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Latest Brandjacking Index Examines How Fraudsters Abuse Financial Brands

MarkMonitor, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, today released the company's latest Brandjacking Index that studies how fraudsters are abusing major financial brand names and topical subjects like refinancing or unemployment to lure unsuspecting consumers to questionable websites. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Sydney

In follow up to the last ICANN meetings in Mexico City, CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dynamic Network Services, will be bringing you video blogs and updates from the 35th ICANN meetings in Sydney (21-26 Jun 2009). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. Comments and questions? Please post them below in the comment section of the page. more

NeuStar Addresses DNS Vulnerability with Cache Defender, a Secure DNS Authentication System

This vulnerability, brought to public attention last year by security researcher Dan Kaminsky, allows criminal elements to engage in "DNS cache poisoning" for the malicious hijacking of domain names and results in consequent damage from large-scale identity theft, among other illegal activities. more

Nominum Changes DHCP Landscape

Nominum, the leader in network naming and addressing solutions, changes the DHCP landscape with significant enhancements to the Dynamic Configuration System (DCS), its commercial-grade Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server featuring the industry's best performance, scalability, and availability for IP network connections. more

Afilias Enhances Managed DNS with New Security, Management and Reporting Features

Today Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced key feature updates to its Managed DNS Services that will enhance user account security, portfolio management, and traffic reporting. more

A Seemingly Overwhelming Number of Important Documents Released by ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has recently released a number of important documents. This post includes brief synopses of these newly released documents. more

.ORG First Open Top-Level Domain to be Signed with DNSSEC

Today, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry, the company behind the .ORG domain name, is the first open generic Top-Level Domain to successfully sign the .ORG zone file with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). To date, the .ORG zone is the largest domain registry to implement the security measure. more

Afilias' Technology Successfully Signs .ORG Zone with DNSSEC

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services and domain name registry technology, has successfully signed the .ORG zone with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on behalf of its customer, .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR). The .ORG zone is being signed in a phased manner with an initial period allowing for key partners to test the signed zone. more

DNSSEC Industry Coalition Symposium is Announced

The DNSSEC Industry Coalition Symposium is announced today in collaboration with Google, Nominum, Inc. and ICANN and will be held June 11-12, 2009, in Washington, DC. The purpose will be to discuss and identify potential and perceived issues with the Domain Name System (DNS) and DNSSEC deployment due to signing the DNS root zone. more

SPIL GAMES Chooses MarkMonitor for Global Domain Management

MarkMonitor today announced that SPIL GAMES, the world's ultimate online game destination, will be using MarkMonitor Domain Management to centrally manage SPIL GAMES' key domains. more