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3 hours 18 min ago

Here's a chart showing the ten largest new TLDs and the number of domains in each one, going back five days. It's updated every day around 3 AM New York time, so visit early and often.

Data from downloaded TLD zone files. Some new TLDs don't have zone files available yet but I don't think any of them are very big.


3 hours 18 min ago

For a long time, the easiest way to look up the WHOIS information for a domain has been to use whois-servers.net, which has kept a list of a lot of WHOIS servers that you can look up in the DNS. To look up something in, say blah.tld you point your WHOIS program at blah.whois-servers.net. Many open source WHOIS clients will do that automatically, or with a flag. But with all the new...

3 hours 18 min ago

DMARC is what one might call an emerging e-mail security scheme. It's emerging pretty fast, since many of the largest mail systems in the world have already implemented it, including Gmail, Hotmail/MSN/Outlook, Comcast, and Yahoo.

DMARC lets a domain owner make assertions about mail that has their domain in the address on the From: line. It lets the owner assert that mail will have...

3 hours 18 min ago

Heartbleed, for anyone who doesn't read the papers, is a serious bug in the popular OpenSSL security library. Its effects are particularly bad, because OpenSSL is so popular, used to implement the secure bit of https: secure web sites on many of the most popular web servers such as apache, nginx...

3 hours 18 min ago

I used to say to our audiences: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it!" - Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And how I Got Licked, (1935), p. 109

In November, the Authors Guild suffered a crushing defeat in their long running suit against Google's book...

2 days 9 hours ago

Since the end of last year, amplification attacks have been increasingly used by attackers and received heavy media coverage. Everyday protocols not given much thought before, like Network Time Protocol (NTP), can be asked in a very short remote command to send a very large response (list of 600 clients last connected to the NTP server) to a spoofed IP address (the target) by the requestor/...

2 days 11 hours ago

.CO Internet closed its chapter as an independent company and became part of the publicly traded Neustar on Monday afternoon. The Sterling, Va.-based provider of real-time analytics and...

3 days 1 hour ago

The Applicant Auction team is getting an increasing number of requests from applicants who are scheduled for ICANN's Last Resort auction and would prefer to participate in the Applicant Auction instead. A common question is: What is my last chance to participate in an Applicant Auction?

To be able to give a clear answer for...

3 days 7 hours ago

Heartbleed, for anyone who doesn't read the papers, is a serious bug in the popular OpenSSL security library. Its effects are particularly bad, because OpenSSL is so popular, used to implement the secure bit of https: secure web sites on many of the most popular web servers such as apache, nginx...