Tag Archives: gTLD

2014 – Looking Back, Moving Forward

March 3, 2014 by Bruce Morton     1 Comment

Looking Back at 2013 Protocol Attacks The year started with a couple of SSL/TLS protocol attacks: Lucky Thirteen and RC4 attack. Lucky Thirteen allows the decryption of sensitive information, such as passwords and cookies, when using the CBC-mode cipher suite. Lucky Thirteen can be mitigated by implementing software patches or preferring the cipher suite RC4. [Read More...]

Do You Have a New gTLD?

October 8, 2013 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is currently approving many generic top-level domains (gTLDs). What are gTLDs? This is the last part or the suffix of a domain name. The most popular gTLD is .com. There are probably many purposes to issue gTLDs. They range from allowing domain subscribers to use popular [Read More...]

Filed Under: SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged With: .home, gTLD, ICANN

Could be Problems with New gTLDs

May 16, 2013 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

The PayPal information risk management team warns that the introduction of new generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, could impact security

Filed Under: SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged With: gTLD, PayPal

First New gTLD Requests

June 14, 2012 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

ICANN has published the first new gTLD requests. If approved, these gTLDs will add to the current 22 generic TLDs and the 280 country code TLDs. The new gTLDs have mostly been requested by companies and governments. We see that Google has asked for .youtube and Ford has requested .ford. Amsterdam and London have asked [Read More...]

Secure gTLD

May 18, 2012 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

As a follow to my post on new gTLDs, here is an interesting request for a gTLD called .secure. Artemis Internet is planning to provide secure domain names. Security will be provided through human verification, security policies, and enforcement. The .secure gTLD would be available to any organization or individual. The users would have to [Read More...]

New gTLDs

May 15, 2012 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

Over the next year or so, some new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) names will be released. Just to catch everybody up, we currently have about two dozen generic TLDs that you can use to register a domain name. TLDs such as .com, .net and .org. There are also country specific TLDs (ccTLD) such as .ca, [Read More...]