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Free DNSCrypt tool enhances Mac Web security

The OpenDNS organization has released a tool for OS X that encrypts DNS connections, which enhances Internet security on OS X (for now).

By December 7, 2011


Sites of UPS, Acer, others redirected in DNS attack

U.K. registrar NetNames confirms an attack that reportedly affected Vodafone, UPS, and Acer, redirecting Web pages to one translated as saying "h4ck1n9 is not a cr1m3."

By September 6, 2011


EU probes NSI for antitrust violations

In a move likely to intensify controversy over privatizing domain name registration, the European Union is investigating whether a Network Solutions contract for new registrars violates antitrust laws.

June 29, 1999


Short Take: NetNames seeks to protect domains

Global domain registry NetNames is jumping into what appears to be a increasingly popular business: protecting names on the Net. For an hourly fee, NetNames will "provide a complete solution for domain name recovery," according to the company. Just last week, another firm launched a similar service based online, in which it searches for like domain and company names worldwide.

August 11, 1998


Short Take: CompuServe does U.K. domain registry deal

CompuServe is partnering with NetNames to provide a domain name registration service for its members in the United Kingdom. Members of CompuServe UK will be able to purchase personal domain names for 99 pounds, or roughly $163.

By July 31, 1998


New domain bypasses red tape

The battle over top-level domains is avoided by NetNames, which is offering Turkmenistan's ".tm" domain to commercial interests.

February 3, 1998