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Another DNSSEC screw-up takes down thousands of .au domains

Australia’s ccTLD has become the latest to see a widespread outage that appears to be the result of a DNSSEC misconfiguration. A reported 15,000 .au domains were affected, though some suspect it could have been more. Registry overseer auDA said on Twitter that .au “experienced an error” that affected a “small number of domains” and […]

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DNSSEC claims another victim as entire TLD disappears

A country’s top-level domain disappeared from the internet for many people yesterday, apparently due to a DNSSEC key rollover gone wrong. All domains in Fiji’s ccTLD, .fj, stopped resolving for anyone behind a strict DNSSEC resolver in the early hours of the morning UTC, afternoon local time, and stayed down for over 12 hours. Some […]

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Thousands of domains hit by downtime after DNSSEC error

Sweden saw thousands of domains go down for hours on Friday, after DNSSEC errors were introduced to the .se zone file. Local ccTLD registry IIS said in a statement that around 8,000 domains had a “technical difficulty” that started around 1530 local time and lasted around seven hours: On the afternoon of 4/2, a problem […]

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Root servers whacked after crypto change

The DNS root servers came under accidental attack from name servers across the internet following ICANN’s recent changes to their cryptographic master keys, according to Verisign. The company, which runs the A and J root servers, said it saw requ...
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The internet is still working after KSK roll

The first-ever change to the security keys at the top of the DNS tree appears to have been a non-event. While ICANN received reports of some disruptions after last Thursday’s KSK rollover, the impact appears to have fallen short of the millions o...
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Second delay for domain security key rollover

ICANN has decided to delay changing the security keys to the DNS for the second time. The “KSK Rollover” had been rescheduled from October 11 to some time in the first quarter 2018, but that will no longer happen. We’re now looking at...
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Up to 20 million people could get broken internet in domain security rollover

Twenty million people losing access to parts of the internet is considered an acceptable level of collateral damage for ICANN’s forthcoming DNS root security update. That’s one of a number of facts and figures to emerge from recent updates from the organization, explaining its decision to delay the so-called “KSK rollover” from October 11 to […]
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