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ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup>                   at 57th ICANN conference in Hyderabad, India

ironDNS® at 57th ICANN conference in Hyderabad, India

October 27th, 2016

This year's annual general meeting of ICANN will take place in Hyderabad, India, from the 3rd to the 9th of November. It will be a historic meeting: the first ICANN meeting after the successful IANA transition.

On the 30th of September 2016, the stewardship of the United States over the IANA functions ended. It was the final step in establishing a stable and secure multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance. Now, the global Internet community is responsible for setting the future directions of the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS).

As a sponsor of this 57th ICANN meeting, the ironDNS® team will be present with a booth of its own. Our experts will be available to talk about the capabilities and features of ironDNS®, explain its usage, and give you a live presentation. You even have the chance to apply for a test account on the ironDNS® sandbox system.

Also do not miss the chance to get information on our newest product mambo+. As a perfect supplement to ironDNS®, mambo+ is a business intelligence tool for your domain portfolio or zone. It helps to decide on the right strategies for your business based on comprehensive and reliable information. Ask us about this exciting new tool!


Ein Jahr IT-Sicherheitsgesetz

Ein Jahr IT-Sicherheitsgesetz

25. Juli 2016

Auflagen und Meldepflichten für Cyberattacken und IT-Sicherheitsvorfälle in vielen Unternehmen noch unbekannt

Ein Jahr nach Inkrafttreten des „Gesetzes zur Erhöhung der Sicherheit informationstechnischer Systeme“ wissen viele Unternehmen nicht, dass sie als Betreiber kritischer Infrastrukturen eingestuft werden. Technische und organisatorische Auflagen sowie Meldepflichten bleiben deshalb unerfüllt – und es drohen empfindliche Bußgelder.

Auch das Domain Name System und die damit verbundenen Dienstleistungen stehen im Fokus des IT-Sicherheitsgesetzes. Betreiben Sie etwa autoritative Nameserver

  • für mindestens 250.000 Domains bzw. Delegierungspunkte oder
  • mit durchschnittlich mehr als 2.500.000 Abfragen pro Tag?
Dann gilt Ihr Unternehmen als Betreiber einer kritischen Infrastruktur im Sinne des IT-Sicherheitsgesetzes. Das schreibt für diesen Fall vor, dass Cyberattacken und andere schwere IT-Sicherheitsvorfälle dem Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) gemeldet werden müssen. Dazu gibt es weitere Auflagen wie die Einrichtung einer Kontaktstelle zum BSI und die Umsetzung von IT-Sicherheitsstandards im Unternehmen.

Unser Tipp für Betreiber von DNS-Infrastrukturen: Sparen Sie sich den finanziellen und organisatorischen Aufwand für die Erfüllung der gesetzlichen Vorgaben und lagern Sie Ihre Zonen einfach zu ironDNS® aus! Zusätzlich profitieren Sie so von der hohen Ausfallsicherheit Ihrer neuen Nameserver-Infrastruktur.

ironDNS® ist eine DNS-Dienstleistung speziell für hohe Anforderungen an Betriebssicherheit und schneller, weltweiter und zuverlässiger Erreichbarkeit. ironDNS® ermöglicht den Betrieb von kritischen DNS-Infrastrukturen auf höchstem technischen Niveau. Eingebettet in ISO 27001-zertifizierte Prozesse erfüllt ironDNS® alle nach dem IT-Sicherheitsgesetz geforderten Auflagen.

Zu den von den Regelungen im IT-Sicherheitsgesetz betroffenen Firmen zählen neben DNS-Dienstleistern auch andere Telekommunikationsanbieter, Unternehmen aus der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft, aus dem Gesundheitswesen und viele mehr. ironDNS® bietet für alle betroffenen Sektoren einen kostenlosen Online-Test an, mit dem man prüfen kann, ob ein Unternehmen als Betreiber einer kritischen Infrastruktur gilt. Dazu gibt es kurze und verständliche Erläuterungen und weiterführende Informationen, zum Beispiel darüber, wie man Sicherheitsvorfälle an das BSI meldet oder welche Bußgelder bei Versäumnissen drohen.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup>                   at 56th ICANN conference in Helsinki, Finland

ironDNS® at 56th ICANN conference in Helsinki, Finland

June 20th, 2016

Exciting innovations in the ICANN annual meeting strategy: the upcoming conference will be the first one to be held in a new format. The so-called ICANN Policy Forum is a smaller mid-year meeting with a focus on policy work and outreach. It will be held in Helsinki from the 27th to the 30th of June.

