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Hosting Companies Need Advanced DNS, Here's Why…

Hosting companies face many challenges today, from differentiating their services in a crowded market with decreasing margins, to an increasing pressure to defend against growing sets of attacks against their infrastructure. As more and more services drift into the cloud, up-time is becoming one of the most critical factors for customers choosing a web host. A hosting company's record of reliability can often be the deciding factor for a customer to choose one service over another. more

Brussels and the Month Afterwards: Celebrations, New gTLD and Security and Stability Issues Ahead

.ORG's David Maher provides an overview of the 38th ICANN Conference, held in Brussels last month, including interesting issues and events covered during the meetings. more

.ORG Inserts DNSSEC Key Into The Root Zone

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) announced it has inserted its Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) key into the Internet root zone, joining the top of the Internet's "chain of trust." more

Leading Registrars Supporting DNSSEC

As the world's third largest domain, Internet security takes utmost precedence at .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR). On June 23, we reinforced our commitment by announcing at ICANN Brussels that .ORG is now the first generic top-level domain (TLD) to offer full DNSSEC deployment. more

Black Lotus Selects Afilias to Improve DNS Reliability

Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced that Black Lotus Communications has selected Afilias' FlexDNS Platform to provide DNS infrastructure in support of its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection solutions. more

DNSSEC Goes Inside the White House

For months, our community has been abuzz with one word: DNSSEC. Now, it's trickling into the White House; Gary Locke announced, as part of a larger cybersecurity policy review, that the Commerce Department is one step closer to making "significant progress in helping the Internet become more robust and secure". more

The Root DNSSEC Deployment and Dyn, Inc.

The purpose of these ceremonies is to generate the specialized cryptographic materials needed to sign the root zone, distribute copies to two secure facilities, distribute the cryptographic fingerprint data to Trusted Community Representatives (TCRs) for verification, and to distribute crypto material to Recovery Key Share Holders in case of failure of these two ICANN facilities. more

New Monthly Fraud Intelligence Report Now Available

MarkMonitor has annonuced that it will be sharing a new, monthly Fraud Intelligence Report with customers and other interested parties. The goal of the report is to provide timely analysis of developing trends and new threats in the fraud landscape. The Fraud Intelligence Report will complement the current MarkMonitor analysis as provided in the semi-annual Brandjacking Index® reports and customer reports. more

.ORG Becomes First Generic Top-Level Domain to Deploy Enhanced Domain Security Protocol (DNSSEC)

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that it has taken the final step to become the first generic top-level domain (gTLD) to offer full deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Brussels

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc., brings you video blogs and updates from the 38th ICANN meetings in Brussels, Belgium (20-25 June 2010). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more