watch your domain

Eric Kuhnke eric.kuhnke at
Thu Sep 6 00:03:25 UTC 2018

tl;dr: Expired domain names re-registered by malicious actors after the
redemption period are useful for all sorts of mischief.

This is a pretty easy to understand read for non-technical management types
at customer organizations, who might not understand the importance of how a
domain name and its authoritative DNS server records are the single point
of failure under a lot of important stuff.

On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM Randy Bush <randy at> wrote:

> tl;dr: control the domains you use
> the domain was on since the early '90s.  it used to be the
> domain of the isp which became verio which became ntt.  lots of local
> portland folk had subdomains, email, ...
> well, with zero notice, ntt seems to have flogged it off to someone who
> does not give a damn, and a lot of folk's email and so forth is dead
> dead dead.  packets and smtp falling on the floor.
> a friend once gave me a tee shirt which says "god helps those who own a
> majority share."  the corollary is that the goddess helps those who own,
> or otherwise control, the domains on which they rely.
> randy
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