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Afilias' specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and award-winning mobile Web services.

Cyber security

Web server 911: Wikipedia snafu indicates need for DNS monitoring & 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.

This situation is unfortunate for Wikipedia, but it would be even more unfortunate if you were an online business that lost 2 hours of critical revenue.

Preventing your DNS account from being hacked


Recent years have brought a plague of attacks targeting your ability to do business online  Whether in the form of distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), spam, phishing, or Facebook and Twitter scams.  Likely the most disturbing issue for e-commerce organizations has been the growing prevalence of DDoS attacks waged to interrupt their business, or worse, to extort money. 2010 has inaugurated a new type of attack, wearing an old disguise - hijacking your managed DNS by compromising your e-mail account.

VIDEO: Afilias at ad:tech NY: Do you have a back up of your DNS?

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Afilias at ad:tech NY: Do you have a back up of your DNS?

 

Read David Spark's ad:tech NY blog post about Afilias Managed DNS

eCrime Web site Longevity Drops As Internet Providers and Security Professionals Take Aim

Avalanche eCrime Gang Driving Increasingly Larger Share of Phishing Scams

APWG

TACOMA, Wash. Oct 21, 2009 – A new phishing survey released by the Anti-Phishing Work Group (APWG) reveals that the longevity of phishing Web sites dropped by 25 percent over the last year.

ISC, Afilias and Neustar Bring Secure DNS One Step Closer

Redwood City, CA – August 10, 2009 – In an enlightened example of cooperation among competitors to improve online security, Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) today announced that Afilias and Neustar, Inc. are working with ISC to support ISC's DNSSEC Look-aside Validation (DLV) registry by providing secondary DNS service for the DLV zone.

.ORG, The Public Interest Registry Advances and Makes Strides with Domain Name Security Extensions

The .ORG Registry continues its commitment to bolstering the future of Internet security

Reston, VA - July 22, 2009 - .ORG, The Public Interest Registry (www.pir.org) announces today the achievement of key milestones with Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). PIR is dedicated to transparency in its implementation and sharing lessons learned with the Internet infrastructure community, with the goal of widespread adoption of DNSSEC. DNSSEC is a very important starting point that will allow companies to evaluate how to secure the many applications that are intertwined with DNS.

VIDEO: .INFO Security Success

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.INFO Case Study: Reducing Phishing Uptime

Afilias' Ram Mohan discusses the effects of the .INFO Domain Anti-Abuse Policy in reducing phishing uptimes and what other TLD operators should consider during the February 2009 APTLD meeting.

.INFO Case Study: Domain Anti-Abuse Policies Work

Ram Mohan of Afilias speaking on .INFO's success in dealing with domain abuse during his keynote presentations at APTLD February 23, 2009.