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Afilias' Matt Pounsett Elected Director-at-Large for DNS-OARC

Matt Pounsett, a lead member of the Afilias Content Propagation and Resolution Services team, has been selected as a board member of the DNS Operations, Analysis, and Research Center (OARC). more»

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Seoul

In follow up to the last ICANN meetings in Sydney and Mexico City, CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dynamic Network Services, will be bringing you video blogs and updates from the 36th ICANN meetings in Seoul (25-30 Oct 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»

SEO Poisoning: A Persistent Malware Threat Targeting High-Profile Brands

It's bad enough that malware is virally spread via paid search and social networking links. But now there are more accounts of it being spread via natural search links as well. In a practice called "SEO Poisoning," fraudsters use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to mix malware-laden search results with legitimate ones. more»

Pharmaceutical Brandjacking for Popular Drug Brands on the Rise

MarkMonitor's latest Brandjacking Index finds a parallel online system of pharmaceutical supply and demand fueled by continued growth in listings for pharmaceuticals on business-to-business exchange sites as well as increased traffic to illicit pharmacies. The report also reveals a growth in pharmaceutical brandjacking for popular drug brands. more»

Nominum Broadens Intelligent DNS Impact With SKYE Cloud Services

Nominum's new and independent business unit called SKYE offers a suite of cloud-based services to address infrastructure and new service needs, such as web services that connect to and augment Nominum's installed base of Intelligent DNS systems worldwide, and provide enhanced navigation, safety, and security for end-user subscribers. more»

Afilias Managed DNS Services Adds SiteCertain to Keep Watch on Your Web Site

Today Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced the availability of SiteCertain, a new add-on feature to its Managed DNS Services. SiteCertain enables Afilias Managed DNS customers to add web server monitoring, content monitoring and IP address fail-over to their Managed DNS account, to ensure the reliability and uptime of their Web sites. more»

Growing Global Adoption of Nominum's Intelligent DNS Spells Obsolescence for Legacy DNS Systems

Nominum announced today that more than 100 million broadband households around the world now benefit from it’s Intelligent DNS systems. Continued rapid expansion at leading service providers globally will bring the benefits to more than 170 million by year end, which represents nearly half of the entire broadband Internet. more»

Nominum's Intelligent DNS Gives Service Providers Commanding Advantage Against Internet Threats

Nominum has announced delivery of the third generation of its Trusted Response and Universal Enforcement (TRUE) Architecture, which allows service providers to provide instant and automatic protection to end users against a wide range of Internet threats as soon as they are discovered. more»

ISC, Afilias and Neustar Bring DNSSEC One Step Closer

In an enlightened example of cooperation among competitors to improve online security, Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) today announced that Afilias and Neustar, Inc. are working with ISC to support ISC's DNSSEC Look-aside Validation (DLV) registry by providing secondary DNS service for the DLV zone. more»

Afilias Secures Millions of Internet Domains from BIND 9 Vulnerability with DNS Diversity Strategy

Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced that its DNS network, which supports approximately 10 percent of the Internet's domain names, is secure from the recently announced BIND 9 vulnerability that could cause a denial of service (DoS) attack against DNS name servers. more»