Andy Simpson

Andy Simpson

Data Scientist at Verisign
Joined on August 14, 2014
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Andy is a Data Scientist within Verisign's Naming organization. His research is currently focused on security and stability threats to the DNS root zone and the impact of emerging global markets on the overall use of domain names.

The bulk of his experience is from working as a Software Engineer and Technical Lead at Verisign where he contributed to registry, registrar and domain aftermarket systems before moving into broad scale domain usage analysis. Andy has helped Verisign to develop a Big Data technology stack based on Apache Hadoop which is now the primary architecture for his research efforts.

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Website Usage Analysis in the New gTLDs

A recent study, by EURid and the Leuven Statistics Research Centre, set out to better understand the most common usage of websites that are linked to domains, and we thought it would be an interesting exercise to extend similar analysis to the new gTLD market. So, we analyzed all second-level domains registered in new gTLDs according to published zone files on June 29, 2014.  more

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