Domain Names stories
Australian retailers jeopardise online shopper safety with poor cybersecurity
Australian retailers expose online shoppers to potential email fraud due to inadequate cybersecurity measures, reveals Proofpoint report.
Protecting your business with your domain name
It’s one of the most fundamental aspects of any business - large or small - but once it’s set up, it’s often never given a second thought.
Secureworks CTU uncovers new information about DarkTortilla malware
DarkTortilla malware has been active since 2015, delivering popular info stealers and RATs, and now emerging with Cobalt Strike and Metasploit.
Bitdefender identifies 192 active ransomware families worldwide
Bitdefender says the most prevalent of the 192 active ransomware families was WannaCry, which accounted for 42% of detections.
Launch of direct .au domain extension an opportunity for entrepreneurs
The launch of the .au domain comes as Australian businesses cite local competition as their second-biggest challenge in 2022 after the pandemic.
Website spoofing: What to know about counterfeit domain names to keep from getting scammed
Have you ever visited the website of a well-established brand but something about it didn't seem right? That may not have been the brand's website at all.
Katana announces expansion and release on DIA marketplace
Katana releases managed DMARC implementation service on Department of Internal Affairs Marketplace, giving government organisations access to email protection.
Bayesian optimisation: What it is, and how it can improve modelling
Originally used to break free from the grid, Bayesian optimisation efficiently uncovers the global maxima of a black-box function in a defined parameter space.
Massive WHO scam busted - 'DarkPath Scammers' group suspected
The scam campaign comprised a network of 134 websites that attempted to lure people in by asking them to take a survey for a monetary reward.
Aruba S.p.A offers premium domains to partner network
Aruba S.p.A has made over 100,000 premium domain names available for immediate purchase through a new pricing structure to empower its partner network.
InternetNZ reports boom in demand for .nz domain names
NZ lockdown spurs record .nz domain use; govt sites soar by 40%.
Phishing cases explode as attackers prey on coronavirus fears
Attackers, ever the opportunists, are capitalising on COVID-19, pushing phishing lures and establishing newly-registered coronavirus-related domains.
InternetNZ to up fees for .nz domains
InternetNZ has announced an increase to the cost of its domain fees as it looks to meet market demands over security requirements and co-ordination services.
InternetNZ begins quest to replace .nz registry
This is an important project that will improve New Zealand’s domain name system - reinforcing its reliability and security.
Domain fraud rampant as criminals cash in
Cybercriminals are cashing in on domain fraud for almost every possible reason – to impersonate businesses, events, and even trusted leaders and celebrities.
Domain Name Commission seeks feedback on how it manages .nz domains
Domain Name Commission seeks public feedback on its oversight of the .nz domain name industry. Review finds no widespread issues.
Aruba awarded licence to sell .cloud domains in China
Italy's Aruba S.p.A. expands in China, eyes digital market with new Beijing branch.
Why protecting your DNS should never be an afterthought
Being such an integral part of the internet infrastructure makes DNS a popular target for cyber criminals looking to attack organisational networks and data.
Scammers spoof UK university domains as part of massive fraud campaign
Action Fraud UK is warning people to be wary of any emails they receive that look like they belong to UK university email addresses.
Out with the old: Melbourne IT officially relaunches as Arq Group
Melbourne IT reborn as Arq Group, backed by a 99.35% shareholder yes vote, eyeing future growth.
InternetNZ announces new leadership roles
InternetNZ confirms leadership team as it evolves as trusted steward of .nz domain and builds a better online New Zealand.
InternetNZ retires NZRS brand to streamline operations
InternetNZ has merged with its subsidiary NZRS in order to bring the elements of .nz domain management under the same umbrella.
Domain fraud rife during PyeongChang Winter Olympics
Only three of the 105 domains were legitimate (although unofficial) domains, which are being used for Olympic medal tracking purposes.
Australia’s ‘.au’ domain in the spotlight as changes are proposed
auDA proposes historic changes to .au domain, eyeing direct registrations and non-ASCII character use.