The ironDNS® team will of course be present in Helsinki – use the opportunity to meet us personally and get to know ironDNS®!

The high security standards of the premium name server infrastructure ironDNS® are of special interest to you? Then our new product mambo+ might be the perfect supplement.

mambo+ is the simplest and most user friendly possibility to monitor your zones and to conduct in-depth analyses. It can also help to protect your domain portfolio against misuse: mambo+ offers an alarm function to immediately inform you about abuse cases involving your domain names.

Interested? Visit mambo.plus for more information – or meet us at ICANN 56 in Helsinki!


Handlungsbedarf für Unternehmen durch IT-Sicherheitsgesetz

Handlungsbedarf für Unternehmen durch IT-Sicherheitsgesetz

May 3rd, 2016

Neue Sicherheitsauflagen für Kritische Infrastrukturen

(Pressemitteilung vom 03.05.2016)

Bereits im Juli 2015 ist in Deutschland ein IT-Sicherheitsgesetz in Kraft getreten, das den Schutz der heimischen IT-Infrastrukturen verbessern soll. Viele Telekommunikationsanbieter und Betreiber von Webservern oder Online-Shops wissen jedoch gar nicht, dass sie seitdem erhöhte Auflagen zum Schutz von Kundendaten und IT-Systemen erfüllen müssen.

Voraussichtlich Anfang Mai 2016 wird dieses IT-Sicherheitsgesetz nun um eine Rechtsverordnung ergänzt, die die Regelungen auf alle für die Versorgung der Allgemeinheit wichtigen Bereiche erweitert. Das betrifft zunächst die sogenannten Kritischen Infrastrukturen in den Bereichen Informationstechnik und Telekommunikation, Energie, Wasser und Ernährung. Bis Anfang 2017 sollen dann noch die Sektoren Transport und Verkehr, Gesundheit sowie Finanz- und Versicherungswesen folgen.

Die Betreiber der betroffenen Anlagen und Dienstleistungen sind verpflichtet, innerhalb von sechs Monaten eine zentrale Kontaktstelle zum Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) einzurichten und innerhalb von zwei Jahren die Einhaltung eines Mindeststandards an IT-Sicherheit nachzuweisen. Zudem gelten Meldepflichten für sicherheitsrelevante Vorfälle wie Cyber-Attacken, Phishing oder IT-basierte Erpressungsversuche. Ziel dieser Meldepflicht ist es, ein aktuelles Bild über die Gefährdungslage der Cyber-Sicherheit in Deutschland zu bekommen und entsprechende Präventions- und Gegenmaßnahmen planen zu können.

Wer als Betreiber einer Kritischen Infrastruktur im Sinne des Gesetzes gilt, wird in der BSI-Kri­tis­ver­ord­nung (Kri­tisV) durch einen Kriterienkatalog festgelegt. Für die dem Internet zugrunde liegenden DNS-Dienste beispielsweise wird unter anderem die Anzahl der abgefragten IP-Adressen pro Tag betrachtet. Allerdings sind die Betreiber selbst in der Pflicht, den Versorgungsgrad Ihrer Anlagen zu bestimmen und festzustellen, ob sie als Kritische Infrastruktur gelten. Das Problem dabei ist, dass sich viele Betroffene dieser Verpflichtung und den möglichen Konsequenzen gar nicht bewusst sind. Denn es drohen Bußgelder von bis zu 100.000 Euro, wenn die vorgeschriebenen Maßnahmen zur Vermeidung von Störungen nicht angemessen umgesetzt werden oder wenn Sicherheitsvorfälle nicht ordnungsgemäß oder verspätet gemeldet werden.

