The Utility Formerly Known as Whois

Muscle memory is a funny thing. We don't even think about it really, but when we do the same thing over and over again, it just becomes second nature to us. This is how we've come to use WHOIS over the past two decades to get contact information for registered domain names. If yo … | Continue reading


@circleid.com | 1 day ago

Recalibrating the DoH Debate

At the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) it is time we accept the wide range of drivers behind (and implications of) standards and for stakeholders to start listening to each other. A protocol recently released by the IETF, DNS over HTTPS (DoH), is at the centre of an increa … | Continue reading


@circleid.com | 1 month ago

Network Protocols and Their Use

In June, I participated in a workshop, organized by the Internet Architecture Board, on the topic of protocol design and effect, looking at the differences between initial design expectations and deployment realities. These are my impressions of the discussions that took place at … | Continue reading


@circleid.com | 3 months ago

DNS Firewalls Could Have Stopped over $10B in Data Breach Losses in Past 5 Years

New research from the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) released on Wednesday reports that the use of freely available DNS firewalls could prevent 33% of cybersecurity data breaches from occurring. | Continue reading


@circleid.com | 3 months ago

Squirrels Are the Number One Culprit for Animal Damage to Aerial Fiber

These cute rodents are the number one culprit for animal damage to aerial fiber. To a lesser degree, fiber owners report similar damage by rats and mice. Squirrels mainly chew on cables as a way to sharpen their teeth. Squirrel teeth grow up to 8 inches per year and if squirrels … | Continue reading


@circleid.com | 3 months ago

Google's IPv6 traffic stats: will 28% deployment be the limit?

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@circleid.com | 3 months ago

Huawei Files Motion in US Federal Court Calling Ban Unconstitutional

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@circleid.com | 3 months ago

ICANN Denounced by Heads of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia for .amazon Verdict

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@circleid.com | 3 months ago

US Huawei Ban Threatens Internet Access in Rural Areas, Some Providers May Fold

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@circleid.com | 3 months ago

Huawei Says They Are Willing to Sign No-Spy Agreements with Governments

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@circleid.com | 4 months ago

Close to 735K Fraudulently Obtained IP Addresses Have Been Uncovered and Revoked

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@circleid.com | 4 months ago

Know Someone Who Has Made the Internet Better? Postel Service Award Nominations

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@circleid.com | 4 months ago

Understanding 5G: A Basic Primer

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@circleid.com | 4 months ago

Spurious Justifications for Eliminating Price Caps on .org and Other Legacy TLDs

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@circleid.com | 4 months ago

Internet RFC Series Turn 50

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@circleid.com | 5 months ago

Need for sustainable open source projects, like FRR

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@circleid.com | 8 months ago

Simulation of OneWeb, SpaceX and Telesat's Proposed Constellations

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@circleid.com | 8 months ago

Europe Should Take Lead in Shaping a “New Deal” on Internet Governance (IGF)

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@circleid.com | 10 months ago

Ira Magaziner's view of ICANN's creation

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@circleid.com | 10 months ago

Looking back at 20 years of ICANN

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@circleid.com | 11 months ago

The IPv4 address space transfer market: 2018 mid-year report

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@circleid.com | 1 year ago

A Progressive Web Apps World?

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@circleid.com | 1 year ago

ICANN Files Legal Action Against Domain Registrar for Refusal to Collect WHOIS

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@circleid.com | 1 year ago