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0d5Revisiting the PowerDNS "bind" back-end
I've been doing a lot of work with and testing of the PowerDNS authoritative DNS server lately, and I must say I quickly tire at having to create new zones in its [MySQL] back-end database. Yes, I can and do use the...
0d5.guru renewals at 63%
Ten days into its series of renewal rate disclosures, Donuts has revealed that .guru s rate currently stands at 63.4%. In a blog post yesterday, COO Richard Tindal said that the registry s overall renewal figure for the...
0d8Google launches com.google
Google has launched com.google, one of its batch of 2015 April Fool s Day jokes. Visiting the domain today will reveal a reversed perspective on the usual Google home page. Even the results pages are reversed. It s...
0d9That mystery $1 million .sucks fee explained, and it’s...
Vox Populi has agreed to pay ICANN up to $1 million in extra fees in order to pay off the debts of affiliated deadbeat registrars, I can reveal. The formerly mysterious fees, which comprise a $100,000 start-up payment...
1d5RFC 7484: Finding the Authoritative Registration Data...
Le nouveau protocole RDAP (weirds-rdap.html) d'accès à l'information sur les objets (noms de domaines, adresses IP, etc) stockés dans un registre fonctionne en interrogeant le serveur en HTTP. Encore faut-il trouver le...
1d6RFC 7493: The I-JSON Message Format
Le format JSON, normalisé dans le RFC 7159, est aujourd'hui très répandu dans l'Internet et largement utilisé. Il a pourtant des faiblesses, notamment une définition un peu floue sur certains points, qui laisse planer un...
1d12Survey Says…Cloud-Based Security Is Easier, Faster, More...
Survey results from a recent OpenDNS-commissioned study—titled “Securing Direct-To-Internet Branch Offices: Cloud-Based Security Offers More Flexibility And Control”—by Forrester Consulting show that IT decision makers...
1d15New DNSSEC Deployment Map Available In Global Internet...
Our DNSSEC Deployment Maps are now also available as part of a larger set of Global Internet Maps produced as part of our annual Global Internet Report.  My colleague Michael Kende wrote about these new maps earlier this...
2d21.sucks launches despite trademark lobby outrage
Vox Populi took its .sucks new gTLD into its sunrise period as planned today, despite an 11th-hour outcry from trademark lawyers. Pricing varies wildly between registrars. Registry CEO John Berard told DI today that the...
2d25PowerDNS with a SmartCard HSM for DNSSEC
DNSSEC requires private keys for signing DNS zones, just as your SSH client needs a private key to connect to a host via SSH. These private keys can be stored on a file system (and often are, particularly in the case of...
2d24US confirms Neustar to lose $475m-a-year contract
Neustar still seems set to lose a critical US government contract that provides half of its annual revenue. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously last week to begin talks with rival contract bidder...
2d22Will Vox Populi eat its own .sucks dog food?
Vox Populi has yet to decide whether it will put its mouth where its money is and open up its own brand for the .sucks treatment. In a radio interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation s Day 6 show broadcast on...
2d28Chehade tries to explain domain “hogging” comments
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade has distanced himself from comments in which he seemed to equate domain investing with cybersquatting . In January, Chehade said in a Huffington Post interview that new gTLDs would help prevent...
2d29Man escapes from prison by typosquatting
A convicted fraudster reportedly escaped from a UK prison by typosquatting. Neil Moore was serving time on remand when he used a smuggled mobile phone to register a domain name that looked a lot like that of the UK court...
3d19Faut-il refaire l'Internet en partant de zéro ?
Hier, aux Journées du Logiciel Libre (http://www.jdll.org/) à Lyon, j'ai fait un exposé sur la question de la « refondation » de l'Internet (http://www.jdll.org/events/faut-il-refaire-linternet-de-zero/).
3d19RFC 7478: Web Real-Time Communication Use-cases and...
Le système WebRTC permet une communication interactive et multimédia entre deux applications tournant dans un navigateur Web (d'où le nom de WebRTC). La vision est qu'Alice et Bob lanceront leur navigateur, iront sur une...
3d25The Internet of not-so-many-Things
... or: Brother, Can You Spare a CR2032? Last fall I had a fun lunchtime conversation with someone who had just returned from seeing a Gartner presentation about the Internet of Things. They'd made a bold claim, that...
3d31DMARC records
I've been working on optimizing the outgoing mail from my virtual server. This server has several virtual domains which send and receive mail as well. I've been using the mail-tester.com service to check configurations,...
5d38“Halt perverted .sucks shakedown now!” demands IPC
Intellectual property interests have asked ICANN to put an immediate stop to the roll-out of the .sucks new gTLD. A letter to Global Domains Division president Akram Atallah, sent by the Intellectual Property...
5d38Deploy360@IETF92, Day 5: EPPEXT… and we’re done!
On this  final day of IETF 92 our Deploy360 attention will be focused on only one working group, EPPEXT, that is looking at communication between registries, registrars and other entities working with domain names.  ...
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