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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»

Nominum Delivers Service Provider Compliance Solution For Blocking Child Exploitation Sites Online

Nominum, the leader in network naming and addressing solutions announced today that it has a very simple, efficient, and effective solution that allows service providers to quickly comply with regulatory mandates or agreements being negotiated that require them to block access to child exploitation sites on the Internet. more»

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Advances and Makes Strides With Domain Name Security Extensions

The .ORG Registry continues its commitment to bolstering the future of Internet security; announces today the achievement of key milestones with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). more»

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»