Category: Of Interest

“Net Neutrality” wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

Last week the internet went insane when the FCC announced it would likely repeal the Obama-era “Open Internet Act” which enshrined  “net neutrality” into law. Ajit Pai, who was appointed to the FCC by then President Obama, entered a dissenting opinion when the rule was enacted. He was later made FCC chair by Trump. From … [Read more]

DNS On Blockchain, Ethereum Name Service (ENS), VRM and Governance (oh my)

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]

easyDNS refuses to host The DailyStormer domain

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.

Why does easyDNS provide services to Martian separatists?

“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]