucows that got on the black list

Engaging in unlawful activities, such as spamming, phishing and other crime, can get your domains banned and blocked. Despite what some people seem to think, one cannot register a domain name and break the law with it. Per ICANN regulations, Domain registrars are obligated to handle such unlawful activity reports, and respond by freezing the […]

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Butt, Judge Why Would You Think My Ass Is Fake? Why Catch & Release is the Next Brilliant Recruiting Strategy –

The Domain Name System (DNS): Complicated Technology Explained in Simple Terms [Infographic]; w Page Load Time Affects Conversion Rates: 12 Case Studies; Why Inventors Should Watch QVC and HSN and Its Not  Why You think; How Three Millennial Influencers Built Their Following (And What Brands Can; Why A Major Advertising Agency Just Renamed Itself In […]

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ICANN to host DNS event in Madrid

ICANN is to hold a “DNS Symposium” in Madrid this May. The event will “explore ICANN’s current initiatives and projects relating to DNS research, operations, threats and countermeasures and technology evolution”, according to ICANN. It’s a one-day event, focused specifically on DNS, rather than the domain name registration business. The Symposium immediately follows the GDD […]

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Really Huge Domains suffers downtime due to “leap second” DNS glitch

Really Huge Domains suffered downtime on the change of the year, thanks to a “leap second” insertion glitch. The domain registrar acknowledged the issue, which took 90 hours to fix. “At Really Huge Domains we take pride in our corporate ethics and extensive effort to address technological challenges,” said the company’s CEO, Margaret Patroulias. “After […]

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DNS Shield Network : Free Internet white paper from Neustar

Neustar is trusted by the world’s biggest brands to make critical decisions 20 billion times a day. DDoS attacks seek to infiltrate the DNS infrastructure and cripple the functionality of businesses, big and small, costing them billions of dollars in lost revenue and valuation. Neustar has published a concise white paper addressing the subject, called […]

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Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the DNS – DNW Podcast #100

Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the domain name system, visits with DNW in its 100th podcast. This week we’re celebrating 100 episodes of the DNW podcast, and what better way to do it than have Paul Mockapetris as our guest. Paul invented the domain name system back in the 80s. On this episode, he talks about […]

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Radix doubles up on DNS

Company adds Dyn in addition to CentralNic. New top level domain name company Radix is adding redundancy to its DNS. The company has contracted with Dyn to be its second DNS services provider, running concurrently with Radix’s back-end registry services provider CentralNic (AIM:CNIC). A Radix representative told Domain Name Wire that it wasn’t having problems […]

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Is this the most expensive DNS change ever?

Government contracts can be quite rewarding, and in the case of the Samos municipality in Greece, the task involved appears to be minimal. As reported on the Greek government portal Diavgeia.gov.gr that publishes such contractual agreements, the project involved implementing the necessary DNS changes, in order to redirect three domain names: Vathi.org Vathi.gr Samos.gov.gr Per […]

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Corporate CEO discovers the plight of sticky fingers in typo’ed domain

When you aren’t careful about your typing, disaster awaits. Spin Dick Studios CEO, Larry Felmenstein, is upset with this ‘feature’ of web browsers. “Millions of visitors are lost every year due to typos, and there is no way to force them back on track to their intended destination,” says Felmenstein, pointing to his web browser. […]

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