IANA Insanity - or, how I learned to stop .worrying and .love the .new .internet

by @edent | # # # | 1 comment | Read ~464 times.

In The Beginning There was the .com and the .org and the .net and it was good. And, I mean, there were probably a few others - but that's all people cared about. Go Forth And Multiply And THE LORD sayeth "Hey, do people want country codes? Like .UK, .FR, .DE?" And the people were… Continue reading →

How Do You Pronounce Your Domain Name?

by @edent | # # # # | 9 comments | Read ~798 times.

I was listening to a podcast recently which was kind enough to mention one of my blog posts. The presenter said: ...and you should Google for this, because I'm really not sure how to pronounce this. Is it shu-huk-spur? dot mobby? Le sigh! It's a conversation I have most weeks when I'm on the phone… Continue reading →

Why Does Tucows Send Important Emails Which Look Like Phishing?

by @edent | # # # # | 2 comments | Read ~375 times.

A few weeks ago, I received what I thought was a particularly inept phishing attack. Subject: shkspr.mobi ***PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL YOU MAY RUN THE RISK OF THIS NAME BEING ERRONEOUSLY DELETED - PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE (VIA EMAIL) WITH REFERENCE TO THE ACCURACY… Continue reading →