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.gov TLD quietly changes hands

The .gov TLD used exclusively by governmental entities in the US has quietly changed managers. On Friday, the IANA records for .gov changed from the General Services Administration to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. It was not une...
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More than 1,000 new gTLDs a year? Sure!

There’s no particular reason ICANN shouldn’t be able to add more than 1,000 new gTLDs to the DNS every year, according to security experts. The Security and Stability Advisory Committee has informed ICANN (pdf) that the cap, which was in pl...
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.gay gets rooted

The new gTLD .gay, which was often used as an example of a controversial TLD that could be blocked from the DNS, has finally made it to the DNS. While no .gay domains are currently resolving, the TLD itself was added to the root zone over the weekend. ...
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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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