Domain Tech

  • 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…

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  • Ship explosion takes ICANN gear out of action

    …, according to ICANN. ICANN had two containers — a 40-footer and 20-footer — on the ship, moving gear from June’s Helsinki meeting to next month’s ICANN 57 in India, ICANN said. The smaller of the two containers was close to the fire and has been “detained” in Germany where it may not be released for months or years. It held “printers, remote…

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  • Are .mail, .home and .corp safe to launch? Applicants think so

    … ICANN should lift the freeze on new gTLDs .mail, .home and .corp, despite fears they could cause widespread disruption, according to applicants. Fifteen applicants for the strings wrote to ICANN last week to ask for a risk mitigation plan that would allow them to be delegated. The three would-be gTLDs were put on hold indefinitely almost three…

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  • ICANN to flip the secret key to the internet

    … ICANN is about to embark on a year-long effort to warn the internet that it plans to replace the top-level cryptographic keys used in DNSSEC for the first time. CTO David Conrad told DI today that ICANN will rotate the so-called Key Signing Key that is used as the “trust anchor” for all DNSSEC queries that happen on the internet. Due…

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  • Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk

    … Verisign has revived its old name collisions security scare story, publishing this week a weighty research paper claiming millions are at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks. It’s actually a study into how a well-known type of attack, first documented in the 1990s, might become easier due to the expansion of the DNS at the top level. According…

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  • It’s official: new gTLDs didn’t kill anyone

    … such as system failure and DNS queries leaking on to the internet. The applied-for gTLDs .corp and .home have been effectively banned, due to the vast numbers of organizations already using them. All other gTLDs were obliged, following JAS recommendations, to redirect all non-existent domains to 127.0.53.53, an IP address chosen to put network administrators…

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  • Verisign offers free public DNS

    … Verisign has launched a free recursive DNS service aimed at the consumer market. Public DNS, as the service is called, is being positioned as a way to avoid having your browsing history collated and sold for marketing purposes by your ISP. There’s no charge, and the company is promising not to sell your data. It also does not plan to monetize…

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  • .sexy may be blocked in Iran

    … fetching URLs in the background of web pages using Google Ads. When the experimenters used HTML 5 to run their scripts instead, there was no problem resolving the names. The study did not look at some of the perhaps more pressing UA issues, such as the ability for registrants and others to use new gTLD domain names in web applications. Related posts: 100 .sexy names reserved by Uniregistry Uniregistry bans front-page porn in .sexy Over 87,000 new gTLD domains now blocked …

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  • Blue Coat explains .zip screw-up

    … Security vendor Blue Coat apparently doesn’t check whether domains are actually domains before it advises customers to block them. The company yesterday published a blog post that sought to explain why it denounced Google’s unlaunched .zip gTLD as “100% shady” even though the only .zip domain in existence leads to google.com. Unrepentant, Blue…

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  • Concern over mystery TMCH outage

    … ICANN is investigating the causes and impact of a database outage that is believed to have hit the Trademark Clearinghouse for 10 hours last Friday. Some in the intellectual property community are concerned that the downtime may have allowed people to register domain names without receiving Trademark Claims notices. The downtime was confirmed…

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  • Group forms to stop new gTLDs breaking stuff

    … in a coordination role. After the UASG’s inaugural meeting in Washington DC a few weeks ago, ICANN hosted a session during ICANN 52. It’s also hosting a mailing list and the group’s first conference call, which will take place tomorrow at 1600 UTC. Tweet Tagged: ICANN, icann 52, new gTLDs, the dna, uasg, universal acceptance …

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  • Comcast users report name collision bugs

    … US cable ISP Comcast has become the latest company to experience problems caused by name collisions with new gTLDs. In this case the gTLD in question is .network, which Donuts had delegated at the end of August. Users of Comcast’s Xfinity service have been complaining about various issues linked to collisions ever since. It turns out some…

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  • Verisign plans TLD standards group

    … such an association is needed and what its remit would be. But the Domain Name Association apparently has other ideas, suggesting in a recent blog post that the DNA would be the best place for these kinds of technical discussions to take place. In the second of a series of three blog posts revealing the ROA plan, Verisign senior director Scott Hollenbeck said…

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