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watch your domain
- Subject: watch your domain
- From: eric.kuhnke at gmail.com (Eric Kuhnke)
- Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 17:03:25 -0700
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
tl;dr: Expired domain names re-registered by malicious actors after the
redemption period are useful for all sorts of mischief.
This is a pretty easy to understand read for non-technical management types
at customer organizations, who might not understand the importance of how a
domain name and its authoritative DNS server records are the single point
of failure under a lot of important stuff.
On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote:
> tl;dr: control the domains you use
> the domain rain.net was on since the early '90s. it used to be the
> domain of the isp which became verio which became ntt. lots of local
> portland folk had subdomains, email, ...
> well, with zero notice, ntt seems to have flogged it off to someone who
> does not give a damn, and a lot of folk's email and so forth is dead
> dead dead. packets and smtp falling on the floor.
> a friend once gave me a tee shirt which says "god helps those who own a
> majority share." the corollary is that the goddess helps those who own,
> or otherwise control, the domains on which they rely.
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