Browse Blog Posts Tagged With “DNS”

Breaking News: Traffic to Syria drops off the Internet

The Umbrella Security Labs team reported today that traffic to Syria dropped off the Internet around 18:45 UTC.  On closer inspection it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet.
Shortly after our team broke the…

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Six new datacenters come online in Europe

Today we announced that OpenDNS has brought new datacenters online in Prague, Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw and Bucharest, effectively tripling our presence in Europe. Over the past few years the OpenDNS operations team has…

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Big News from OpenDNS

When I shared some stats earlier this year about our terrific 2012 growth, we already had big plans in the works to take OpenDNS to new heights. This morning we made two big announcements about how we’ll make it happen. First,…

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Despite DNS break, OpenDNS users can still access Instagr.am links

Twitter this morning: This morning we noticed that Instagram’s short URL, Instagr.am, wasn’t resolving. Needless to say, Insta-fans were not happy. While hundreds of people were reporting the issue on Twitter, our engineering…

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New data center live: Hong Kong

A few weeks ago we sent George, our fearless Director of Operations, off to Hong Kong with some very fragile cargo: servers and routers for our new data center. Today I’m happy to share the news that our Hong Kong data center is…

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AT&T’s DNS customers suffered service disruptions. OpenDNS users stay connected.

AT&T suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on its DNS servers Wednesday, causing intermittent Internet service disruptions for its paying business customers. However, the thousands of businesses using…

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The plumbing of the Internet: A cyber criminal's dream? Or a network admin's nightmare?

The Domain Name System was developed more than 30 years ago as a way to ensure that the brilliant network we now know as the Internet could scale and see adoption. Before the DNS existed, Internet users would need to remember the…

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DNS Outage? Simple Setup for OpenDNS

DNS outages happen everywhere, from Italy to Illinois. And when they do, we can count on people taking to Twitter via their smart phones, to vent, find out what’s going on, and learn how they can get back online (thanks to us!)…

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The Dangers of COICA

It’s hard for me to be sympathetic to the entertainment industry and its frustration with online piracy. For the last decade industry executives have consistently focused on using the legal system to protect their aging business…

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A Quick Welcome to Our Newest Users

Last night, millions of people across the eastern seaboard found themselves unable to go online and access the Internet. The culprit? A Comcast DNS outage that lasted more than three hours and affected customers from Boston to…

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