Cybersecurity

Beware UN regulation of the Internet, panel warns

Some nations want more regulation of the Internet, and would give control to the ITU. U.S. government and industry officials say that's a bad idea.

Cloud & Infrastructure

ICANN sets big 'Reveal' on new Top Level Domain names

The list of new names applied for will be published June 13, though approvals are not expected before early 2013.

Cybersecurity

With IPv6 being turned on, is keeping IPv4 a bad idea?

IPv4 has served the Internet for more than 20 years, but with World IPv6 Launch less than two weeks away, keeping IPv4 running could cause some problems, experts say.

Cloud & Infrastructure

After 6 weeks offline, ICANN reopens TLD application system

Applicants have an eight-day window to review and finalize applications for new generic top-level domain names.

Cybersecurity

The '.secure' domain would enforce rigorous security

Artemis Internet promises to enforce high standards for organizations in the new domain, and to kick out anyone who slacks on security.

Cybersecurity

ICANN to reopen applications for new top-level domains

ICANN has notified TLD applicants whose information might have been compromised by a software glitch and is offering full refunds to applicants who want to withdraw.

Cloud & Infrastructure

105 Top Level Domain applicants had info exposed

ICANN has begun notifying 105 applicants who paid $185,000 each to apply for new generic TLDs that some of their information was exposed through a glitch on the online application system, which has been offline for three weeks.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Program for new Top Level Domains still in limbo after security glitch

ICANN plans this week to notify applicants for generic TLDs whose information might have been exposed, as the Web-based application system remains offline.

Cloud & Infrastructure

ICANN's domain application system still down 2 weeks after data exposed

A security glitch has knocked the Web-based TLD Application System offline for two weeks, forcing ICANN to extend the filing deadline and postpone its publication of applications.

Cloud & Infrastructure

ICANN shuts down gTLD applications after security glitch, extends deadline

Some applicants might have been able to take a peek at others' file names, so ICANN closed the system for several days and extended the application deadline to April 20.

State & Local

Big Apple in .nyc state of mind with plans for its own TLD

New York City is set to take advantage of ICANN's new rules allowing an expanded number of top-level domains.

Cybersecurity

IPv6 security: Difficult but doable, panelists say

The need to adopt the next generation of Internet Protocols in networks has made IPv6 a hot topic for the first time at this premier security conference.

Cybersecurity

IPv6 networks face aggressive attacks for first time

According to respondents to Arbor Networks' Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, cyberattacks are now targeting IPv6 networks more intensely, although the Internet protocol started implementation last year.

Cybersecurity

Can government stem the rise of hacktivism?

Most distributed denial-of-service attacks today are politically or ideologically motivated, a dramatic change from past years, according to a recent survey. However, confidence in law enforcement to defend against these cyberattacks is at an all-time low.

Cybersecurity

ACTA on the ropes: Protests could sink anti-piracy treaty

Some European lawmakers join protests against the U.S.-backed agreement, but is it really an international version of SOPA?

Cloud & Infrastructure

Internet Society launches info hub for DNSSEC, IPv6

The Deploy360 site is an online resource for information on two transformative technologies being implemented globally on the Internet.

Are the days of hands-off Internet policies numbered?

International regulations on telecommunications, drafted in 1988, will be revised later this year, and several countries could look to exert control.

Cloud & Infrastructure

5 technologies on the way out in 2012

As the computing landscape changes, you're going to have to say goodbye to some old friends.

Cloud & Infrastructure

World IPv6 Launch date set; Google, Facebook, MS on board

The Internet Society sets the date when major service providers, equipment vendors and websites will permanently enable the new protocols. Will users see the difference?

Cybersecurity

Congress backs away from SOPA, PIPA in face of public outcry

A well-orchestrated campaign against anti-piracy bills in the House and Senate has forced legislators to reconsider provisions for filtering and blocking sites on the Internet.

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