The DomainHELP experts work in the industry and demystify the byzantine and Kafka-esque world of domain names and DNS.
( User Level: General )
The other day I came across a great blog post that explained how the author setup a domain name with “catch-all” or “wildcard” email forwarding which enabled him to track which of his online vendors were selling his email address or otherwise spamming him.
This is called using “canary email addresses”, I’ve been doing it for a long time with my own personal email domain.
How Canary Email Addressing Works
You would grab a domain name separate from what you use for your main personal, work, hobby email and websites. It can be anything and it doesn’t have to be pretty because humans will rarely even see it. Read more »
(User Level: General )
I just found the following email sent to us in our easyDNS support queue:
From: Global Domains International Subject: Regarding your domain name neverloseanotherdomain.net Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 17:01:41 +0400 To: email@example.com From: Global Domains International Hello, I have the .COM version of your domain name neverloseanotherdomain.net for sale. Would you be interested in buying the domain for $250 seeing as though you own the same domain but in another extension ? We can use Escrow for the transfer and I will cover the fees. Let me know Thankyou Shawn. Global Domains International
( User Level: Basic / Intermediate )
The other day we sent out our primer on the three different types of nameservers and why it serves your interests to know them and what role each one plays. In this post we concern ourselves with Resolvers – those nameservers we all use that do all the DNS lookups we require to conduct our routine activities on the internet.
DNS Changer: A Racket To Intercept Your DNS Queries
Paul Vixie (creator of the bind software that powers the vast majority of nameservers on the internet) recently related the story of “DNS Changer” and the role of his organization in taking it down. It reads like something out of a Tom Clancy novel, only this really happened:
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( User Level: Basic / Layman )
The best way to understand the difference between DNS servers is to think of them in three groups which correspond to three basic aspects of the domain naming system:
1) Authoritative Nameservers
3) Root Servers