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Epik provides update on 8chan

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Epik will provide registrar services but not content delivery. CEO Monster says, “Their community grew and their moderation skills did not.”

A screenshot of 8ch.net, the 8chan website, on August 3. As captured by Archive.org. Further down the page are deragotry threads about black people and Jewish people, among others.

Domain name registrar Epik has issued an update on providing services to 8chan.

8chan came under fire after the shooting in El Paso this weekend. The site operator moved the domain to Epik, a registrar which has welcomed domain names for other controversial websites such as Gab.

Epik CEO Rob Monster told Website Hosting Review yesterday that it had not solicited 8chan’s business. He also said that the company had not made a decision on whether it should provide content delivery services and DDoS mitigation to the site.

Then Epik’s upstream provider for these services, Voxility, pulled the plug. This caused Epik to scramble to replace Voxility.

Today, the company said it will not provide content delivery services to 8chan. Here’s the company’s statement about this:

Upon careful consideration of the recent operating history of 8Chan, and in the wake of tragic news in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend, Epik has elected to not provide content delivery services to 8Chan. This is largely due to the concern of inadequate enforcement and the elevated possibility of violent radicalization on the platform.

How much of this decision was Epik’s as opposed to finding a backend provider for its services is not clear. Perhaps Voxility just forced its hand. Monster elaborated on the official statement in a message to Website Hosting Review:

The issue is that their community grew and their moderation skills did not. This was neglect, and like a neglected building it eventually became a menace to itself.

Monster told Website Hosting Review that his company will continue to provide registrar services to 8chan.

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New POCs on the Block

You’ve Got the Right Stuff

Many
of you may already know that we have a suggestion process in place for our
community members to submit their thoughts and ideas for how we can better
serve you. We always take the time to review these suggestions, and sometimes
implement your ideas!

We recently received two separate suggestions from different ARIN community members asking us to add two new types of optional Points of Contact (POCs) to our public WHOIS database – one for routing purposes and one for DNS purposes. We thought this was a great idea, so we took this feedback and created these two new POCs.

The Routing POC will be responsible for Internet Routing Registry (IRR) maintenance and Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI Certification), and the DNS POC will be responsible for updating reverse DNS delegations (in-addr arpa and ip6.arpa) and DNSSEC (Delegation Signer Records or DS Records). The addition of these two new POC types were part of the initial development of ARIN’s new IRR. You can find discussion points regarding the IRR update by Richard Jimmerson and John Sweeting at ARIN 43 in Barbados.

POC by POC

You may ask,
why do we need all of these different types of POC functions, and what does
each do? 
The need for different types of POC Records really boils down to
security and POC responsibilities/functions. POC records are standalone objects
that detail a person or role and provide their contact information. The POC
function is defined by how it is added to an Organization Identifier (Org ID)
or to Internet number resources (IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers) registered
under the Org ID.

Admin POC – The Administrative (Admin) POC is a mandatory POC for an Org ID. This
POC has full administrative rights over the Org ID and its corresponding Internet
number resources. The Admin POC is permitted to manage and update the Org ID;
manage, update and request resources; request transfers; as well as manage
reverse delegations, DNSSEC, RPKI, and many other functions. There can be only
one Admin POC for an Org ID. 

Tech POC – The Technical POC (Tech POC) is also a mandatory POC for an Org ID
and has the same administrative rights as the Admin POC. An Org ID can have
multiple Tech POCs.

Abuse POC – The Abuse POC is a mandatory POC for an Org ID and acts as a
contact for reporting and resolution of network abuse issues. Multiple Abuse
POCs may be specified per organization. This type of POC is not permitted to
make any database changes.

NOC POC – The Network Operation Center (NOC) POC is an optional POC and
serves as a contact for network operation issues. There can be multiple NOC
POCs for an Org ID.

Resource Tech POC – The Resource Tech POC is an optional POC for an Org ID and has authority
over specified Internet number resources. 
The Resource Tech POC can change the attributes of a resource, such as
the resource name and the public comments displayed in ARIN’s Whois database,
and can also specify nameservers or DS Records. 
An Internet number resource can have multiple Resources Tech POCs.   

