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Black Lotus Selects Afilias to Improve DNS Reliability

Afilias, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure services, announced that Black Lotus Communications has selected Afilias' FlexDNS Platform to provide DNS infrastructure in support of its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection solutions. more

DNSSEC Goes Inside the White House

For months, our community has been abuzz with one word: DNSSEC. Now, it's trickling into the White House; Gary Locke announced, as part of a larger cybersecurity policy review, that the Commerce Department is one step closer to making "significant progress in helping the Internet become more robust and secure". more

.ORG Becomes First Generic Top-Level Domain to Deploy Enhanced Domain Security Protocol (DNSSEC)

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry (PIR) today announced that it has taken the final step to become the first generic top-level domain (gTLD) to offer full deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC. more

First DNSSEC Key Ceremony for the Root Zone Held Today

The global deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is charging ahead. ...today, ICANN hosted the first production key ceremony at a secure facility in Culpepper, Va. where the first cryptographic digital key was used to secure the Internet root zone. more

Neustar Announces DNSSEC for .US and .BIZ

Neustar, Inc. announced today that its registry team has completed deployment of DNSSEC in the .US zone and is ready to accept Delegation Signer (DS) records. The .BIZ zone will follow quickly, accepting records as early as August 1, 2010, making it the second gTLD to be fully DNSSEC-enabled. more

Afilias’ Ram Mohan Named to IDG’s InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards for DNSSEC Leadership

Afilias announces its Chief Technology Officer, Ram Mohan, has been named to IDG's InfoWorld CTO 25 Awards for his work and innovation in deploying Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the Internet's domain name system (DNS). more

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated

Neustar today announced its proud support for the Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) debate "The Cyber War Threat Has Been Grossly Exaggerated" on June 8 at the Newseum. The popular Oxford-style debate series is based in New York City, and Neustar's underwriting makes possible this first IQ2US debate in Washington, D.C. more

Phishers Beware!

The days of viral phishing are over. Since its inception, phishing, has always been a criminal magnet. It has a low start-up cost and few barriers to entry. At .ORG, Public Interest Registry, we work hard to combat phishing attacks. more

The State of Phishing

Over the last three years, the Anti-Phishing Working Group's semiannual Global Phishing Survey has become a widely cited source of information about the state of phishing and its place in the Internet landscape. Afilias' Director of Domain Security, Greg Aaron, has been co-authoring these reports with Rod Rasmussen of Internet Identity, with the goal to show the community what phishers are doing and how anti-abuse measures are effective. more

Web Server 911: Wikipedia SNAFU Indicates Need for DNS Monitoring and Failover

On March 24, online encyclopedia giant Wikipedia went offline for more than 2 hours because of an overheating problem in one of their data centers. Even though they had had a DNS failover procedure, it was broken. The result: millions of users could not access Wikipedia for hours. more