Internet Security Measures

These 14 people hold the keys to global Internet security

By on March 3, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

These 14 people hold the keys to global Internet security

We recently revealed the six organizations that secretly run the Internet, and interesting new details surrounding one of them were recently uncovered. In a great piece over at The Guardian, the site covers one of the most intriguing security measures taken by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the group responsible for the system that maps the Internet and ensures that web addresses point to the proper servers around the world. To protect the system that maintains all of this data, 14 people hold 14 keys, half of which must be used as part of a movie-like ritual in order to entire that the systems that map the Internet remain safe and secure. More →

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ICANN mulling .apple, .google domain names, among others

By on June 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM.

ICANN mulling .apple, .google domain names, among others

ICANN Domain Applications Revealed

Anyone wondering what wild-and-crazy domain strings companies and organizations have been applying for lately can now go check out the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ most recent list of applied-for strings. It seems that multiple companies have applied for the .app domain while Google, Amazon, Cisco and Apple have all applied for .google, .amazon, .cisco and .apple, respectively. Google in particular went absolutely cuckoo for domain applications as Engadget counted a whopping 101 domain applications filed by the world’s top search engine, including applications for .youtube, .docs and even .lol. And yes, for those wondering, ICM Registry PN LLC was the company that applied for the .porn and .sex domains. All listed domain applications were submitted between January 12th and May 30th this year, ICANN said. More →

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