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Poker.com Inc issued a notice letting the public know that their domain name, poker.com, has been hijacked, with all traffic redirecting. The Canadian company is vowing recovery and seeking damages. [...] Continue reading
VeriSign and the Internet Society (ISOC) announced that the transfer of the .org domain extension will be delayed in order to give companies selling the extension more time to comply with new requirements. Once the transfer is complete, VeriSign and the ISOC appointed Public Interest Registry (PIR) will jointly manage the technical aspects of the [...] Continue reading
UltraDNS, the primary provider of the .info domain extension, was the victim of a denial-of-service attack that sent nearly 2 million requests per second to the company’s servers. The company said that they were able to get the attack blocked before it had an effect on their primary DNS services. [...] Continue reading
In a move to strengthen the domain name system (DNS), the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) and the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) have reached an agreement to put several root servers throughout the Asia Pacific region. The new root servers will handle increased traffic and will also provide additional backup, protecting the DNS system [...] Continue reading
The European Commission has set a timetable for the .eu domain, hoping to find a non-profit organization to run the new top-level domain (TLD) by December. The commission is currently accepting applications. [...] Continue reading
The recent massive denial-of-service attack on the root servers of the domain name system exposed vulnerabilities to the Internet’s core addressing system. The DNS servers are essential to the Internet as they convert domain names to their numerical IP addresses. While the attack only resulted in moderate damage, it exposes the vulnerabilities subject to possible [...] Continue reading
After recent denial-of-service attacks, ICANN formed a new security committee to figure out how to improve the DNS system security. The chair of the new committee is Internet pioneer Stephen Crocker (he helped develop the original backbone network that was the start of the Internet), who reports that the recent DOS attacks will be discussed [...] Continue reading