Resource Abuse POC – The Resource Abuse POC is an optional POC that acts as a contact
for the reporting and resolution of network abuse issues regarding a specific Internet
number resource. An Internet number resource can have multiple Resource Abuse
POCs.

NOC POC – The Network Operation Center (NOC) POC is an optional POC and serves
as a contact for network operation issues. There can be multiple NOC POCs for
an Org ID.

Resource NOC POC – The Resource NOC POC is an optional POC that serves as a contact
for network operation issues for specific Internet number resources.  An Internet number resource can have multiple
Resource NOC POCs.

Hangin’ Tough

So,
what will the new POC functions do, and how are they helpful?

Routing POC – The Routing POC is an optional POC and will have the ability to create, edit, and delete routing objects within ARIN’s IRR and maintain and implement RPKI.  There can be multiple Routing POCs for an Org ID.

DNS POC – The DNS POC is an optional POC and will manage and update Reverse DNS Delegations and Domain Name Systems Security.  There can be multiple DNS POCs for an Org ID.

The addition of the Routing and DNS POCs will allow organizations to further detail and delegate authority for specific POC functions to the appropriate people within their organizations. This enhances their security and enables network operators to have more specified access to the individuals responsible for these functions.   

Your suggestions
continue to improve the community’s ARIN Online experience, and are most
welcomed. Submit a suggestion by logging into ARIN Online and going to the top navigation
bar under “Policy & Participation”, from the drop-down menu you will see “Community
Interaction”, then select “Consultations & Suggestions” and your suggestion
may shape ARIN Online in the near future. 
  

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Dynadot jumps into top 10

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Dynadot jumps into the top ten registrars for new .com registrations.

ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers April 2019.

An anomaly this month is Dynadot, which jumped into the top ten for monthly .com registrations. This pushed NameSilo out of the top ten. I think this has to do with pricing; while NameSilo’s .com sale ended at the end of Q1, Dynadot has continued with discounted pricing. It’s charging $6.99 right now for new .com registrations.

While this means NameSilo is absent from the monthly board this month, it should soon appear on the top ten overall. It has crossed two million .com domains under management but this isn’t reflected in the ICANN numbers, which only go through April.

Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations:

1. GoDaddy.com* 970,751 (NYSE: GDDY) (1,045,199 in March)
2. Xin Net Technology Corporation 324,617 (294,415)
3. Tucows** (NASDAQ:TCX) 191,620 (206,170)
4. NameCheap Inc. 152,606 (160,737)
5. Alibaba (HiChina) 130,946 (126,659)
6. Endurance+ (NASDAQ: EIGI) 125,059 (138,627)
7. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) 119,976 (135,927)
8. Dynadot 104,837
9. Web.com++  88,873 (83,600)
10. Chengdu West 82,351

Here’s the leaderboard of the top registrars in terms of total .com registrations as of the end of April 2019.

1. GoDaddy* 50,940,640 (50,831,723 in March)
2. Tucows**  12,484,323 (12,552,098)
3. Endurance+ 7,026,808 (7,065,847)
4. Web.com++ 6,713,881 (6,717,360)
5. Alibaba 6,288,135 (6,226,249)
6. United Internet^ 5,609,664 (5,630,889)
7. Namecheap 4,745,085 (4,694,598)
8. Xin Net Technology Corporation 3,814,331 (3,500,398)
9. Google 2,434,742 (2,361,414)
10. GMO 2,026,751 (2,007,437)

Many domain companies have multiple accreditations and I’ve tried to capture the largest ones. See the notes below.

* Includes GoDaddy, Wild West Domains and 123 Reg
** Includes Tucows and Enom
+ Includes PDR, Domain.com, FastDomain and Bigrock. There are other Endurance registrars, but these are the biggest.
++ Includes Network Solutions and Register.com
^ Includes 1&1, PSI, Cronon, United-Domains, Arsys and world4you

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