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Archive News 2002  October

iGoldrush is your source for the most current domain industry news and information. Read the most current domain news below, then visit our news archive for domain news from years past. In addition to domain name news, you’ll find domain articles, information, and interviews with top industry insiders.

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European Commission Plans for .eu Domain

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


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DOS Attack on DNS Exposes Vulnerabilities

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


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ICANN Moves to Increase Server Security

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


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ICANN Ill-Prepared for Possible Future Attacks

Though ICANN claims the recent denial-of-service attack had little effect on the domain name system, things could have been significantly worse. As it stands, it’s reported that more than half of the Internet’s root-level servers were affected by the attack. Reports show that ICANN is ill-prepared for future attacks that could lead to an Internet [...] Continue reading


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Denial-of-Service Attack on Domain Root Servers

A denial-of-service attack on 13 domain name service root servers caused chaos, but had little effect on the domain name system itself. While the attack continued over a couple of days, the 13 servers under attack are used only as a last resort for domain address searches. The Internet Software Consortium reports that there were [...] Continue reading


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ACCC Warns Against Deceptive Conduct

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission have issued a warning for domain resellers regarding misleading or deceptive conduct of business. The warning comes after Internet Name Group (ING) sent out misleading invoices for domain renewals that sought out payment for services that they were not providing. [...] Continue reading


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auDA Recommends Seven Second-Level Domains

auDA’s New Names Advisory Panel recommended that seven new second-level domains be created for Australia’s states and territories. The names to be created are: act.au, nsw.au, nt.au, qld.au, sa.au, tas.au, vic.au, and wa.au. [...] Continue reading




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