Domain Name System

Internet Grows to 366.8 Million Domain Name Registrations at the End of the First Quarter of 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:45pm

The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 5.9 million domain name registrations, or 3.8 percent, year over year.

Key Points: 
  • The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 5.9 million domain name registrations, or 3.8 percent, year over year.
  • As of March 31, 2020, the .com domain name base totaled 147.3 million domain name registrations, and the .net domain name base totaled 13.4 million domain name registrations.
  • New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 10.0 million at the end of the first quarter of 2020, compared to 9.8 million domain name registrations at the end of the first quarter of 2019.
  • Verisign, a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the worlds most recognized domain names.

EURid And the Ecommerce Foundation Strengthen Their Collaboration to Improve the Detection of Abusive .eu Online Stores

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:34pm

EURid and Ecommerce Foundation have formalised their partnership by working together to improve the trust of online consumers, retailers and brand owners in .eu online stores.

Key Points: 
  • EURid and Ecommerce Foundation have formalised their partnership by working together to improve the trust of online consumers, retailers and brand owners in .eu online stores.
  • EURids new partnership with the Ecommerce Foundation will strengthen the fight against online abuse, by adding abusive .eu domain names into the Ecommerce Foundations Scamadviser.com database.
  • For EURid, this is another important step towards a more transparent and trustworthy online .eu space, ensuring protection against potentially fraudulent domain name usage, states Jordi Iparraguirre, EURids Innovation Manager.
  • Scamadviser is an online algorithm to identify online stores not delivering goods, shops that sell fake products or offer high risk or otherwise illegal products.

New Farsight Security Research Uncovers DDoS Events, Rise in DNS Network Traffic

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 11:00am

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farsight Security, Inc. , a leading cybersecurity provider of DNS Intelligence, today introduced new research entitled, DNS Network Traffic Volumes During the 2020 Pandemic .

Key Points: 
  • SAN MATEO, Calif., May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farsight Security, Inc. , a leading cybersecurity provider of DNS Intelligence, today introduced new research entitled, DNS Network Traffic Volumes During the 2020 Pandemic .
  • The research found a measurable increase in DNS cache miss traffic levels as well as a number of DDoS events involving popular brand names.
  • Some sites experienced "spikes" in volume -- Farsight believes those spikes represent denial of service (DDoS) attack traffic reflexively targeting unrelated third-party sites.
  • Learn more about how we can empower your threat platform and security team with Farsight Security passive DNS solutions at https://www.farsightsecurity.com/ or follow us on Twitter: @FarsightSecInc .

Closer Collaboration between the EUIPO and EURid to Benefit SMEs

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:30pm

The European Union Intellectual Property Office ( EUIPO ) and EURid , the domain name registry for the .eu, .

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  • The European Union Intellectual Property Office ( EUIPO ) and EURid , the domain name registry for the .eu, .
  • top-level domains, are set to intensify collaboration to support trade mark and domain name applicants and owners, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
  • At present, EU trade mark applicants are advised whether their trade mark is available as a .eu domain name at the end of the online application process at EUIPO.
  • EURid is also registered by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), which is an expression of its environmental commitment.

DNS Evolution Critical to the Adoption of 5G and Generation Network Technologies, Infoblox Research Finds

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:17pm

The report, titled DNS and the Edge: The Evolution will be distributed was conducted by Heavy Reading and surveyed communication service providers around world to understand the role that DNS plays in the evolution of these cloud-based network models.

Key Points: 
  • The report, titled DNS and the Edge: The Evolution will be distributed was conducted by Heavy Reading and surveyed communication service providers around world to understand the role that DNS plays in the evolution of these cloud-based network models.
  • DNS is a critical element to these new network architectures and technologies, enabling devices to access the network securely and reliably.
  • The surveys findings indicate that the future of DNS will hinge on the delivery of a fully distributed and fully capable edge-based DNS.
  • Infoblox delivers the next level network experience with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services.

100K Premium .Cloud Domain Names Released to Partner Sales Channels With New Pricing

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 6:08pm

NEW YORK, NY, May 12, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Top-level domain (TLD) .Cloud announces the release of over 100,000 premium domain names with a new pricing structure to their worldwide partner network.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, NY, May 12, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Top-level domain (TLD) .Cloud announces the release of over 100,000 premium domain names with a new pricing structure to their worldwide partner network.
  • These premium domain names are considered highly valuable for branding and marketing purposes and opens new opportunities for businesses to create modern branding and memorable websites.
  • The inventory has been released within a simple new pricing structure with nine tiers, and one renewal price across all tiers.
  • For more information please visit: http://get.cloud
    The .Cloud top-level domain helps businesses create a modern digital identity with domain names ending in .cloud.

Coordination Center For TLD .RU/.РФ Becomes a Partner of the Annual EURid UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:44am

The Russian domain registry, Coordination Center for TLD .RU/., has become a partner to the annual EURid UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs).

Key Points: 
  • The Russian domain registry, Coordination Center for TLD .RU/., has become a partner to the annual EURid UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs).
  • The study brings together IDN data from multiple sources, including an annual survey of country code Top Level Domain registries from all over the world.
  • At the initiative of the Coordination Center, questions were added about IDN formats available in registry systems and WHOIS services (the online look up services for information about domain names).
  • Coordination Center supports social and technology projects providing further promotion and extension of the internet.

EURid Reveals New Registrations Growth of 15% in Its Q1 2020 Progress Report

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 11:04am

Today EURid released its Q1 2020 Progress Report, sharing its quarterly statistics and developments.

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  • Today EURid released its Q1 2020 Progress Report, sharing its quarterly statistics and developments.
  • Main developments throughout the quarter included:
    - The discounted Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure with CAC and WIPO prolonged until 30 June 2020.
  • Read more from EURids Q1 2020 Progress Report.
  • As part of its ongoing commitment to data security, EURid has been certified for the ISO27001 security standard since 2013.

Secure64 Is Fighting Back Against A Wave Of COVID-19 Hacking

Monday, May 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

Secure64 DNS Guard is a family of DNS-based security services that protects the network and its users from harm.

Key Points: 
  • Secure64 DNS Guard is a family of DNS-based security services that protects the network and its users from harm.
  • "This pandemic is a global crisis, and it is the responsibility of everyone to help however they can," said Steve Goodbarn, CEO of Secure64.
  • Secure64 brings trust to the internet through its suite of purpose-built, secure, DNS-based network security products.
  • Secure64 is a privately held company which boasts deep technical and global experience in its leadership and technical staff.

DomainTools Announces Domain Hotlist: A Predictive, Prioritized, and Easily Consumable Block List that Identifies Active, High-Risk Domains

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 8:01am

DomainTools Risk Score is the foundation for the daily predictive and prioritized block list.

Key Points: 
  • DomainTools Risk Score is the foundation for the daily predictive and prioritized block list.
  • All domains included in the Domain Hotlist are both highly risky and currently active.
  • Since ingesting Domain Hotlist, Quad9has blocked nearly 35.8 million DNS requests to bad domains, and blocked more than 135,000 unique bad domains.
  • For more information on Domain Hotlist, visit our blog, The new "Hotness" at DomainTools, Introducing Domain Hotlist .