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2d20DotMusic fails the “not gay enough” community test
DotMusic s Community Priority Evaluation for the .music gTLD has failed, after the CPE panel decided the company was just trying to exploit ICANN rules to get its hands on a valuable string. In a decision (pdf) published...
4d25Cours « Internet derrière l'écran » au CELSA
En janvier et février 2016, j'ai eu le plaisir de faire une série de quatre cours au CELSA (master Médias Informatisés et Stratégies de Communication (http://www.celsa-misc.fr/)) sur le thème « Internet derrière...
4d29Donuts makes Hollywood content policing deal
Donuts has made a deal with the American movie industry that will make it easier to take down piracy domains. The Motion Picture Association of America has been given a Trusted Notifier status, and the two companies have...
4d29New gTLDs top 12 million domains
The new gTLD universe passed 12 million domains for the first time today, according to zone files. Today, we counting 12,001,346 domains across all the 2012-round gTLD zones, up by just under 60,000 names on the day....
4d28.xyz passed two million names, growing like crazy
The .xyz gTLD at the weekend became the first new gTLD to pass the two million domains mark, as it experiences ridiculously fast growth. Its zone file has grown by 274,315 domains in the last seven days, hitting...
4d28ICANN names Göran Marby new CEO
ICANN has its sixth CEO in its 18-year history. Swedish telecoms regulator Göran Marby will take on the job in May, two months after incumbent Fadi Chehade leaves. Marby is currently director-general of the Swedish Post...
7d40Tester son courrier électronique avec des auto-répondeurs
Une fois qu'on a bien transpiré et configuré proprement son serveur de messagerie, comment vérifier s'il marche ? En écrivant un message ? Cela ne teste que la moitié du trajet, il serait bien d'avoir aussi une...
7d39RFC 7749: The 'XML2RFC' version 2 Vocabulary
Contrairement à beaucoup de SDO, l'IETF n'a pas de format standard pour l'écriture de ses documents. XML est toutefois le plus répandu, avec le vocabulaire qui avait été autrefois décrit dans le RFC 2629, et qui est...
7d39RFC 7739: Security Implications of Predictable Fragment...
Le protocole IPv6 a un mécanisme de fragmentation des paquets. L'en-tête d'un fragment contient un champ « Identification » (RFC 2460, section 4.5) qui, avec les deux adresses Source et Destination, identifie de manière...
8d45ICANN cancels Panama due to Zika virus
ICANN has cancelled its upcoming meeting in Panama City, Panama, due to the Zika virus. ICANN hasn t officially announced the move yet, but ICANN insiders and several community members are saying that the meeting venue...
8d49DNS DoS mitigation by patching BIND to support...
Last weekend one of our authoritative name servers ( authdns1.csx.cam.ac.uk ) suffered a series of DoS attacks which made it rather unhappy. Over the last week I have developed a patch for BIND to make it handle these...
8d49Ted Cruz slams Chehade over Chinese “conflict”
US presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has taken time out his busy primaries schedule to lay into ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade over his new job on a Chinese policy panel. Cruz said in a letter to Chehade that China is known for its...
8d47Pritz joins Allegravita and other industry movements
It s been a busy week in the domain industry for executive changes. Today, we hear that senior ICANN alum Kurt Pritz has joined Chinese domain marketing specialist Allegravita as a new partner . Allegravita is the PR...
10d59“We’re not homophobic!” ICANN pleads as it throws out .gay..
ICANN has refused dotgay LLC s latest appeal against adverse .gay decisions, and has taken the unusual step of preemptively defending itself against probably inevitable accusations from gay right groups. On Monday, the...
10d54DCA sues ICANN for fraud, demands cash
New gTLD applicants may have signed away all their rights to sue ICANN, but that doesn t seem to be a concern for loose-cannon .dotafrica .africa applicant DotConnectAfrica. The company has filed suit in California,...
10d55Windfalls still biggest money-spinner for M+M
Minds + Machines is still pulling in most of its cash from one-time new gTLD auction defeats, according to its latest trading update. The company yesterday reported billings for 2015 of $7.92 million, up from $5.03...
10d64PowerDNS Authoritative Server 3.4.8
Hi everybody, We re pleased to announce version 3.4.8 of our Authoritative Server. This is a small bugfix release to 3.4.7. Additionally, the deb/RPM packages on downloads.powerdns.com (those with -static in the name)...
11d60Internet of Temperatures
Having a few temperature sensors at my disposal, I made a big mistake: I compared the values they're emitting. From left to right we have here, in an area of 20 cm 2 , the following sensors: HTU21D , cost: $15 XDK on...
11d62PowerDNS Authoritative: the new old way to manage domains
This is the third post in a series that highlights interesting new features of the PowerDNS 4.x.x and dnsdist 1.x.x releases. I (Bert) have to admit something. Even though I set out to write a database driven nameserver...
12d63$41m auction loser tries to slam brakes on .shop
Lawyer-happy gTLD applicant Commercial Connect has put GMO Registry s $41 million purchase of the new gTLD .shop in jeopardy by filing an appeal with ICANN. On January 26 the day before the .shop auction the...
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