Aus diesem Grund sollte jedes Unternehmen, das in einem der genannten Sektoren tätig ist, den in der Verordnung festgelegten Kriterienkatalog prüfen. Die Zeit für die Umsetzung der Richtlinien könnte sonst knapp werden.

Eine einfache und verständliche Möglichkeit um festzustellen, ob man als Betreiber einer Kritischen Infrastruktur eingestuft wird, bietet der „Online-Test Kritische Infrastruktur“. Dabei handelt es sich um einen interaktiven Fragebogen, den der DNS-Spezialist ironDNS® unter https://irondns.net/kritisv bereit hält. Dort gibt es außerdem kurze und verständliche Erläuterungen, Hinweise zu möglichen nächsten Schritten und weiterführende Informationen.


DIN ISO/IEC 27001:2015 Certificate for Knipp

DIN ISO/IEC 27001:2015 Certificate for Knipp

March 3rd, 2016

With the enormous increase of data available in all fields of daily life, for many people the question about the security of the processed data becomes more and more pressing. In order to permanently guarantee IT security, the international standard ISO 27001 has been developed. The Dortmund based Internet system house Knipp Medien und Kommunikation GmbH has now been awarded the DIN ISO/IEC 27001:2015 certificate for its comprehensive security concepts.

The ISO 27001 norm specifies requirements and procedures to maintain the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information in a sustained manner. These include, for example, technical and physical means such as data encryption and redundancy of critical system components. Moreover, the security awareness of employees is of central importance. A permanent risk analysis of business-critical processes additionally ensures that threats are identified early and appropriate measures are taken.

For Knipp, the security of the handled information has always been an integral part of its corporate culture. The ISO 27001 certificate now proves that the security measures established at Knipp fulfill the sophisticated international standards. The certification of Knipp was carried out following the so-called full-scope approach and comprises all services, infrastructures and processes. This confirms the longstanding trust that Knipp customers like alltours, Daimler, Evonik, SAP or Deutsche Telekom have grown in the services around the data center, the custom software development and the print production.

In addition to the immediate customers of Knipp, many Internet users benefit from the outstanding level of safety: With its products “TANGO Registry Services” and the nameserver service “ironDNS”, Knipp is the technical operator of a variety of top level domains and of important infrastructure components for the Internet.

“We have always considered information security and privacy as highly valuable assets and have invested accordingly in the necessary technical and organizational requirements. With the ISO 27001 certification, we now have the official confirmation that this commitment pays off. This is a pleasant appreciation to us, and for the users of our services it is the assurance that their data are securely protected at Knipp.” (Elmar Knipp, Managing Director)


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup>                   at 55th ICANN conference in Marrakech

ironDNS® at 55th ICANN conference in Marrakech

February 1st, 2016

UPDATE: Contrary to our habits, we will not be present at the 55th ICANN meeting in Marrakech as originally announced. Of course you can still contact us. In any case, our team will be present again on the following ICANN meeting.

The first regular ICANN conference of the year takes place from March 5 to March 10 in Marrakech. The provincial capital in the southwest of Morocco is one of four former imperial cities and often referred to as the “Pearl of the South”.

It goes without saying that a team of ironDNS® will be present at the meeting. So use the opportunity to contact us and make an appointment. We would love to demonstrate the features and services of ironDNS® in a live presentation and to illustrate the handling of the system to you.

You can also get directly in touch with us anytime, of course, without making an appointment beforehand, if you are interested in the benefits of ironDNS®. The ICANN conference is also a great occasion to get a user account for our sandbox system so that you can later take your time and put the system to a thorough test.

The ironDNS®-team is looking forward to seeing you in Marrakech!


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup>                   at 54th ICANN conference in Dublin, Ireland

ironDNS® at 54th ICANN conference in Dublin, Ireland

October 15th, 2015

As usual, ironDNS® will also attend the next ICANN-Meeting in Dublin. In the time from October 18th to October 22nd you have the possibility to meet our DNS experts and learn about the ironDNS® services.

