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How Savvy DDoS Attackers Are Using DNSSEC Against Us

Neustar this week published a research report, "DNSSEC: How Savvy DDoS Attackers Are Using Our Defenses Against Us," detailing how Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) can be subverted as an amplifier in Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. more»

Radix Adds Dyn as a DNS Service Provider

Radix has contracted global industry leader Dyn to become its second supplier of DNS services for all its new domains. Dyn's DNS service will run concurrently with Radix's existing DNS services, thereby adding a layer of DNS redundancy. more»

Dyn Partners with the Internet Systems Consortium to Host Global F-Root Nameservers

ISC operates F-Root, one of the 13 internet root name servers that support the core DNS infrastructure of the internet. more»

Is Your TLD Threat Mitigation Strategy up to Scratch?

When it comes to operating a TLD, ensuring your namespace is free of malicious activity should be a particular area of focus if you would like to maintain your reputation as a trusted destination online. Equally, this is a topic of increasing importance for ICANN who continue to drive TLDs to provide safer and safer namespaces. more»

Domain Management Handbook from MarkMonitor

At MarkMonitor, we understand that managing an international domain portfolio is an increasingly complex undertaking in an ever-changing environment. We created a handbook of industry best practices for Domain Administrators as a reference guide for daily use. more»

What Holds Firms Back from Choosing Cloud-Based External DNS?

Cloud is all the rage. Across industries, companies of all sizes have embraced business applications and platforms that are based on the cloud. After all, doing so offers numerous benefits in terms of deployment, upkeep, reliability, and cost as compared to running the same services on premise. more»

Computerworld Names Afilias' Ram Mohan a Premier 100 Technology Leader

IDG's Computerworld announces Ram Mohan, Afilias' executive vice president and chief technology officer, as a 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders honoree. This year's Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. more»

Protect Your Privacy - Opt Out of Public DNS Data Collection

We've all seen the check boxes. They're hidden at the bottom of webpages. You can't ignore them, but sometimes you forget they are there. They offer to send you deals and coupons. Some even offer to connect you with their partners for similar benefits. Do you check the box? more»

Measuring DNS Performance for the User Experience

If you’re publishing content of any kind on the Internet, there’s no question that performance is important. The faster your users can get the information they’re looking for, the more likely they’ll be to stay engaged (and buy something, if you’ve got something to sell them). more»

Introducing Verisign Public DNS: A Free Recursive DNS Service That Respects Your Privacy

If you are one of the 55 percent of individuals who are anxious about openly handing over your private information, what can you do? The first step is to determine your digital footprint. more»