During the regional ICANN meeting in Amsterdam earlier this year there was a “side meeting” held by several companies in the domain name industry. The objective? To work on some form of strategy for marketing and education around the domain name industry and domains in general. The meeting was organised by Google‘s new TLD team, [...]
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Last night ICANN published a version of the RAA and related documents for public comment. While the Registrar Stakeholder Group’s negotiating team (RrSG NT) have been in talks on and off with ICANN staff for the last 18 months the publication of the documents at this time is felt to be premature by the RrSG [...]
While this might not be terribly exciting unless you’re a DNS geek .. IEDR have changed one of their nameservers. Banba is no more. Well it’s still there .. .. it’s just not in the root anymore: eg. dig +trace log.ie ; <<>> DiG 9.7.3 <<>> +trace log.ie ;; global options: +cmd . [...]
Verisign has been offering IPv6 connections to their EPP servers for the last year. However as of March 14th the Verisign registry backend will become dual stacked ie. the hostnames for IPv4 and IPv6 connections will be identical. While this may not impact that many registrars now, it will become more important over time, though [...]
DNS.be, which runs the .be domain registry for Belgium, is rebranding It’s a logical move, as the company is also running the new TLD bids for .brussels and .vlaanderen The new brand will be “DNS Belgium”
IEDR issued a statement yesterday in relation to the hijacking of google.ie and yahoo.ie The statement (IEDR_Statement_F_issued_9_November_2012) which is included below admits that their site was compromised and that the registrar was not to blame. IEDR has concluded an investigation by the company and external security consultants of an unauthorised intrusion into the company’s systems [...]
The IEDR’s main website has been in “maintenance mode” for the last two weeks with a simple message about a security incident being displayed. As of this morning, however, it has been updated with slightly different text: IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has restored services to all of its customers. Our corporate website, which is moving [...]
The IEDR websites are currently unavailable. However this time there is a holding page which carries a simple explanatory message: IEDR systems are currently unavailable. We apologise for the inconvenience to our customers. As you may be aware, there was a security incident on Tuesday 9th October, involving two high profile .ie domains. There was [...]
ICANN currently has a number of job vacancies open, which isn’t that surprising for an organisation of its size. One of them, however, caught my eye: Director, gTLD Registry Services, Los Angeles, United States Reading the job description this sounds very like the role formerly held by Kurt Pritz (well – one of his roles [...]
Wired is one of the few publications that generally does a good job of reporting all things technical and internet related. However the magazine’s site last night ran an article reporting on the GoDaddy outage with the title: Amid Outage, GoDaddy Moves DNS to Competitor VeriSign On what planet do GoDaddy and Verisign compete? I [...]
The IEDR are currently experiencing another outage. IEDR had previously suffered an outage from lunchtime on Saturday until 6am yesterday morning. While they had informed registrars and the public that they were considering taking services offline at some point in the next 24 – 48 hours this most recent issue was apparently unplanned. While the [...]
GoDaddy is the world’s largest registrar and hosting provider. Earlier this evening they suffered a massive outage which appears to be related primarily to their DNS. However it is unclear if that is the issue and it is also unclear as to what is the cause. At the moment pretty much every tech blog on [...]
The .nz (New Zealand) domain registry has announced that provisional registrations under the new extension kiwi.nz will open from next Tuesday September 11th 2012. The new extension under .nz will not “go live” until 500 registration requests have been received. During the provisional registration phase, domain names: Can only be registered for a maximum [...]
The .nz domain registry has announced that they have enabled DNSSEC in the New Zealand namespace: New Zealanders will be able to better secure their web presence from today, thanks to a major technical security deployment by InternetNZ subsidiaries .nz Registry Services (NZRS) and the Domain Name Commission (DNCL). Following more than two years of [...]
The Chilean ccTLD has expanded its DNS infrastructure with the addition of three new nameservers in London, Amsterdam and Tokyo. The registry has been expanding its external DNS infrastructure over the last couple of years and now has DNS in multiple locations across the globe: Further details on their site
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