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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


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


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


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:,,,,,,, and [...] Continue reading


Court Halts Domain Copycat

Activist Bill Purdy was ordered in court to turn over copycat URL, which the court deemed similar to, a domain used by Washington Post/Newsweek employees in their email addresses. After ordered to turn over the name, Bill Purdy has continued to register numerous domains. He now faces criminal sanctions, including possible jail sentence. [...] Continue reading


Anet Investigated by the Office of Fair Trading

Doman reseller Anet is being investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for its selling practices, including misleading advertising. The prosecution of Anet would be the first for misleading sales tactics in the domain industry. [...] Continue reading


.ko ccTLD Suggested

North and South Korea’s current ccTLDs are .kr and .kp, but lawmaker Lee Jong-geol has proposed a .ko ccTLD for both North and South Korea. [...] Continue reading

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