Just testing that status updates do appear as they are expected to do.
September 2014 archive
As many of us experiment with Ello, the latest social network to attract interest, I pause for a moment to remember Orkut, the first "social network" site that many of us experimented with way back in 2004 ... and that was finally shut down by Google today...
(also experimenting with posting an audio file via Known out to SoundCloud and other sites)
The September 2014 World IPv6 Launch measurements came out last week showing continued strong growth of IPv6. Verizon Wireless’ deployment edged up over 56%. T-Mobile USA is now over 40% IPv6. AT&T is getting closer to hitting 25%. Telefonica del Peru crossed over the 10% milestone. As Mat Ford wrote over on the World IPv6 Launch site:
We continue to see very encouraging growth in measured deployment across hundreds of networks both large and small.
And that is indeed the case!
Of course, not all the networks grew this month. A few were basically flat and a couple registered declines, but the overall trend is certainly in the positive direction we would like to see – and this backed up by what we see from other IPv6 statistics sites, including Google’s IPv6 trend line that just went over 4.5% this weekend.
The reality is that IPv6 is being deployed globally – if you aren’t already making plans to ensure that your online content is available over IPv6 and your networks can work with IPv6, please visit our Start Here page to find resources tailored to your type of environment to help get started!
Last Friday Tunisia became the latest country to be able to offer people registering domains in their country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) the higher security and trust that comes with DNSSEC. On September 26, 2014, DS records appeared in the root zone of DNS for two TLDs:
People who subscribe to our weekly distribution of DNSSEC deployment maps will have seen in the email message that went out this morning a new bright green country on the northern coast of Africa:
The data files will also reflect the status of the Arabic internationalized domain name (IDN) .تونس although the data files reference that as “xn--pgbs0dh”.
Now, it is important to note that while the TLDs themselves are signed with DNSSEC and have a DS record in the root zone of DNS, this does NOT necessarily mean that second-level domains under these two TLDs can sign their domains and submit the DS records to the TLD registries. That “Operational” stage of DNSSEC deployment will hopefully come soon, but that is something the TLD registries themselves have to start doing. Please read our 5 Stages of DNSSEC Deployment page to understand where these TLDs are in the deployment cycle.
What this does mean is that there is one fewer barrier in the way for domain registrants who want to sign their domain under either .TN or .تونس. At some point soon they will hopefully be able to follow our information about how to sign your domain and upgrade the security of their domains.
Congratulations to the Agence Tunisienne d’Internet in Tunisia for making this happen! It’s great to see ccTLDs throughout Africa starting to add the security of DNSSEC – we look forward to seeing the whole continent appear green on our maps!
I love it when a Monday morning starts with getting two blog posts out before 10 am! :-)