We would be pleased to answer concrete questions about your special requirements and to present the latest technological advancements and the innovations of the recent weeks and months. Get in touch with us in Dublin directly or make an appointment for a non-binding consultation.

The ironDNS®-team is looking forward to meeting you!


Growth and progress for                   ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup>

Growth and progress for ironDNS®

July 27th, 2015

The DNS infrastructure technology of ironDNS® is continuously getting better. During the first quarter of 2015, a two factor authentication was introduced that allows ironDNS® customers to secure a zone's content even before it gets signed.

In addition to that, ironDNS® also supports signed and forgery-proof DNS responses based on the innovative encryption technology DANE/TLSA. With DANE (DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities) it is possible to verify the authenticity of a certificate before establishing a secured connection to a server. This is achieved with the help of DNS Resource Records of type “TLSA” which conatin the necessary information to verify certificates.

By additionally applyling DNSSEC technologies, the authenticity of the sender of the DANE information can be ensured so that any manipulation of the data during the transport is prevented and a reliable authentication can be guaranteed. Wiretapping data from supposedly secured connections with the help of falsified certificates, as hackers or intelligence agencies would use them, is effectively circumvented in this way.

In the meantime, the ironDNS® user base is constantly growing. New in July 2015 are the new top level domains for Moscow, for example. Both TLDs, the western version and the one in Cyrillic writing (.moscow and .москва, respectively) are now using the sophisticated ironDNS® infrastructure.

This reflects a pleasing trend, since the number of IDN domains and, more recently, IDN TLDs as well, is steadily increasing. (Also see the link at the end of this news.) This development is only logical, however, since the major part of the Internet Community speaks languages that can not or at least not entirely be represented in US-ASCII form.

We are especially happy about the fact that we can observe this same trend among our ironDNS®-customer base, which not only includes the Cyrillic .москва (.moscow), but also .сайт (.site) and .онлайн (.online) and the Arabic بازار. (.bazaar).

Example of an ironDNS® customer who actively uses DANE/TLSA to offer secure e-mail communication:
https://mail.de

Interesting facts and background information on the development of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs):
IDN World Report 2014


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup>                   at 53rd ICANN conference in Buenos Aires

ironDNS® at 53rd ICANN conference in Buenos Aires

June 19th, 2015

By now, more than 650 new top level domains have successfully been delegated, and about the same number will go live during the next months.

This newly won diversity on the Internet involves both chances and risks at the same time. On the one hand, the many new TLDs allow for a well targeted communication, e.g. thanks to city TLDs and industry-specific TLDs. On the other hand, the domain industry has to face many new challenges that come with this diversity. Especially with regards to stability and security there is an increased need to set new standards to further guarantee for a reliable operation of the Internet and the services based on it.

One important factor in this context are the DNSSEC standards to ensure the authenticity and integrity of DNS data. The infrastructure of all ironDNS® customers is protected with this technology starting from the base package. As a recent addition, a further protection mechanism has newly been introduced that makes the administration of zone data more secure: a two factor authentication allows to protect zones even before they are signed. This extends ironDNS®'s existing DNSSEC-based zone protection during transmission and on the receiving side by a safeguard for the data source, completing it to an all-round protection.

If you would like to know how ironDNS® can help to make your infrastructure more stable and reliable, simply write a short message to our ironDNS® team - or get in touch at the 53rd ICANN Conference in Buenos Aires.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup>-security                   further improved with two factor authentication

ironDNS®-security further improved with two factor authentication

March 25th, 2015

The services provided by ironDNS® have been further improved by a new layer of security in the zone management.

Among the most important security features of ironDNS® are the protection of the zone contents during the transmission and the verification of the data on the receiver side by means of DNSSEC-technologies. This safety chain has now been further strengthened by an improved protective mechanism in the safeguarding of the zone date at the source. The new two factor authentication allows ironDNS® customers to secure the zone's content even before it is signed.

