The Onion router, also known as Tor, is an internet service that allows users to surf the internet anonymously by bouncing the connection across multiple relays. By doing this, Tor users avoid exposing their IP addresses to the servers they visit. Instead, these servers only see the IP address of one of Tor’s exit nodes. …

DENIC, the registry responsible for managing the .DE namespace, recently announced that 100,000 .DE domain names have been registered using the Domain Name System Security Extension (DNSSEC) . DENIC introduced DNSSEC as an option for .DE domain names in 2011. According to the registry, the number of .DE domain names registered with this increased security …

Land is central to the unique identity and very existence of the country’s Indigenous Peoples (IPs). Unfortunately, despite laws that protect their rights to their ancestral domain, many IPs today remain unable to claim and use the lands and resources they need to lead the kind of life their culture dictates. Republic Law No. 8371 …

Cloudy will disrupt the domain name registration market with its new initiative. The content delivery network (CDN) provider launched Cloudflare Registrar with the promise of providing domain names at wholesale prices, which is true for the first year as well as every year after. The reason for launching Cloudflare Registrar is quite simple. Domain name …

Email holds the keys to the kingdom. All of your password resets go through email, and dropping an old domain name makes it easy for attackers to re-register the old domain and get your stuff. The problem is particularly serious for law firms where partnerships form, dissolve and often merge, underlines security researcher Gabor Szathmari. …

Getting Internet domain names in English is a thing of the past, now get ready to have them in your own regional language. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit corporation responsible for managing the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) around the world, has worked to support domain names in many …

The legal status of domain names is one of the most debated topics when it comes to the evolution of property rights and how they should be applied to technological and intellectual property “innovations” in cyberspace. At present, there are two opposing factions on this subject: on the one hand, there are those who argue …

Something is wrong with MYNIC during this long Hari Raya weekend. The DNS servers responsible for resolving .my domain names appear to have gone offline earlier today. At the time of writing, some sites still stay online, via DNS cached entries residing in DNS resolvers around the world, but as those caches start to expire, …

A group of countries has submitted a new proposal to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Committee on Trademarks and Geographical Indications, which is due to meet next month, to protect country names and geographical names. Supporters suggest that this proposal, if adopted by the WIPO General Assembly, could influence the second registration cycle of the …

[co-author: Sean Kelly] DNS Belgium, the registry operating the national top level domain (ccTLD) .BE, recently published an article warning domain name owners of the risks inherent in the practice of “snap”. While anyone can legitimately recover an expired domain name, problems can arise when cybercriminals grab expired domain names and then use them in …