[news release] ICANN Monday announced plans for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region’s first Domain Name System (DNS) Forum. Jointly organised by ICANN and MYNIC Berhad, which is the Registry and Registrar for .MY, the inaugural APAC DNS Forum 2022 is scheduled to take place from 30 March to 1 April 2022.
The Malaysian ccTLD suffered an outage on 15 June that led to losing the âavailability of access to MYNICâs domain servicesâ and all .my websites being offline for hours.
Explaining the problem, MYNIC said there was a âbroken chain of trust between the servers in MYNIC and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)â.
In a post on their Facebook page and Twitter account, MYNIC, the .my country code top level domain manager, said they âare currently experiencing some Technical Issue related to DNSSEC chain with IANA. We feel sorry for any inconvenience to the customers. We are working hard to resolve this issue as soon as possible.â
While some websites continued to be available during the outage, this was because of sites that had been cached around the world.
Explaining the problem, MYNIC said in a statement that their âtechnical team acted upon the report and are working together with Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and Verisign to resolve the problem. As part of the resolution to the problem, MYNICâs DNSSEC key was refreshed and pushed to IANA servers.â
The outage did not result in any breaches of customer data however there were criticisms it took MYNIC 10 hours to inform registrants of the problem.
Normal service resumed at 15:00 on 16 June Malaysian time but âthe availability of some .my sites will take more time to be restored as DNS servers cycles its cache.â
The .MY (Malaysian) ccTLD passed the six-figure registration landmark in June by passing 100,000 registrations for businesses and individuals.
âWe are proud to have achieved this milestone and it gives us further impetus to enhance and expand our efforts,” said .my DOMAIN REGISTRY director, Shariya Haniz Zulkifli, according to a report in MIS Asia. “We have put in place a broad range of initiatives that are ultimately aimed at boosting the use of .my domain names, and we are confident that more and more people will adopt .my as its multiple benefits become increasingly apparent.â
âWith the ever-expanding use of the Internet, a unique online identity is just as important as any conventional identity, be it for businesses or individuals,” Shariya continued. “For businesses in Malaysia, having a .my domain name enhances export and international market access potential as it enables them to take advantage of Malaysiaâs standing as one of the worldâs Top 20 trading nations.â
To register your .MY domain name, check out Asia Registry here.