Under a proposed Verisign initiative, all .COM/.NET domains exist at the pleasure of the United States government. Verisign just released an overview of their proposed “Anti-Abuse Domain Use Policy” Under ICANN’s Registry Services Evaluation Process. The program’s chief aim is to provide a takedown mechanism of malicious websites distributing malware. In itself, not a bad […]
Who Will Be the Big Winners and Losers of the New TLDs?
Before the weekend I was asked to write a guest piece for Domain Name News (DNN) about my take on the new Top Level Domains program which purports to begin adding unlimited new TLDs to the root. Our reaction as a company to new TLDs is atypical for most Registrars. Rather than whip our member […]
Phishing scam alert from CIRA
We just received this from CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority), and wanted to make sure easyDNS clients are aware of this matter. You can stay up to date on alerts and announcements from CIRA by adding their blog to your RSS feed or following their twitter feed, both listed below. Please remember to always check […]
.COM and .NET wholesale price goes up tomorrow, easyDNS doesn't.
Verisign is increasing the wholesale cost of .COM and .NET domains by 48 cents for .COM domains and 42 cents for .NET. easyDNS will absorbing the additional wholesale costs into existing pricing.
Whois Privacy brings a lawsuit down on Registrar
Following on our explanation of why we do not offer whois masking here at easyDNS, we note tonight that Registrar Namecheap has been sued “over cybersquatting claims for a domain name registered under the NameCheap whois privacy services”. As we outlined in our original article: Whoever is listed as the Registrant in the domain’s whois […]
DNS cache poisoning exploit released
Hi There, There is a new DNS Cache poisoning disclosure that has been inadvertently leaked before it was scheduled to be released by Dan Kaminsky (IOActive). This is a very serious flaw in the DNS protocol that impacts caching resolvers, like the resolvers hosted at your service provider that help your workstation resolve IP addresses […]