Domain Names stories
Protecting your business with your domain name
It’s one of the most fundamental aspects of any business - large or small - but once it’s set up, it’s often never given a second thought.
Secureworks CTU uncovers new information about DarkTortilla malware
Secureworks CTU researchers have found new information about the DarkTortilla malware, revealing more about its versatility and scope within the threat landscape.
Bitdefender identifies 192 active ransomware families worldwide
Bitdefender says the most prevalent of the 192 active ransomware families was WannaCry, which accounted for 42% of detections.
Launch of direct .au domain extension an opportunity for entrepreneurs
The launch of the .au domain comes as Australian businesses cite local competition as their second-biggest challenge in 2022 after the pandemic.
Website spoofing: What to know about counterfeit domain names to keep from getting scammed
Have you ever visited the website of a well-established brand but something about it didn't seem right? That may not have been the brand's website at all.
Katana announces expansion and release on DIA marketplace
Managed service company Katana has announced that its managed Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) implementation service has been released on the Department of Internal Affairs Marketplace.
Bayesian optimisation: What it is, and how it can improve modelling
Originally used to break free from the grid, Bayesian optimisation efficiently uncovers the global maxima of a black-box function in a defined parameter space.
Massive WHO scam busted - 'DarkPath Scammers' group suspected
The scam campaign comprised a network of 134 websites that attempted to lure people in by asking them to take a survey for a monetary reward.
Aruba S.p.A offers premium domains to partner network
In a bid to better empower its partner network, namely resellers, Aruba S.p.A has made more than 100,000 premium domain names available for immediate purchase through a new pricing structure.
InternetNZ reports boom in demand for .nz domain names
Domain Name System (DNS) activity, which measures requests for .nz domain names, has seen consistent increases week on week of between 5 to 7% since the COVID-19 lockdown started.
Phishing cases explode as attackers prey on coronavirus fears
Attackers, ever the opportunists, are capitalising on COVID-19, pushing phishing lures and establishing newly-registered coronavirus-related domains.
InternetNZ to up fees for .nz domains
InternetNZ has announced an increase to the cost of its domain fees as it looks to meet market demands over security requirements and co-ordination services.
InternetNZ begins quest to replace .nz registry
This is an important project that will improve New Zealand’s domain name system - reinforcing its reliability and security.
Domain fraud rampant as criminals cash in
Cybercriminals are cashing in on domain fraud for almost every possible reason – to impersonate businesses, events, and even trusted leaders and celebrities.
Domain Name Commission seeks feedback on how it manages .nz domains
"This is a chance to have your say on how the Commission can best serve the sellers, buyers and service providers in the .nz domain name industry," DNC states.
Aruba awarded licence to sell .cloud domains in China
Aruba is looking to capitalise on the thriving digital economy in China with its continued Asia expansion.
Why protecting your DNS should never be an afterthought
Being such an integral part of the internet infrastructure makes DNS a popular target for cyber criminals looking to attack organisational networks and data.
Scammers spoof UK university domains as part of massive fraud campaign
Action Fraud UK is warning people to be wary of any emails they receive that look like they belong to UK university email addresses.
Out with the old: Melbourne IT officially relaunches as Arq Group
The company also announced that the name change received overwhelming support from shareholders.
InternetNZ announces new leadership roles
"InternetNZ’s work on the issues and policies that impact the internet in New Zealand is a vital part of the organisation."
InternetNZ retires NZRS brand to streamline operations
InternetNZ has merged with its subsidiary NZRS in order to bring the elements of .nz domain management under the same umbrella.
Domain fraud rife during PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Only three of the 105 domains were legitimate (although unofficial) domains, which are being used for Olympic medal tracking purposes.
Australia’s ‘.au’ domain in the spotlight as changes are proposed
The changes are said to be the most significant in thirty years.
Digital shadows looks at fake news, disinformation and how they affect business reputations
Russia is just the tip of the iceberg for this issue with regular misinformation campaigns and attacks observed worldwide.