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Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 329.3 Million, 2.3 Million Growth in Last Quarter of 2016

Verisign today released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the global domain name registrations grew by 2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, and closed with a base of 329.3 million domain names across all top-level domains (TLDs) -- a 6.8 percent increase, year over year. more

Neustar to be Acquired by Private Investment Group Led by Golden Gate Capital

Neustar today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital in a transaction valued at approximately $2.9 billion, including debt to be refinanced. more

Don't Gamble With Your DNS

When it comes to something as important as DNS, the entity responsible for keeping your website online, some companies choose to play Russian roulette with their strategy by just using one DNS provider. more

Verisign Releases Q2 2016 DDoS Trends Report - Layer 7 DDoS Attacks a Growing Trend

Verisign today released its Q2 2016 DDoS Trends Report providing a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services. more

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