Earlier this year the CA/Browser Forum voted to make Certificate Authority Authorization (CAA) mandatory for all Certificate Authorities. What this means that domains will need to assert via DNS records (the CAA DNS RRType) which CA’s are permitted to issue certificates for your domains. Think of it as “sort of like SPF, but for SSL/TLS certs”. CAA […]
We are in the process of upgrading our easySMTP: Outbound Mail system to a new server cluster, which will require a change of the public IP from 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. Authentication information will be maintained and we will be pointing the mailout.easydns.com so no changes will be needed to move to the new system and […]
We are in the process of upgrading our easymail mailout system to a new server cluster, which will require a change of the public IP from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168.
AAAA records can now be created or updated via DYN update calls. For the ‘myip’ parameter in the DYN update call, you can now pass an IPv6 address. Be sure to escape special characters like colons with %3A and forward slashes with %2F as necessary in IPv6 addresses. For example, the IPv6 address 2400:cb00:2049:1::a29f:1835 would […]
We would like to announce that we have implemented the Sender Rewrite Scheme, or SRS, on our mail forwarding services. This is designed to remedy the increasingly prevelant problem with SPF enforcement breaking email forwarding services from any provider, including ourselves. The SPF protocol allows domain administrators to specify which mailservers are authorised to send […]
As we all know, on Friday Oct 21, 2016 DNS provider Dynect was severely impacted by a big DDoS attack which has since been attributed to the Mirai Botnet. (interesting to note that “Mirai” means “future” in Japanese). Briefly: The Mirai Botnet is constructed by commandeering network connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as […]