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Oracle To Acquire Dyn

Oracle is acquiring DNS  and internet performance provider Dyn. The announcement was made earlier today. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. It’ll probably take several months for the deal to close and for now nothing will change for any of DYN’s clients. Here’s the press release: Oracle today announced that it has […]

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Brazil Blocks WhatsApp Again

A Brazilian judge has ordered the blocking of WhatsApp. The order came in the last couple of days and has been reported in mainstream media: The Intercept The NextWeb The blocking order means that 100 million Brazilian users of WhatsApp are cut off. AFNIC‘s Stéphane Bortzmeyer did a bit of digging around using RIPE’s Atlas probes and the […]

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IE Zone Now DNSSEC Enabled

As of about 45 minutes ago the .ie zone has had DNSSEC turned on. For the next few months DS records will be processed manually Here’s the full announcement: IEDR are pleased to announce the deployment of DNS security extensions (DNSSEC) for the .ie country code top level domain (ccTLD). This protocol will enable service providers […]

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Registration Operations Association Kick Off Meeting at ICANN 51

Registrars and registries have to work together. It’s a reality. While relations between the two groups can be fantastic, there are also plenty of instances where at the operational level things are a little “strained”. Those issues stem a lot of the time from technical issues, limitations and possibly “design choices”. There are a lot […]

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.Nz Registry Enables DNSSEC

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 […]

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Nominet Research Team Finds DNS Bug

Simon McCalla has posted some details on the Nominet management blog about how their research team and in particular Roy Arends were instrumental in finding the latest bug in BIND. Disclosure: As a registrar I was informed about the bug before it was made public, but couldn’t speak of it in public Related articles UK […]

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