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27 Feb 2015

With .APP, ICANN's auction piggy bank just got even bigger ICANN
ICANN
reports that Google paid over $25 million for .APP in the February 25 domain auction. They were willing to bid $30M, but it's a second bid auction so that was just enough to beat out whoever the second highest bidder was. The auction proceeds piggy bank just nearly doubled from $34M to about $59M dollars, and ICANN still has no idea what to do with it. Since there are still a lot more domain conflicts yet to be resolved, some for likely high bid names like .SEARCH and .WEB, it still seems possible that the final haul could be as much as $100M.

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24 Jan 2015

A busy week for Bitcoin Money
The Silk Road trial got under way, with the defense trying to argue that defendant Ross Ulbricht wasn't really the Dread Pirate Roberts, but instead it was Mark Karpeles, of MtGox fame. That approach
didn't go so well, but it certainly provided a lot of amusement to reporters and spectators.

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13 Jan 2015

When DNSBLs go bad Email
I have often remarked that any fool can run a DNSBL and many fools do so. Since approximately nobody uses the incompetently run BLs, they don't matter. Unfortunately, using a DNSBL requires equally little expertise, which becomes a problem when an operator wants to shut down a list.

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31 Dec 2014

Spamhaus tells us that botnets are getting worse Internet
The Spamhaus Project just published a long article about the botnets they've been watching during 2014. As this chart shows, we're not making any progress. (Yellow bars are bot controllers on compromised hosts, red bars are dedicated controllers.)

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30 Dec 2014

Dave Crocker and I try and figure out if we've solved the spam problem yet. Email

Dave Crocker, author of many of the standards documents that e-mail depends on, and I were at the M3AAWG meeting in Brussels in June when they asked us to step into an impromptu video studio and talk about how e-mail has changed over the past several decades, and whether we're winning the war on spam.

If you want to skip the muzak in the intro, we start talking at :48.


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