This new feature is available to all ironDNS® customers as of now and at no extra charge. To enable it, all a customer has to do is to provide his public PGP key to the ironDNS®-Support. Once the authenticity of the key has been verified, the customer can “lock” his zones.

Any operation on a locked zone (and in particular any change of its content) has to be authorised by a One Time Password (or “token”). Such a password is automatically sent to the customer in an encrypted e-mail whenever he tries to execute an operation on a locked zone. Thus a zone update is only possible if the customer logs into ironDNS® with his usual credentials and approves the operation with the token. Each password is only valid for a short time, and only for the particular operation it has been generated for.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> at 52nd ICANN conference in Singapore

ironDNS® at 52nd ICANN conference in Singapore

January 28th, 2015

2015 is going to be an important year for the Internet Industry: A new international framework to replace the american stewardship of key functions of ICANN will be introduced till September 2015.

The reform of the key functions is ambitious. Meanwhile ICANN's multi-stakeholder model needs to ensure reliability, stability, freedom and security of the Internet.

The inernet community will enter into the critical phase of the transition process at the 52nd ICANN Conference in Singapore. Interesting and controversial discussions are inevitable. The participants have the historic opportunity to shape the future principles of a free, stable and secure Internet.

In Singapore you will also have the chance to get in touch with our ironDNS® team and receive information how you can make your infrastructure more stable and reliable. Are you interested? Then meet us in Singapore from February 8th to 12th, 2015.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> at 51st ICANN conference in Los Angeles, USA

ironDNS® at 51st ICANN conference in Los Angeles, USA

October 10th, 2014

ICANN meetings provide the opportunity for an internationally diverse group of individuals and organizations to come together and discuss and develop policies for the Internet‘s naming systems. ICANN meetings have been a staple of ICANN's multi-stakeholder bottom-up consensus-building model since its formation in 1998.

But ICANN conferences also offer the possibility to address conrete and practical questions and to exchange with experts from all over the world and get to know new technologies. Also during the 51st ICANN meeting in Los Angeles, you have the opportunity to get in touch with the ironDNS® team.

Meet us there during 12-16 October and inform yourself in a personal conversation about how ironDNS® can also make your infrastructure more stable and reliable.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> at 50th ICANN Conference in London

ironDNS® at 50th ICANN Conference in London

June 22nd, 2014

As with every ICANN meeting, a team of ironDNS® representatives is also available this time in London. Take the opportunity to get in touch with our specialists and make an appointment.

Let our experts introduce you to ironDNS® and learn about its features and benefits. The ICANN conference is also a good occasion to receive an account for the sandbox system. This will allow you to put ironDNS® through its paces after your return.

We look forward to meeting you!


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> on 49th ICANN Conference in Singapore

ironDNS® on 49th ICANN Conference in Singapore

March 17th, 2014

The Internet community has excitedly awaited the start of the first new generic Top Level Domains. At the end of last year, the first new TLDs were delegated into the root zone and could be registered shortly after. In the mean time, more than 100 new Top Level Domains like .ruhr and .company have successfully launched.

This begin of what can be regarded a new Internet era will of course also be a topic on the 49th ICANN Conference in Singapore. The introduction of the new Top Level Domains represents a milestone in the history of the Internet. Thanks to the many new domain names, the Internet of the future will be even more colorful and diverse than before.

With regards to Knipp's in-house product ironDNS®, it has proved itself during the introduction of several of the new Top Level Domains. Since ironDNS® meets and exceeds the sophisticated technical requirements set forth by ICANN, a number of TLD applicants decided to use the service. Their trust in the elaborate technology of ironDNS® now pays off.

As ironDNS® is based upon highly-developed technology, as demanded by ICANN, more and more registries and and registrars decide to use this service. They value the robust and highly available, reliable and accessible worldwide Name Server service, which fulfills the rising demands of an increasingly fast-growing Internet.

If you are looking for technologies to make your infrastructure more stable and reliable, go ahead and contact our ironDNS®-Team. We will also be attending the ICANN Conference in Singapore, so meet us there and get in touch.

