Media Coverage

CircleID readers and participants include some of the most avid members of the Internet community and leaders of the industry. Consequently, opinions and discussions on this website continue to gain international media attention. Listed below are samples of various sources that have made specific references to CircleID postings in their respective reports and stories.

Last year, a judge dismissed a junk e-mail lawsuit brought by serial anti-spam litigator James Gordon against e-mail marketer Virtumundo, ordering Gordon to pay Virtumundo $111,000 in legal fees and court costs. The Washington Post — Sep 12, 2008

One problem is that even if you trace an attacker to a particular country, it's difficult to know if the attackers are acting on their own or with the support of a government. (Just about every geopolitical standoff over the last decade has been followed by some sort of cyber attack, according to Internet news site CircleID.) The Wall Street Journal — Aug 14, 2008

In his blog, security expert Gadi Evron says the effects of the DDOS attack may be felt across the Web. "DDoS attacks harm the Internet itself, rather than just this or that site, so soon this may require some of us in the Internet security operations community getting involved in mitigating the attacks, if they don't just drop on their own," he says. Dark Reading — Aug 12, 2008

One of the design goals for IPv6 was that it would rid the Internet of network address translation (NAT), gateways that match increasingly scarce public IPv4 addresses with private IPv4 addresses used inside corporations, government agencies and other organizations. Network World — Jul 21, 2008

Network Solutions, however, insists that this is not the case. In a statement sent to CircleID, Network Solutions VP of Policy Jonathon Nevett described the new policy as a "security measure" meant to protect customers. Ars Technica — Jan 10, 2008

Edmon Chung, the 31-year-old CEO of DotAsia, the nonprofit organization that will manage the new TLD, points out that the seeds of .asia were planted back in 2000 by an informal working group led by Asian Internet-community veterans like Hong Kong's Cheng Che-Hoo, now a member of DotAsia's board of directors. SF Gate — May 23, 2007

"[I]f you look at what Web hosting went for in 2000, compared to what it costs today, the amount of space and transfer limits for a typical account have grown far higher than thirty-fold, and at the same time prices have gone down, said George Kirikos, president of Canadian financial software company Leap of Faith Financial Services, in a post on ... [here] InformationWeek — Apr 6, 2007

...John Berryhill, who on Saturday wrote [here] on the Internet infrastructure blog CircleID: "The .cm (Cameroon) ccTLD operators have discovered that since their TLD is simply one omitted letter away from .com, that there is a gold mine in the typo traffic that comes their way. Accordingly, Cameroon has now wildcarded its ccTLD and is monetizing the traffic. CNET News — Aug 8, 2006

"OpenDNS will have the power to censor domains or classes of domains... A typosquatter somewhere surely will make that assertion," wrote Mark Jeftovic [here], co-founder of easyDNS Technlogies, in a post on CircleID, a community site focused on Internet infrastructure. TechWorld — Jul 12, 2006

The purpose that they came up with doesn't seem to go well with a commercial search engine using the information as part of their ranking algorithm. Their definition was agreed to by the GNSO, at a vote by teleconference on April 12th. Search Engine Watch — May 8, 2006

"Those who claim to be able to add new 'suffixes' or 'TLDs' are generally pirates or con-men with something to sell," said Paul Vixie, who sits in several committees of the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) with day-to-day control of the Web, on his CircleID blog. Reuters — Nov 25, 2005

As John Levine and others found in the agreement, fees to ICANN go up quite a bit under this agreement, essentially tripling. The ICANN fee for a domain is currently at 25 cents, but starting on Jan. 1, 2006, a new 37-cent fee will commence, to be raised to 45 cents six months later and to 50 cents on Jan. 1, 2007. eWeek — Oct 27, 2005

A recent decision by the WIPO Arbitration Center took the domain name away from Jeff Milchen, a self-described Wal-Mart critic... According to Evan Brown... ZDNet — May 3, 2005

In an excellent dissection of the history of Sender ID, published on the CircleID website [here], IETF member Yakov Shafranovich points out that most of Microsoft's contribution was built on top of work done by others. BBC News — Sep 3, 2004

Paul Vixie, who wrote the "Repudiating Mail-From" paper in 2002, noted in a recent online post attached to a interview with Meng Wong about SPF that he has low expectations for success. — Aug 26, 2004

Sonia Arrison argues in CNET that ICANN needs to be "reined in." Eliot Noss takes the other side of the issue, writing in CircleID that the nations at WSIS are better off with an ICANN-like structure. — Dec 10, 2003

This past summer, hijacked PCs were used to host porn and credit card phishing sites, according to research by Stewart and security consultant Richard M. Smith. Wired News — Oct 9, 2003

According to a report by Benjamin Edelman [here], a researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, VeriSign's Web traffic ranking soared from 1,559 to 19 since SiteFinder was instituted. — Sep 23, 2003

CircleID postings have regularly appeared on Slashdot, one of Internet's most pupular news sites. A listing of various posts on Slashdot to CircleID can be found here.

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