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Host to IP and DNS Analysis of Dozens of Fortnite-Inspired Typosquatting Domains

Captain America arrived on Fortnite in time for the 4th of July celebration. This announcement was big news to the gaming community, with search terms such as "fortnite captain america skin" and "fortnite captain america" significantly rising in popularity on Google in the past week. more

Upward Trend Seen in "All Lives Matter," "BLM," and "Protest" Domain Registrations

George Floyd passing away while being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sparked several Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests worldwide. The protests started on 26 May, a day after Floyd's death, spanning states and even countries within a few days. more

Domain Security Report – Forbes Global 2000 Companies

Companies have invested in security solutions at an exponential rate to protect themselves from the continually evolving cybersecurity threats, yet they remain vulnerable. Company domain names, domain name systems (DNS), and digital certificates are being attacked or compromised with increasing frequency, sophistication, and severity. more

Combating COVID-19 Cybercrime – What Internet Infrastructure Providers Like Afilias Are Doing

The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has been fertile ground for scams and misinformation. Social platforms have been in the news for their efforts to protect users from such problems. What are Internet infrastructure providers like Afilias doing to keep spammers, phishers and other criminals from preying on Internet users? more

Blacknight Chooses Afilias for Managed DNS with Anycast

Afilias' Managed DNS services are designed to provide high capacity, better DNS Flood protection, and reduced latency for services such as content delivery and website hosting.  more

Coronavirus: Cybersecurity Implications and Fraudulent Infection Maps

The world has been on edge for the past weeks as many nations enforced mass quarantines amid the continued rise in the number of Coronavirus-infected patients. As a result, about a third of the global population is staying at home to avoid further spread of the virus, and people have been relying on online channels to stay updated. more

How to Maintain Your Website's Network Reachability with DNS Lookup Solutions

If you sometimes lose your temper because a website isn't loading fast enough, you're not alone. Slow websites are not only annoying; the consequences for website owners can also be far-reaching. more

MarkMonitor Releases New gTLD Quarterly Report for Q1 2020

MarkMonitor has released its latest issue of the New gTLD Quarterly Report for the fourth quarter of 2019, noting that DNS abuse continues to raise concerns amongst many registries and registrars. more

3 Ways a DNS Lookup Tool Can Help Prevent DNS Attacks

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a crucial element of the Internet and a foundation of networking. Every organization going online uses the DNS. more

Getting Rid of Bad Hosts with WHOIS and Reverse IP Lookups

As stewards of the Web, Internet infrastructure providers are often held accountable for ensuring the safety of users. Sadly, the recent spate of high-profile security incidents shows that this is not an easy task. more