Root Servers Attacked - On Feb. 6, root nameservers were flooded with queries due to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Reportedly three of the 13 root server clusters were significantly affected, but the attack went largely unnoticed by users.
VeriSign to Strenghen its Internet Infrastructure - VeriSign has announced an initiative to expand and diversify the capacity of its global Internet infrastructure by ten times by the year 2010. It plans to increase its DNS query capacity from 400 billion queries a day to over 4 trillion queries a day, and to increase bandwidth from over 20 Gbps to more than 200 Gbps.
- Domain registrar and service provider Network Solutions has been sold to General Atlantic.
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- Craigslist wins a dispute over craigslist.ca.
- Country music star Keith Urban has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey man named Keith D. Urban over the domain name keithurban.com.
- Geoff Huston posts an article in CircleID on "Addressing the Future Internet." Huston was a participant at the January 31 NSF/OECD workshop on Social and Economic Factors Shaping the Future of the Internet. Short position papers are available, including one from Internet pioneer David Clark.