Tag Archives: ICANN

Who Will Control ICANN?

March 24, 2014 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages domain names for websites and email servers. To date, ICANN has been controlled by the U.S Department of Commerce; however, the contract will expire in September 2015. The U.S Department of Commerce has always overseen ICANN, but generally “rubber stamps” their approach. This matches the thought [Read More...]

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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

SSL Certificates without Non-FQDNs

February 21, 2013 by Bruce Morton     1 Comment

The CA/Browser Forum decided to mitigate the risk by deprecating the issuance of certificates with non-FQDNs.

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...]

VeriSign hack: Reactions from the security community

February 3, 2012 by Jon Callas     No Comments

Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on February 3, 2012 to Help Net Security Reuters reports that VeriSign has been hacked and “undisclosed information” has been stolen. There isn’t much more in the reports other than speculation, but there are a number of things to remember. They claim that this doesn’t affect the VeriSign certificate [Read More...]

Filed Under: General Tagged With: Business, Domain name, Domain Name System

Is it Paypal? Or is it Paypal?

January 4, 2010 by Steve Duncan     No Comments

New character types can now be used in domain names. Does that mean we can no longer rely on domain names to verify against phishing sites?

Filed Under: Secure Browsing Tagged With: Extended Validation, ICANN, phishing