Bloomberg: Risk of Foreign Domains. Describes Vulnerability of Extensions other than .Com and .Net

Afternoon folks!!

An entire registry went down this week and Google Palestine was hacked. We saw first hand ujst how fragile some of the DNS infrastructure is and if you have a gTLD, this WILL directly affect you and your futures.

"Widely used domains such as .com and .net are operated by registrars such as VeriSign and NeuStar, which have security features that cost as little as $50 a year to prevent tampering with Web-address records. But many regional domains are managed by local companies that don't offer the same protections, said Paco Hope, a principal consultant with Cigital Inc., a cybersecurity consultancy.

In some places, only one company may be in charge of managing a country's domain, leaving customers such as Google vulnerable should employees at the local company get hacked, Hope said."

The entire article is here. And my story last week is here.

Rick Schwartz is the “Circulation King” of the Domain Industry!

Morning Folks!!

There is only one daily hub for the domain world and that is Along with you other ADDICTS, we load and reload the main page in domaining many times per day to keep on the latest news, developments, opportunities and sometimes gossip and pissing matches.  T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Presented and Francois an award in 2011. Well deserved. It is places like this that propels our industry further and faster and with more meaning.

So another tip of the hat to Francois for making the GLUE that binds us all together on a daily basis. Sometimes the praise trumps the dollars and we take daily things for granted. On the other hand I am sure Francois would rather have the dollars so place some ads with him and put a smile on his puss!

Well done Francois! Carry on! You ARE the "Circulation King" when it comes to domaining and I have a post later today that illustrates WHY I appreciate what you do!

Rick Schwartz