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Showing posts from May, 2015

Register your domain name before someone else does

An interesting blog from GoDaddy ( Partner ). This article applies to everyone who conduct their business online and even for your personal website e.g. blog or photos. Politicians and celebrities are making headlines for domain names they DIDN’T register — opening the door for others to launch websites attached to domains with their famous names. How can you avoid making the same mistake with your online presence? You don’t have to register every domain name, but target the right names to reduce risk and increase visibility. Buy the 10 most obvious domains. Register names well ahead of a big announcement. Forward domains to relevant website and social media pages. Register domain names with a variety of relevant domain extensions (like .republican or .democrat). Check out the infographic below to learn more about how you can protect your brand online. Source: KING.NET

Security Bug in ICANN Portals Exploited to Access User Data

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced on Thursday the completion of the first phase of its investigation into the impact of a vulnerability affecting two of the organization’s generic top-level domain (gTLD) portals. On February 27,  ICANN shut down  the New gTLD Applicant and GDD (Global Domains Division) portals after learning of a security flaw that exposed user records. The affected websites are only accessible to applicants and registry operators, and they are used in the evaluation and contracting processes. In early March, shortly after restoring access to the affected portals, ICANN noted that it hadn’t found any evidence of unauthorized access. However, after reviewing logs dating back to April 2013, when the New gTLD Applicant portal was activated, and March 2014, when the GDD portal was activated, the two consulting firms called in by ICANN to investigate the incident determined that some users had in fact accessed records that didn’t