Losing a Domain: What it Means for Your Company and Users

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Last week, a router manufacturer lost access to two of its customer-facing domains. They use these domains to give their customers access to their router configurations.

The reason for the loss was a simple oversight; the company did not remember to renew their domain names in time. When they realized the error, it was already too late. Someone had already registered their expired domains using an anonymous domain registration service.

This particular situation has put millions in danger. Currently, when their customers attempt to connect to the domains online, they are redirected to a website that is not affiliated with the company. While that website is not currently a threat, or being used for malicious purposes; it could be in the future. Continue Reading

Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality in 2-1 Vote

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Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals voted in a 2-1 margin to uphold Net Neutrality, making Internet service a utility. This new ruling will help prevent Internet Service Providers from slowing down or blocking Internet content to consumers.

“After a decade of debate and legal battles, today’s ruling affirms the commission’s ability to enforce the strongest possible Internet protections — both on fixed and mobile networks — that will ensure the Internet remains open, now and in the future,” F.C.C. chairman, Tom Wheeler said. Continue Reading

[SCAM ALERT] Web Listings Inc.

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Recently, one of our team members got an letter in the mail from Web Listings Inc. regarding a domain they have registered with us. The letter looks like a bill, describing the service you will be paying for and telling you where to mail your check. Continue Reading

The Best in Tech to be Released this Fall

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Autumn is here! Today marks the first day of fall and while the temperature doesn’t seem to show it the tech releases do. The fall and winter months are HUGE for tech, as many companies put out their newest gadgets, just in time for Christmas. We all know that we can look forward to Apple releasing a new iPhone every year in September (Get it this Friday at an Apple store near you). But what else can you expect to see this season? Find out below!  Continue Reading

Critical Flaw Found in BIND Software

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Last week a flaw was found that affects all versions of the BIND 9 software. This denial of service (DoS) vulnerability was rated critical by the Internet System Consortium (ISC) as it is difficult to defend against. The flaw named CVE-2015-5477, relates specifically to TKEY queries and allows for hackers to launch DoS attacks. When exploited this vulnerability can be used to crash both authoritative and recursive DNS servers. Continue Reading