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Infrastructure Redundancy: Are You Ready for the Holiday Season?

Redundancy built on top of redundancy at every layer of the infrastructure stack... If you look at the domain name delegations of several of our largest Dynect DNS customers you will see a common trend. Redundancy. more

Placing a Stake in the Ground on Domain Security

Domain name providers need to be proactive and ensure that they are offering systems and support to stop domain abuse. It is critical to the future of the Internet that we continue to find ways of combating illicit and malicious activities, and to work together to create an Internet that is safe, secure and stable. more

Who's Hitting Your Server? .ORG Provides Insights With 'Practice Safe DNS' Campaign

With the goal of promoting security and curbing growing abuse of the Domain Name Systems (DNS), .ORG, The Public Interest Registry is launching the "Practice Safe DNS" campaign - a new initiative that will serve as a key resource for domain holders, registrars, web developers and IT professionals to learn how they can respectively play a increasingly relevant role in providing a safer and more secure Internet. more

Secondary Market Buyers: Please Do Your Due Diligence!

As with all business transactions online, there are certain people who will try to prey on the public through scams masquerading as legitimate business deals. The same is true in connection with the sale of .CO domain names on the secondary market. more

Afilias Increases DNS Security in Latin America and the Caribbean with Deployment of DNSSEC

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for five country code Top-Level-Domains (ccTLDs) in Latin America and the Caribbean region. more

Afilias Receives Excellence in Online Trust Award from the Online Trust Alliance

Afilias was recognized on Thursday, September 23rd at the Online Trust Alliances' fifth annual 2010 Excellence in Online Trust Awards in Washington D.C. for its innovative leadership role in online safety initiatives over the past year. more

Afilias Secures .INFO Domain with DNSSEC

Afilias today announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for the .INFO top-level domain (TLD). .INFO was officially signed on September 1, 2010 and its Delegation Signer (DS) records were entered into the DNS Root by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on September 4th, allowing the .INFO zone to be validated using DNSSEC. more

Neustar Deploys DNSSEC and Registry Lock for .BIZ Domain Name

Neustar, Inc. announced today that .BIZ is the first top-level domain (TLD) to deploy both DNS security extensions (DNSSEC) and the Registry Lock service. Neustar is the registry administrator for the .BIZ TLD as designated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and is the first company to announce these improvements. more

Afilias' Project Safeguard to Boost Global DNSSEC Deployment by 50 Percent

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that it will deploy Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) across its registry platforms, signing 13 more top-level domains (TLDs) and increasing DNSSEC deployment among domain registries by 50 percent. more

Registrar DNSSEC Implementation Cheat Sheet

To ensure that all of our registrars know what to consider as they plan out their DNSSEC implementation, take a note of "Registrar Implementation Cheat Sheet," written by Shinkuro and Sparta that outlines operational considerations a Registrar should review, including important topics such as NSEC vs. NSEC3, Key Length, and Key Rollovers, as they plan their DNSSEC implementation. more