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0d10Rachel update
I visited rmc28 this morning. She's having a hard time this week: a secondary infection has given her a high fever. (Something like this is apparently typical at this point in the treatment.) The antibiotics are playing...
0d11Reddit peppers Go Daddy boss with sexism questions
Go Daddy can t seem to shake off the legacy of its long-running, sexually suggestive TV advertising. In an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit yesterday, CEO Blake Irving seemed to face more questions about sexism, women...
0d11Architelos: shadiest new gTLD is only 10% shady
Disputing the recent Blue Coat report into shady new gTLDs, domain security firm Architelos says that the shadiest namespace is just under 10% shady. That s a far cry from Blue Coat s claim earlier this week that nine...
0d11Two .cpa applicants lose CPE
Two applicants that applied for the gTLD .cpa as a Community have lost their Community Priority Evaluations. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants scored 11 points out of 16, CPA Australia scored 12....
0d11Blue Coat explains .zip screw-up
Security vendor Blue Coat apparently doesn t check whether domains are actually domains before it advises customers to block them. The company yesterday published a blog post that sought to explain why it denounced...
0d15Anger as ICANN’s member flops before board
ICANN s board of directors came to blows with its key accountability working group this week, over proposals that would give ICANN the community the right to sue ICANN the organization. An extraordinary three-hour...
0d12.cam given the nod as Rightside wins confusion appeal
Rightside s application for .cam will be un-rejected after the company beat Verisign in an appeal against a 2013 String Confusion Objection decision. That s right, .cam is officially no longer too confusingly similar to...
1d9RFC 7620: Scenarios with Host Identification Complications
Un problème intéressant de l'Internet d'aujourd'hui est l'identification d'une machine (Host Identification, ou Host-ID, en anglais). Il s'agit de détecter si une machine A avec qui on communique est la même que la...
1d9RFC 7603: Energy Management (EMAN) Applicability Statement
Le but du projet EMAN (/search?patten=eman) (Energy MANagement) à l'IETF est de développer un ensemble de normes techniques sur la gestion de l'énergie par les équipements informatiques en réseau. Ce RFC explique le...
1d16Another new gTLD goes to a closed generic applicant
Dish DBS has won the contention set for the .data gTLD, even though its proposed business model has been banned by ICANN. Competing applicants Donuts and Minds + Machines have both withdrawn their competing applications....
2d18RFC 7624: Confidentiality in the Face of Pervasive...
La publication, grâce à Edward Snowden, d'affreux PowerPoint de la NSA montrant l'ampleur de la surveillance permanente et généralisée a suscité une prise de conscience chez tous les acteurs de l'Internet. (D'autant plus...
2d23PowerDNS Security Advisory 2015-02
A bug was recently found in our DNS packet parsing/generation code, which, when exploited, can cause individual threads (disabling service) or whole processes (allowing a supervisor to restart them) to crash with just...
2d23Third ICM windfall due as .sex hits sunrise
If we ve learned one thing about new gTLD sunrise periods, it s that adult-oriented TLDs sell quite well. ICM Registry started its third such period yesterday, as .sex went into its TMCH Sunrise phase. Until October 1,...
2d24Events Calendar for DNSSEC / DANE Activities Now Available
Every month on our DNSSEC Coordination calls (1st Thursday of the month) we go over the upcoming activities we know about that are related to DNSSEC and / or DANE.  Now I ve made that event information available in an...
2d24More dirty tricks questions raised in .africa saga
DotConnectAfrica leaned on a former employee and used suspected astroturf in an unsuccessful attempt to have the Kenyan government support its .africa bid, newly published documents reveal. Evidence to the .africa...
3d28.food could be heading for limbo after closed generic...
The future of the .food gTLD is up in the air after single-registrant applicant Lifestyle Domain Holdings won its contention set. The applicant, a subsidiary of Scripps Networks, is the sole remaining .food applicant...
3d32Laughable security report labels Google Registry “shady”
A report by security company Blue Coat Systems today denounced new gTLDs as shady and recommended organizations think about blocking the shadiest ones entirely. The study classified tens of millions of domains requested...
3d32ICANN finally publishes THAT .africa letter, makes me look..
ICANN has finally published the letter it controversially drafted for the African Union Commission in order to help it express support for ZA Central Registry s .africa bid. Having now read the draft letter for the first...
7d57RFC 7613: Preparation, Enforcement, and Comparison of...
Ah, les plaisirs de l'internationalisation du logiciel... Quand l'informatique ne concernait que les États-Unis, tout était simple. Un utilisateur ne pouvait avoir un nom (un login) que composé des lettres de l'alphabet...
7d64PowerDNS Authoritative Server 3.4.6 released
We re pleased to announce the release of the PowerDNS Authoritative Server version 3.4.6. This release fixes some bugs and has several improvements. Tarballs and packages are available on: *...
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