The next ICANN Meeting will be in London, from June 22th - 26th, 2014.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> on 47th ICANN-Conference in Durban, South Africa

ironDNS® on 47th ICANN-Conference in Durban, South Africa

July 11th, 2013

Forthcoming ICANN meeting in Durban is already looming very large now. From July 14th to 18th, experts from all over the world meet again to deliberate and discuss the future of the Internet.

Especially the latest events regarding introduction of new generic Top Level Domains will be in the focus. If everything will take place as planned, the first new Top Level Domains may already go live at this year's 3rd quarter.

ICANN will particularly turn their attention to the technical foundation to guarantee trouble-free process. Internet's Security and Stability are still ICANN's top priorities regarding the introduction.

You're interested and would like to find out more on ironDNS®? Contact our ironDNS® team in Durban. Of course we will be available at the ICANN meeting this time. Use the opportunity to make an appointment with one of our attending experts. We will be pleased to fully inform you regarding ironDNS®.

The next ICANN Meeting will take place in November in Buenos Aires.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> at 46th ICANN conference in Beijing

ironDNS® at 46th ICANN conference in Beijing

April 7th, 2013

The upcoming start of the new generic Top Level Domains is getting close and will be at the very top of the agenda of Beijing's ICANN conference.

ICANN clearly stated that "Security and Stability of the Internet" is their highest priority regarding introduction of the new generic Top Level Domains. This confirms that a reliable and robust nameserver service, like ironDNS®, is absolutely vital.

ironDNS® fulfills ICANN's high technical demands. That's why quite some applicants decided to use that service for the operation of their Top Level Domain. They entrust the sophisticated technology of ironDNS®.

If you are also interested in improving your nameserver infrastructure's stability and reliability, get in touch with our ironDNS® team. We will also attend this ICANN conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet us there and make an appointment..

The next ICANN meeting after Bejing will take place at July 2013 in Durban.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> at 45rd ICANN conference in Toronto

ironDNS® at 45rd ICANN conference in Toronto

October 12th, 2012

Also on this ICANN meeting a team of ironDNS® is represented. Take the opportunity to get in contact and make an appointment.

See a live presentation and get an overview of the features of ironDNS®. The ICANN conference is also a good opportunity to apply for a test account on the sandbox system. This allows you to put ironDNS® through its paces.


New Feature: ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> sends status updates via email

New Feature: ironDNS® sends status updates via email

October 1st, 2012

The control panel of ironDNS® has been extended by a very useful new feature.

Email addresses can now be added to the user profiles in order to receive notifications on certain events and conditions. For example, if zones from a master server cannot be retrieved or other irregularities occur, automatic emails will be triggered. That way, issues of this nature can be detected and the root cause can be resolved. ironDNS® thus helps to ensure low error rates and a high degree of quality.

Up to nine different email addresses of three categories can be defined. This allows ironDNS® to be configured in a very flexible way for several scenarios (warnings, ordinary errors, fatal errors). Users can also specify if the messages shall be sent immediately or if they shall be bundled for a delivery at different intervals.

This new feature is included in the base package of ironDNS® and is available to all customers at no extra charge.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> at 43rd ICANN conference in San José, Costa Rica

ironDNS® at 43rd ICANN conference in San José, Costa Rica

March 1st, 2012

ICANN meetings provide the opportunity for an internationally diverse group of individuals and organizations to come together and discuss and develop policies for the Internet‘s naming systems. ICANN meetings have been a staple of ICANN's multi-stakeholder bottom-up consensus-building model since its formation in 1998.

But ICANN conferences also offer the possibility to address conrete and practical questions and to exchange with experts from all over the world and get to know new technologies. Also during the 43rd ICANN meeting in Cost Rica, you have the opportunity to get in touch with the ironDNS® team.

Meet us in San José during 11-16 March and inform yourself in a personal conversation about how ironDNS® can also make your infrastructure more stable and reliable.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> sponsors ICANN conference in Dakar, Senegal

ironDNS® sponsors ICANN conference in Dakar, Senegal

August 24th, 2011

In a kind of good tradition ironDNS® sponsors the upcoming ICANN meeting in Dakar, Senegal. It is the seventh time for ironDNS® to sponsor an ICANN event.

