Maintenance window update : slight delay

Our apologies for this taking a bit longer than anticipated.

The Caprica interface should be accessible again within another 10-20 minute (by 1pm EST). This interruption only affects access to the site and making changes, it in no way affects DNS resolution, web or mail services.

Correction : Maintenance window March 31

The 15 minute maintenance window is March 31st, not April 1st as previously announced.

Apparently, March has 31 days.

Status of DNSSEC

The .COM and .NET tlds will be DNSSEC signed on March 31, 2011.

We have DNSSEC support available, we are still designating it as a beta function.

You can create and sign your zones with DNSSEC, however at the moment, we do not have the ability to submit DS keys to the various regsitries. This is something we are working on with our registry backend provider (the Tucows openHRS registry platform).

In the meantime, we will be adding support for the ISC DLV (Domain Lookaside Verification) zone and may have it online as early as March 31st.

We also will be adding ISC DLV keys to our own so that our public resolvers will be aware of the ISC based chain-of-trust.

Any press is good press?

There seems to be a growing backlash across the internet in response to Godaddy CEO Bob Parsons and what is being called his “Elephant Snuff Vid”. It was a video he made while on a recent vacation in Zimbabwe wherein he kills a “problem” elephant and saves the day for a local farmer whose crops were suffering the worst of it.

(As an aside, it is less known that I too was recently on vacation: in Barbados. I made a video of my own. For the first time in my life I went to a Karaoke bar and I actually sang – butchered more like it – Spencer Davis Group’s Gimme Some Lovin’. I have reviewed both videos and concluded that the one I made is too horrific to be released over the internet.) (more…)

Upcoming Maintenance Window : March 31st 2011, 12PM EST

Tomorrow, we will be performing some maintenance, updating and upgrading the Caprica server. During that time, the Caprica users interface will not be accessible, and no changes will be able to be made to account settings of any sort (mail, zone records, etc…).

This is a scheduled period at 12pm EST, which is expected to last no more than 15-20 minutes.

This will in no way affect any DNS resolution, web or mail services, or any other, and no interruption to any services is anticipated, aside from accessing the interface. This will also affect clients sending dynamic updates.

We do not anticipate this taking more than 15 minutes, and we look forward to an even more robust system!

**edit – as of 1:15 EST the update has completed. We appreciate your patience