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ICANN’s KSK Rollover A Success - 18 October, 2018, 11:11 pm

ICANN has determined that the first-ever changing of the cryptographic key that helps protect the Domain Name System (DNS) has been completed with minimal disruption of the global internet. It...

Donuts Lauds Jon Nevett’s Role and Influence As They Announce His Stepping Down - 18 October, 2018, 10:55 pm

Donuts has announced their co-founder Jon Nevett is stepping down from his role as executive vice president of corporate affairs following the appointment of their new CEO Akram Atallah who...

CIRA Canadian Cybersecurity Survey identifies disconnect between awareness and actions - 18 October, 2018, 10:25 pm

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has released its 2018 CIRA Cybersecurity Security Survey which provides an overview of the Canadian cybersecurity landscape. For the survey, CIRA, the .ca country...

Webinar: DomainTools Guide to Threat Hunting with Splunk and Phantom - 18 October, 2018, 9:47 pm

According to the SANS 2018 Threat Hunting Survey Results, 75% of IT professionals said their organizations have reduced their attack surface as a result of more aggressive threat-hunting while 59%...

NTIA Semi-Annual Report to US Congress Includes Efforts on GDPR Compliance - 17 October, 2018, 11:21 pm

The NTIA, which is now obligated by law to provide a semi-annual report to Congress on ICANN policies and whether or not the NTIA supported these changes, has provided its...

Donuts Loses Another Court Appeal Against ICANN Decision on .WEB - 17 October, 2018, 10:41 pm

Donuts, through its Ruby Glen subsidiary that was used to apply for the .web new gTLD string, has lost an appeal to the US Court of Appeal [pdf] against ICANN...

.DE Reaches 100,000 DNSSEC Domain Names - 15 October, 2018, 11:26 pm

It’s taken over 6 years, but the 100,000th .de domain name to be signed with DNSSEC was reached last week according to a statement from DENIC. DENIC has been supporting...

Internet Stakeholders from Around the World Will Meet in Barcelona for ICANN’s 63rd Public Meeting - 14 October, 2018, 11:12 pm

ICANN will hold its 63rd Public Meeting (ICANN63) in the Barcelona International Convention Centre from 20 to 25 October. ICANN63 is hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Business,...

BrettKavanaugh.com Website Established for Sexual Assault Survivors - 12 October, 2018, 11:15 pm

Brett Kavanaugh, recently mired in several allegations of sexual assault from his younger self-confessed beer-drinking days, has found a website using his name set up as a resource for sexual...

ICANN: Participate in Strategic Planning, Operating Standards, and Reviews at ICANN63 - 12 October, 2018, 10:50 pm

ICANN has several opportunities at ICANN63 for community input and participation around strategic planning, operating standards and Specific and Organizational Reviews. Please see below: Sunday, 21 October 2018: SSR2 Face-to-Face...

Franco-Dutch Research Project To Study Domain Name Abuse - 12 October, 2018, 10:38 pm

SIDN Labs, Afnic Labs and Grenoble Alps University have commenced a new research project on the “Classification of compromised versus maliciously registered domains” (COMAR). The Franco-Dutch project, which commenced on...

ICANN Wants Input On How To Spend the New gTLD Millions - 11 October, 2018, 11:04 pm

As the auction for the .kids string commences in a duel between Amazon and the DotKids Foundation Limited, a project of DotAsia (Google, which had applied for .kid, was to...

ICANN Knocks Back Applications for .PERSIANGULF, .ISLAM and .HALAL - 11 October, 2018, 12:16 am

ICANN has knocked back applications for the .persiangulf, .islam and .halal new gTLDs. The decisions were taken in a board meeting on 3 October. In the case of the .persiangulf...

Donuts Poaches ICANN’s 2IC Akram Attallah - 10 October, 2018, 10:38 pm

Akram Attallah, ICANN’s second in charge and President of the Global Domains Division has resigned, effectively immediately, and will be taking up a position as CEO of Donuts, where his...

Mastermind.com Tops Weekly Chart in $275K Sale - 10 October, 2018, 8:55 pm

It was big week for Sedo on the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 9 September, taking out 17 of the top 20, but...