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Poland’s ccTLD Sees Boom in DNSSEC In First Quarter

Poland’s ccTLD .pl had a bumper quarter in the first quarter of 2018 with over 246,000 domain names registered, NASK announced in their quarterly update released this week. However the overall number decreased by 5,787 names for the quarter, a decrease of 0.22%, the lowest for the last 5 quarters.

At the end of March 2018 there were 2,570,276 active .pl domain names registered to over one million registrants. The number of registrants increased by almost 6,000 and 2,700 domain names were registered on average each day.

Over three-quarters (76.21%) of all .pl domain names were registered at the second level while one in five (19.30%) were registered at the third level (under 2LDs such as .edu.pl, .org.pl, .net.pl), and the remaining 4.49% were registered in regional domains (e.g. .szczecin.pl, .katowice.pl).

The renewal rate for Poland’s country code top level domain also grew to 63.29%, the highest for the last 9 years.

DNSSEC was also a great success during the quarter with the number of .pl domain names secured growing to more than 487,000, an elevenfold increase on the end of the previous quarter. This was largely due to activities undertaken by the registry such as DNSSEC technical workshops, consultancies and support for Partners as well as an information animation for registrants. The growth in DNSSEC is a sign, NASK says, of security becoming more and more essential element in the .pl domain name market.

There was also the first ever Internet Domain Day on the streets of the Polish capital Warsaw on 15 March organised by NASK. Internet Domain Day was the start of an education and information campaign. Next year the .pl registry is going to expand the scope of activities of celebrating the Internet Domain Day.

The number of Partners, at the end of the first quarter, amounted to 215. NASK, within the frames of the Partner Programme of the .pl registry, successively trains its Partners. Training and technical workshops, such as the EPP workshop held in March, assist in maintaining high quality and security level of services in the .pl domain.

The full report can be downloaded from:
https://www.dns.pl/english/NASK_Q1_2018_REPORT_EN.pdf

Daily Wrap: Registrars Object To .BANK Demands, SIDN Rebrands, 2015 Record Year For .PL, Rightside Investor Wants Major Changes and Drown Bug Puts 11 Million Websites At Risk

SIDN transition logoRegistrars have objected to what they describe as unreasonable demands on new rules fTLD Registry Services are trying to impose on them for selling .bank domains.

According to a report in Domain Incite, “the Registrar Stakeholder Group formally relayed its concerns about a proposed revision of the .bank Registry-Registrar Agreement to ICANN at the weekend.”

“A key sticking point is fTLD’s demand that each registrar selling .bank domains have a dedicated .bank-branded web page” with some registrars saying it will “require extensive changes to the normal operation of the registrar.”

The Polish ccTLD, .pl, had its best year ever in 2015 in terms of the daily average number of .pl domain name registrations, according to the NASK’s report on the .pl domain name market for the fourth quarter. At the end of December the .pl domain Registry, with nearly 2.7 million names, was the eleventh largest ccTLD in the world.

Last year the daily average was 3,068 names .pl domains registered compared to 2,818 in 2014. 2015 was the sixth year that the number of new .pl domains exceeded one million, with 1,119,896 new domains registered. The total number of .pl domain names registered at the end of 2015 was 2,681,752.

“In accordance with the prognosis, the 2015 year was one of the best year in the history of the Polish Registry. Over the last twelve months the .pl Registry attained a record number of new registrations,” said Michał Chrzanowski, the Director of NASK.

“The annual growth dynamics for the end of December resulted with 6.23%, being the highest value for the last four years. At the same time the number of Registrants in the Registry grew last year by 60 thousand, thus the barrier of one million Registrants has been exceeded.”

The report is available for download from:
http://www.dns.pl/english/index.html

SIDN, which started life as the registry for .nl (Netherlands) is rebranding to take into account that they now provide registry services for additional TLDs – .aw and .amsterdam and most likely later in 2016 .bv.

Additionally, through a partnership with Simplerinvoicing, SIDN is taking their first steps as a trust framework manager.

The new branding has more colours than a rainbow and the organisation says the “new logo expresses the stability and reliability of our organisation, with an array of colours reflecting the diversity of our activities.”

SIDN has “also decided to use a less formal style of writing. One that suits the modern, accessible organisation we want to be.”

Rightside has upset one of its major investors, with “a hedge fund manager known for causing trouble at the companies he invests in [savaging] Rightside, saying its focus on new gTLDs at the expense of its registrar business is ruining the company,” according to a report in Domain Incite.

The report says “J Carlo Cannell of Cannell Capital is looking for some serious bloodletting. He wants Rightside to cut 20% of its staff, close offices, unify its products under the eNom brand and replace two of its directors.”

“He’s threatening to wage a proxy war to replace the Rightside board if he doesn’t get what he wants.”

“A major flaw in the HTTPS protocol has been uncovered that may leave as many as 11 million websites at risk, as well as any other services that use SSL and TLS encryption,” reports V3.

“The security protocols are widely used to encrypt web transactions and other highly sensitive traffic. HTTPS has also been increasingly deployed to protect people’s browsing of ordinary websites in an era when more and more governments are engaging in large-scale web surveillance.”

“The flaw, dubbed Drown, could be used to access all kinds of sensitive information, the researchers explained in a detailed posting on a dedicated website.”

More information is available from:
https://drownattack.com/

Centr Publishes May European ccTLD News

CENTR small logoCentr has published their latest European ccTLD News. The May 2014 edition includes updates on:

  • Article: IPv6 and DNSSEC in the Czech Republic
  • Technies visit NASK/.PL
  • Registrar Market Shares: Who’s selling the ccTLDs?
  • Q+A with Lise Fuhr (.dk and CENTR Board)
  • ccTLD news highlights and statistics.

To download the May edition, go to:
https://centr.org/news/05-30-2014/european-cctld-news-may-2014

Polish “SECURE 2011” Conference

NASK logoThe 15th conference on telecommunication and IT security SECURE 2011 is taking place in October. The conference is organised by NASK, the Polish (.PL) registry, and CERT Polska, operating in the framework of the institute.

The international formula, high professional level and current topics caused that SECURE conference has become important and recognized event in the ICT sector. Growing number of conference participants – administrators, security team members and practitioners in this area – reflects the importance and sustaitable development in the IT security.

Last year CERT Polska team received over 12 million incident reports about phishing, spam, DDoS attacks, botnet activity and other threats. We witnessed the attack of Stuxnet that targeted specific control networks, and DDoS attacks of the Anonymous became a real threat for governments. Miscreants continued to improve their techniques and 2011 brought us attacks on e-banking accounts that employed mobile phones.

SECURE is a unique place to exchange opinions on such events with the top experts in the IT security.

Speakers of the SECURE 2011 Conference:

  • Brian Krebs (KrebsOnSecurity) – former reporter of “The Washington Post”, author of a popular blog about internet fraud,
  • Richard Perlotto (Shadowserver Foundation), founder and one of the managers of famous non-profit organization involved in monitoring of threats on the network, information security advisor at Cisco
  • Ryan Seu (Facebook) – member of Facebook security department Participation in the conference gives the access to up-to-date knowledge, possibility to raise qualifications and valuable exchange of experiences.

SECURE 2011 will focus around three main strands: · technical – with particular emphasis on innovative and practical solutions · organization – with an emphasis on seeing new trends in risks, · law – with particular emphasis on the real possibility of prosecution of offenders.

SECURE 2011 will be held on 24-26 October in Warsaw, Adgar Plaza Conference Center, Postępu 17 A.

Current information on the conference is available on: www.secure.edu.pl

This NASK news release was sourced from:
www.nask.pl/newsID/id/731