With the decision for new Top Level Domains at the last ICANN meeting in Singapore in June 2011, the need for a stable and robust domain name service has dramatically grown. ICANN has set high standards regarding the technical operation. Applicants for new TLDs will meet in Dakar to discuss about their proposals and implementation details. ICANN meetings are a good opportunity to speak with representatives of ironDNS®.

Carsten Schiefner from the ironDNS® team is available for talks. Drop him an email and make an appointment:

Carsten.Schiefner@irondns.net

Decision for new Top Level Domains during the ICANN meeting in Singapore


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> is sponsoring ICANN meeting no. 41 in Singapore

ironDNS® is sponsoring ICANN meeting no. 41 in Singapore

April 12th, 2011

For the sixth time, ironDNS® is sponsoring an international ICANN meeting. ICANN is the self-regulating organisation assigning names and numbers in the Internet world. The meetings take place three times a year. With ironDNS® being a name server provider, these meetings are especially important and worthy of support.

It is expected that this meeting will have more than 1,000 visitors. The main topic is still the introduction of new generic Top Level Domains. The upcoming meeting in June will take place in Singapore.


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> is sponsoring ICANN meeting no. 40 in San Francisco

ironDNS® is sponsoring ICANN meeting no. 40 in San Francisco

February 8th, 2011

For the fifth time, ironDNS® is sponsoring an international ICANN meeting. ICANN is the self-regulating organisation assigning names and numbers in the Internet world. The meetings take place three times a year. With ironDNS® being a name server provider, these meetings are especially important and worthy of support.

This meeting will probably be one of the largest in ICANN's history. It is expected to have 1,500 visitors. The main topic is the introduction of new generic Top Level Domains. The upcoming meeting in March will take place in San Francisco.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> is Gold Sponsor of the .nxt Conference in San Francisco

ironDNS® is Gold Sponsor of the .nxt Conference in San Francisco

December 13th, 2010

From February 8th to 10th, 2011 the .nxt conference takes place in San Francisco. The conference is the industry meeting for all who are involved in the introduction of new Top Level Domains.

ironDNS® will be present with an own booth. Experts will be available to talk about the capabilites of ironDNS®. Visit us!

Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President of ICANN


ironDNS<sup class="registered">®</sup> is sponsoring ICANN meeting no. 39 in Cartagena

ironDNS® is sponsoring ICANN meeting no. 39 in Cartagena

October 15th, 2010

For the fourth time, ironDNS® is sponsoring an international ICANN meeting. ICANN is the self-regulating organisation assigning names and numbers in the Internet world. The meetings take place three times a year. With ironDNS® being a name server provider, these meetings are especially important and worthy of support.

ICANN meetings average 1,000 visitors, the location rotates among the continents. This is done to shorten travelling time for local participants and thus ease their participation. The upcoming meeting in December will take place in Colombia.


300.000 domains managed

300.000 domains managed

March 3rd, 2010

300,000 second level domains are managed using ironDNS® today. This means that the rapid growth is continuing. We consider the acceptance in the market as appreciation of the concept of ironDNS®.

According to an internal poll, the customers of ironDNS® in the market segment of second level domain management value the following two main features:

  • Use of a completely independent name server software as a second pillar besides BIND.
  • Anycast technology for SLDs, too. Up to now, anycast has often been a prerogative of top level domains.

Hong Kong location expanded

Hong Kong location expanded

January 11th, 2010

In order to serve the Asian market even better, the node in Hong Kong, in test use so far, has been officially launched.

The launch requires a phase of measuring traffic and building up the connection. Domains of customers taking part in the beta program of ironDNS® are included in the node in this step. This way, the total traffic for the live operation can be estimated quite well.

Incorporation of an ironDNS® node comprises installation of at least one blade system as wells as the necessary management infrastructure like firewalls, BGP routers and redundant components.

Further interesting information around ironDNS®