It has been widely reported, and generally criticized, that the Internet Society (ISOC) has entered into an agreement to sell Public Interest Registry (PIR) which operates the .ORG TLD, to a VC firm called Ethos Capital for a reported $1.135 Billion dollars. I’ve disclosed in previous issues of #AxisOfEasy that I sit on the board of […]
A Tale of Two Outages
We compared two datacenter outages that occurred relatively close to each other in both time and space. The first was the Namejuice/DROA/DROC outage which, in the absence of any information from the vendor we speculated upon and analyzed here. The other happened to us about a week ago. Both occurred during North American peak business […]
Our efforts to acquire Zerigo have fallen through….
For some time I suspected that DNS provider Zerigo was no longer a priority for their parent company after they were acquired by VOIP provider (and easyDNS client) 8×8 back in 2011. This sort of thing happens all the time, company gets acquired, parent switches direction, some of the acquisitions get left out in the […]
Maybe Yahoo should buy Godaddy
…was one of the random, possibly nutso thoughts I had on the drive in this morning whilst listening to the financial news. Yahoo is one of the rare companies actually trading up so far today on the “news” that it’s forming a committee of independent board members to examine strategy. Nobody’s said it, but in my mind […]
DNSSEC drastically improves the security of the internet and systems that rely on it. Sadly, there is a lot of FUD out there and we wanted to both debunk that FUD and explain why DNSSEC is vital to the security of the internet.
New GTLDs are great for pump-and-dumps, phishes and more….
Yesterday, egregious financial truth-tellers (and easyDNS client) ZeroHedge broke the news that parties unknown engineered what looks to be a textbook “pump-and-dump” on Twitter’s stock by putting up a fake “Bloomberg Financial News” site on the domain bloomberg.market and proceeded to run a story on it about Twitter being acquired. The story spread and shares […]