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All .ZA Websites Required To Link Government Covid-19 Portal

All websites that use a .za domain name are required to link back to the South African government’s Coronavirus information page, according to a regulation published in the Government Gazette on 26 March. According to clause 5.1.4, “all internet sites operating within a .zaDNA top level domain name must have a landing page with a […]

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ICANN Chair Discusses The Next Generation and Internet Governance and Future of the DNS: Domain Pulse 2020

ICANN Chair Maarten Botterman with fellow panellists Wolfgang Kleinwächter and Roberto Gaetano on the “Internet Governance Next Generation” panel discussion, looking towards fellow “next generation” panellists at Domain Pulse 2020 in Innsbruck. Young people are the future. And the next generation was the feature of the first morning of the Domain Pulse conference in Innsbruck, […]

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DDoS Attacks Increase 180% in 2019: Neustar

Neustar‘s Security Operations Center (SOC) saw a 168% increase in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in Q4 2019, compared with Q4 2018, and a 180% increase overall year-on-year. According to their latest cyber threats and trends report, Neustar saw DDoS attacks across all size categories increase in 2019, with attacks sized 5 Gbps and below seeing […]

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NIC Chile Responds To Coronavirus Giving Registrants More Time

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) wreaking havoc around the world, NIC Chile has given registrants of .cl domain names some respite in case they’re not able to pay for their domain name renewal in time before they would normally be deleted for non-payment. NIC Chile announced they will delay deactivation and subsequent cancellation of domain names that […]

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Nominet To Introduce Law Enforcement Landing Pages For .UK Domains Suspended Due To Criminal Activity

Domain names suspended due to criminal activity for the United Kingdom’s ccTLD will soon display or be redirected to law enforcement landing pages, the .uk registry Nominet announced Tuesday. Working initially in collaboration with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the City of London’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), Nominet will […]

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Curiosities And Little Known Facts About .NZ

A recent blog post on the New Zealand Registry Services site has outlined a few interesting facts about .nz. Such as the top 20 words or strings in the .nz database are topped by, not unexpectedly, “nz” which was included in 18,279 domain names in November 2019, over three times the next most popular word […]