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10 Jun 2016

Do you know who your registrar is? ICANN

A guy I know passed along this e-mail sent to one of his customers. They assumed it was a phish, since they didn't recognize the domain name in the link, but couldn't figure out what the goal of the phish was.

They even checked the list of ICANN registrars, and nope, registrar.eu wasn't on the list.

Nonetheless, this mail was real, and if the recipient had ignored it, his domain would have been suspended. What's going on?

Dear domain name owner,
*Your action is required to prevent domain suspension*
This verification e-mail is triggered because your e-mail address is used in the owner contact of
a domain registration and this e-mail address was not verified before or we have received
information that this e-mail address might not be in use anymore.
As we did not receive affirmative response on our last e-mail, we send you a final reminder.
Please note that your domain name(s) may be suspended if the e-mail address is not confirmed.  The
domain name registration policy of ICANN requires that a valid and working e-mail address is
provided with each domain registration.
To verify this requirement, we kindly request you to confirm the accuracy of your e-mail address
by clicking the link below:
 http://icann-verification.registrar.eu/?email=xxx@yyy&authCode=123456

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01 May 2016

Are blockchains the most expensive database ever invented? Money
One of the oft-made claims about Bitcoin and its blockchain transaction ledger is that they make transactions really cheap, so you can pay someone anywhere in the world for free, or close to it. But when you look closer, is that really true? Not by a long shot.

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01 Mar 2016

Three reasons why Apple didn't have to unlock a phone Internet

The US government is demanding Apple unlock iPhones in about a dozen cases beside the San Bernardino one. In a strikingly similar case, Judge James Orenstein in Brooklyn rejected the government's request for three separate reasons. In the decision the judge refers several times to the San Bernardino case, and it is clear he expects this decision to be an important precedent for that one.

In June 2014 the government arrested Jun Feng in Queens NY on drug charges and confiscated his iPhone 5S. Over a year later, in July 2015 got a warrant to search the phone and found that it was locked. In October they filed a proposed order under the 1789 All Writs Act (AWA) to have Apple unlock the phone. It appears that Apple initially cooperated and suggested some of the language in the proposed order, but if so they changed their minds and opposed it.

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28 Jan 2016

Now we're talking about some serious money ICANN

ICANN has now published the results of the auction for .SHOP, an eye-popping $41,501,000.

This pushes the ICANN's auction pot over $100 million. That's a lot of money. There are eighteen more name contention sets that are on hold for various reasons, of which a few such as .WEB look likely to generate even more money once the hold issues are resolved.

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02 Jan 2016

A free DNS conformance test suite Internet
The Domain Name System is now over 25 years old. Since the publication of RFCs 1034 and 1035 in 1987, there have been over 100 RFC documents published that extend and clarify the original DNS specs. Although the basic design of the DNS hasn't changed, its definition is now extremely complex, enough so that it's a challenging task to tell whether a DNS package correctly implements the specs.

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