Dyn DNS Taken Down This Morning From Large DDOS Attack

October 21, 2016 – When you’re responsible for running the DNS for sites likes Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, and Shopify, and your service goes down, the world is going to know in a very timely manner.

Deliver Your Content With Geographic DNS Rules

August 20, 2015 – As companies grow and expand their presence around the world, they need to make sure they are optimizing their website performance.

BIND Software Flaw is Being Exploited

August 3, 2015 – A software flaw within BIND, the most prevelant DNS server software on the internet, is being exploited
by hackers.

Cisco Plans to Buy OpenDNS for $635 Million

July 8, 2015 – Cisco, one of OpenDNS’ investors last year, has just announced it plans to purchase the company for
$635 million in cash.

Neustar Hosting Webinar on DDOS Best Practices

March 16, 2015 – Neustar, a leading provider of DDOS mitigation services, is holding a webinar on Tuesday, March 17 at 2pm EST. Here is the link…

Cloudflare to Leverage Virtual DNS to Mitigate Enormous DDOS Attacks

March 13, 2015 – Regardless of what organizations and network providers do to mitigate DDOS attacks, the attackers always find a way to keep up.

Akamai Acquires Xerocole for DNS Improvement

March 11, 2015 – Akamai has acquired Xerocole, a five year old startup providing recursive DNS services to allow ISP’s to improve their own offerings.

DNS Made Easy Launches Beta Traffic Management Service Constellix DNS

February 19, 2015 – The idea of Constellix DNS, offered by DNS Made Easy, is to give users a more accurate and precise level of DNS configurations.

Big Increase in DNS Based DDOS Attacks Last Year, Indicates More Frequent and Larger Attacks in 2015

February 6, 2015 – Nominum believes that based on the number of attacks seen last year, we’ll be seeing a steady increase throughout 2015 as well.

DNSimple hit by huge DDoS attack on Cyber Monday

December 2, 2014 – Based in Florida, the managed DNS provider DNSimple said they were hit by a huge ddos attack on Cyber Monday.

Private DNS Networks Natively Protected from DDOS with Black Lotus and NSONE Partnership

November 11, 2014 – These private DNS networks have been built for high risk sectors like social and
gaming, as well as mission critical services such as banking and healthcare.

Off Topic – Apple Hires Angela Ahrendts

October 15, 2013 – Ok people…let’s go a bit off topic here because this is interesting. Apple hires Angela Ahrendts, previous CEO of Burberry, to oversee their retail stores.

More DDOS Attacks Cause DNS Outages

June 5, 2013 – If you have followed our articles or read information on this site, you probably notice that
we address DDOS attacks a lot.

ICANN’s DNS Security Advice

May 13, 2013 – ICANN published an article in early April about ddos attacks.

Cloudflare’s network goes down

March 4, 2013 – According to a variety of sources, Cloudflare had an outage which took down over 700,000

Application layer DDOS attacks on the rise

February 25, 2013 – According to research firm Gartner, 25% of Denial of Service Attacks this year will be application based.

It doesn’t take a genius to launch a DDOS attack

January 9, 2013 – When I was in high school, I used to control my classmates computers from my own PC.

100% DNS Uptime, Guaranteed?

December 3, 2012 – Is there ever really 100% uptime, 100% of the time? Is there such thing in the technology world? EasyDNS is claiming to now be providing legitimately 100% uptime guaranteed.

Hurricane Sandy – are you ready?

October 29, 2012 – With Sandy approaching, companies are doing everything they can to put redundancy in place.   Or at least they should be.  It is highly recommended to setup at least a standby server just in case your primary location goes out.  And it’s always best to spread those locations out geographically for situations […]

Google and UltraDNS Team Up

May 14, 2010 – Google and Neustar have joined forces to improve the accuracy of routing across the Internet. About a month ago, Google entered the market with a free public DNS service, which now competes with OpenDNS.  The goal of this project is to increase the accuracy of detecting where an end-user is coming […]

OpenDNS’ Recursive Network Now Serving 1% of the World

March 23, 2010 – The Recursive DNS provider, OpenDNS, just announced through a Press Release that they now serve 1% of the global Internet, or 18 million users.  The need to have more control over DNS has driven a large amount of businesses and home users to use the OpenDNS platform.  In the last year, […]

DNSSEC – Implementation Looks Promising

March 11, 2010 – Experts in the DNS industry are very optimistic about the deployment of DNSSEC in the near future.  DNSSEC will be able to prevent security threats such as cache poisoning, which allows a hacker to minipulate DNS information.  As an example, a hacker could redirect bank.com to an IP address of their […]


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