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Cybersecurity During the Busiest Shopping Days of the Year

The holiday season is just around the corner, and with that, shoppers are starting to make their lists. According to an Adobe Report, the 2020 holiday season exceeded $188 billion in online sales in the United States alone, an increase of 32% compared with 2019. more

GoDaddy Registry Podcast, Episode 6 – The Importance of the Next Round of TLD Applications for Brand Owners

The GoDaddy Registry Podcast offers regular insights into a variety of topics important to brands and organizations involved in the domain name industry. Episode 6 is now available and continues our deep dive conversations with industry experts from around the world. more

DNS Record Contents: Are Organizations Giving Away More Than They Should?

There are several directions an organization can take when naming critical digital properties. A classic tactic is using a common theme, such as pet names, planets, or colors. A CTO suggested naming database nodes after “Game of Thrones (GoT)” characters. Taking this route makes for an obscure naming system that would be difficult for third parties to guess. more

As Global Internet Demands Skyrocket, Expert Share Advice on How to Optimize IT Infrastructure to Meet Modern-Day Challenges

Changes in modern-day habits and acceleration of digital transformation have led to an astronomical increase in demands for data transmission speed, capacity, and security. To keep up with these demands, IT firms have to intensify efforts to be better equipped to meet modern-day demands. more

With Rising Number of Cyberattacks, Businesses Have to Know How to Handle IP Address Abuse

Cyberattacks have always been a serious headache for businesses and the last several months were no exception. If not handled in time, the attacks can lead to IP reputation loss and blocklisting, causing severe and expensive damage to companies, but a few precautionary steps can help keep the threats at bay. more

Exposing an Active Kaseya Ransomware Attack Infrastructure

Kaseya, an IT solution developer targeting managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprises, became a victim of a massive ransomware attack last July. While the company’s CEO said that less than 0.1% of its clients were affected, the fact that it mostly served MSPs, the data belonging to as many as 1,500 small businesses could have been compromised. more

Exposing Rogue Free VPN Users – An OSINT Analysis

According to recent research conducted by DNS Threat Researcher Dancho Danchev, the National Security Agency (NSA) seemingly runs a free VPN domain portfolio to lure malicious users and learn more about their Internet activities. more

Root Certification Expiration: Is Your Business Continuity in Jeopardy?

If your organization includes Android devices as part of its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy or uses embedded systems, then a recent root expiration for Let's Encrypt digital certificates may potentially place your organization at risk. This update will cover what you need to be aware of and how this potential blind spot can impact your organization. more

Majority of World’s Largest Companies Susceptible to Phishing and Brand Abuse Due to Improper Domain Security

We have recently released our annual Domain Security Report: Forbes Global 2000 Companies, which found that despite the shift to modernize business environments and operations among the Global 2000 companies, web domains remain dangerously under-protected. more

Upcoming Hollywood Movie Releases and Domain Registration Trends, Is There a Connection?

It’s not uncommon to see news stories that blame piracy or prerelease leakages for poor movie revenue turnouts. We’ve seen that happen over time with movies like “X-Men: Origins Wolverine,” “Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” and “Expendables 3.” more