Last month I had the good fortune to be invited to the first Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Workshop in London, UK. Ever since I became first exposed to crypto-currencies with Bitcoin, I have been enthusiastic about the possibilities of using blockchain technology to underpin DNS. To be clear, I don’t envision blockchain ever replacing DNS, I … [Read more]
Hot on the heels of our “Why does easyDNS provide services to Martian Separatists” post from the other day, wherein we explain why we provide services to organizations some may deem controversial, we were contacted overnight by DailyStormer founder Andrew Anglin asking if we would allow dailystormer to use our services.
“I wholly disapprove of what you say and will defend to the death your right to say it.” –Evelyn Beatrice Hall Events of late have highlighted the importance of domain names and the power various providers such as Registrars, DNS providers and other web services hold over those names. Predictably, we’ve had a noticeable uptick … [Read more]
There is no easy way to say it, but here it is: O’Reilly has dropped the Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS book. I’m told that this isn’t a “content based decision”, as in “your book sucks”. It’s considered “no longer a good fit”. So be it. I did take forever to write it, ironically, after … [Read more]
Yesterday we experienced an outage affecting the main easyDNS website, the control panel, easyMail and mail forwarding. The cause was a corrupted database in our core DB cluster. As expedient as it might be to blame the root cause on Russian state-sponsored hackers, the reality is that it was caused by operator error. A sysadmin was … [Read more]