Cloudflare gets into registrar business with wholesale domains and free privacy

Enlarge / It’s not free, but it’s as close as you can get with TLDs and ICANN taking a cut. (credit: Cloudflare) Cloudflare, the content delivery network and website security provider, has increasingly been pushing into businesses that intersect with its core missions. Earlier this year, the company rolled out a new, free DNS service […]

Backpage domains seized by feds, co-founder’s Arizona home raided

Enlarge (credit: Backpage) On Friday, federal law enforcement authorities seized Backpage domain names, including and In addition, the Arizona Republic reported that on Friday morning, law enforcement raided the Sedona-area home of Michael Lacey, a co-founder of the site. For years, Backpage has acted with impunity as a place that offered thinly veiled […]

UK and Australia are monitoring their domains with Have I Been Pwned

A lot of people have used Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned to see if their email addresses are attached to any services that have experienced data breaches. Large organizations can also use it to search their domain names as a group and now, the service counts the UK and Australian governments among them. As […]

New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone

Enlarge / All you really have to do is set your DNS to (credit: GCA/ Quad9) The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law enforcement and research organizations to help reduce cyber-crime—has partnered with IBM and Packet Clearing House to launch a free public Domain Name Service system. That system is intended to […]

Google Domains, GoDaddy blacklist white supremacist site Daily Stormer

Enlarge / Flowers commemorate Heather Heyer, victim of Saturday’s deadly car attack in Charlottesville. (credit: Bob Mical) For years, the website Daily Stormer has promoted hatred against Jews, black people, LGBT people, and other minorities, making it one of the Internet’s most infamous destinations. But on Sunday, editor Andrew Anglin outdid himself by publishing a vulgar, […]