Domain Names

3 August 2018 at 9:51am
Over recent months the GDPR has given extra weight to concerns - originally expressed by regulators fifteen years ago - about public access to information about individual registrants of DNS domains. This article considers the use of this WHOIS data by those handling information security incidents, and why this represents a benefit, rather than a risk, to the objectives of data protection law.
16 June 2016 at 11:00pm
At the FIRST conference, James Pleger and William MacArthur from RiskIQ described a relatively new technique being used to create DNS domain names for use in phishing, spam, malware and other types of harmful Internet activity. Rather than registering their own domains, perpetrators obtain the usernames and passwords used by legitimate registrants to manage their own domains on registrars' web portals.
2 September 2014 at 4:12pm
Nominet have now started the process of issuing domain names in the two Welsh top level domains, .wales and .cymru. Key dates are now available on their timeline, though there is a note that these may yet change so those intending to apply should subscribe to their mailing list for updates.
19 June 2014 at 2:28pm
Nominet have now published their inital policy statement for the .cymru and .wales top level domains. Details, including the exact list of domain names that will be reserved, are still being discussed with the Welsh Government so anyone interested in registering a domain should keep an eye on the .wales/.cymru website where you can also register for updates.
4 April 2014 at 9:57am
[Updated with further information and suggestions provided by CSIRTs: thanks!]
14 February 2014 at 8:50am
The recent TF-CSIRT meeting in Zurich included a talk by the Swiss telecoms regulator (like ours, called Ofcom, though their 'F' stands for Federal!) on the law covering websites in the .ch domain that distribute malware, normally as the result of a compromise.
28 November 2013 at 8:55am
[updated 27th November following Nominet's answers to my questions]
25 September 2013 at 9:28am
Nominet’s latest proposal to issue second level domain names directly under .uk is considerably simpler than its predecessor.
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