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The Challenge of DNS Security

When the domain name system (DNS) was first designed, security was an afterthought.  Threats simply weren’t a consideration at a time when merely carrying out a function—routing Internet users to websites—was the core objective. As the weaknesses of the protocol became evident, engineers began to apply a patchwork of fixes.  After several decades, it is […]

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The Evolution of DNS – Starting from the Beginning

With so much going on in today’s digital world, it’s hard to know where to begin with DNS.  So, let’s take a step back and look at the history of DNS. First Generation DNS Here’s a little bit of history. The term “Domain Name System” refers to two things.  First, the term refers to the […]

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As Technology Evolves – Time and Expertise are a Constant Challenge

Every organization faces complex information technology (IT) challenges, including reduced budgets, lack of time and insufficient IT staff to meet critical deadlines. As a professional services engineer at Neustar, lack of time and expertise are the most common challenges that our clients raise when they seek our assistance. Often, it seems as if there are never […]

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One-stop Resources for DNS, Domain Tools and Diagnostics

Recently we launched three new UltraTools as free one-stop resources for DNS, domain tools and diagnostics. The tools are designed to help manage your day –to- day domain and DNS administration. They are: WHOIS+ DNS Monitoring UltraTools Mobile for Android Devices WHOIS+ goes beyond typical Whois tools. It provides a wealth of information about domains […]

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Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6

Is IPv6 the New Y2K?

You may have heard buzz on the topic of transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 technology. So far, there are jargon-filled pleas urging organizations to switch, but little clear-cut guidance on how to tackle that transition. Some wonder: Is it akin to the Y2K days, where organizations spent thousands of dollars and hours to prevent doom […]

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Two Generations of Telephone Numbers

In Part 2 of our series on the future of telephone numbers, Neustar’s Tom McGarry explains the history of phone numbering and how the Internet changed everything. Telephone Number 1.0 Telephone numbers were created early in the 20th century as a way for people with telephones to call other people with telephones without having to […]

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Free Today, Down Tomorrow: Are you prepared to be an SMB overnight sensation?

SMBs need to prepare for future success today. Many small businesses, particularly those powered by online marketing and increasingly dependent on e-commerce, know they might see spikes in online traffic anytime, but they may not ready for it. It’s important for them to get prepared, all while staying in a reasonable budget. That being said […]

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We’ll See You at Cloud Connect

Learn about the latest cloud computing innovations, technologies and platforms at Cloud Connect, March 7-10, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Enjoy 4 packed days of keynotes, discussions and network opportunities. Plus, learn more about our cost-effective performance, reliability and security solutions, which are built for enterprises that rely on the Internet for their […]

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Network Complexity: Three Trends That are Contributing to a “Perfect Storm”

Most everyone is familiar with Moore’s Law, which stated simply holds that computing power doubles every 18 months. This has been going on since the 1960s and shows no sign of slowing. Moore’s Law drives faster and faster computing, which produces more and more data and network complexity. This inexorable trend is putting immense pressure on corporate networks, and the strain is too much for many of them to handle on their own.

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Launching Ultra DDI!

Today marks the start of a new adventure for Neustar. We’re launching Ultra DDI! Ultra DDI is a new managed service offering, one that manages DNS, DHCP and IPAM (IP address management) inside a private network. We’re excited about the new offering for a lot of reasons: One, we’re seeing the problems of network complexity increase, and more IT departments are looking for options to help manage the craziness. Two, we’re in a unique position to provide the best level of service. We have D…READ MORE

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