Internet (Un)Reliability Around the World

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As a network of networks, the Internet can be characterized as a set of dependencies between networks. Dependencies for both connectivity and customers. An outage at any specific network can impact dependent networks that do not have alternative means of accessing the Internet. Some networks are so large that significant outages can impact many dependent […]

Internet (Un)Reliability Around the World

Côte D’Ivoire Secures DNS

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We wrote earlier this year about Rwanda joining the ranks of fully DNSSEC capable domains and now we can report that they have been followed by the Côte d’Ivoire ccTLD, .ci. The .ci ccTLD is managed by the Côte d’Ivoire Network Information Centre. It’s been a few years since ICANN helped to provide DNSSEC deployment workshops for […]

Côte D’Ivoire Secures DNS

Are We On The Verge Of Internet 2.0?

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If you’ve been around the Internet and tech industries for a while, it can start to feel like there’s often more hype than reality to a lot of buzzword-driven trends and so-called innovations. The advent of Web 2.0 in the early noughties had substance and ushered in a new era of more collaborative, social websites and […]

Are We On The Verge Of Internet 2.0?

An Eye On The Numbers: IPv6 Deployment

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On Internet Society Pulse we present a variety of different measurements that help to illustrate the extent and variation in IPv6 deployment around the world and across the networks that comprise the global Internet. June 2022 marks the 10-year anniversary of World IPv6 Launch so we thought this would be a good time to reflect on some of […]

An Eye On The Numbers: IPv6 Deployment

Rwanda Signs Up for DNSSEC

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It’s been a few years since ICANN helped to provide DNSSEC deployment workshops for African ccTLD registries but that effort is still paying off. The latest ccTLD to join the ranks of fully DNSSEC capable domains is Rwanda’s .rw domain. The Rwandan ccTLD is managed by the Rwanda Internet Community and Technology Alliance and Rwanda is the 17th African […]

Rwanda Signs Up for DNSSEC

IPv6 Deployment Passes Another Milestone

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Google’s latest IPv6 measurements show the percentage of its users connecting to Google services over IPv6 passed 40% for the first time on 30 April this year. This is a significant milestone in the ongoing deployment of IPv6 services to Internet users all around the globe. Crossing this latest threshold now means that IPv6 use by Google users has grown from […]

IPv6 Deployment Passes Another Milestone

Majority of Announced IPv6 Address Space Now Secured

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Internet measurement results from our friends at APNIC show that efforts to improve the security and resilience of the Internet’s routing system passed a significant milestone recently. More than 50% of advertised IPv6 address space has a valid Route Origin Authorisation (ROA). This means that now, for the first time, the majority of announced IPv6 address space is secured with RPKI. […]

Majority of Announced IPv6 Address Space Now Secured

Ukrainian Internet Shrinks by Over 15%

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Data from the Internet Outage Detection and Analysis tool (IODA) shows a decline in the reachability of Ukrainian Internet address space since the beginning of the recent conflict with Russia. Over 15% of previously reachable Internet addresses are no longer responsive to probes from IODA. The regions most impacted are unsurprisingly those where we know […]

Ukrainian Internet Shrinks by Over 15%

National Domain Name Security: 2021 in Review

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Just about every Internet communication starts with a Domain Name System (DNS) lookup. The DNS is an essential piece of Internet infrastructure that translates human-friendly names (internetsociety.org) into computer-friendly numbers (2001:41c8:20::b31a). Like many other components of the Internet, the DNS started out without any security features in a vastly different Internet landscape. Today, security and […]

National Domain Name Security: 2021 in Review

Internet Networks per Capita

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In response to our recent post about the history of Internet network number assignments, Andy Davidson asked an interesting question via Twitter – what would this look like on a per capita basis? Very different indeed is the answer! (You may need to reload this page in your browser to see the animation below.) This […]

Internet Networks per Capita

Where Are the Internet Networks?

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The Internet is a network of networks. But where are these networks?  We can get some insight by using the location of the organization that holds the registration for the allocated Autonomous System Number (ASN) assigned to the network as a proxy for the location of that network. All Internet networks must be assigned an ASN in order for them […]

Where Are the Internet Networks?

New Web Protocol Reaches Milestone

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The new web protocol HTTP/3 now makes up around a third of all traffic on large European networks according to a recent post from Sandvine. They monitored traffic on several large Tier-1 networks in Europe and the US and found that HTTP/3 (running over the new transport protocol QUIC) constituted around 30% of traffic in […]

New Web Protocol Reaches Milestone

Apple Removes Support for TLS1.0 and TLS1.1

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In a recent update Apple announced that support for TLS1.0 and TLS1.1 will be deprecated as of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. Support for these insecure versions of TLS will be removed entirely in future releases. Apple specifically recommend supporting TLS 1.3. As we reported earlier this year, versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the TLS […]

Apple Removes Support for  TLS1.0 and TLS1.1

Asia Pacific IPv6 Deployment Gets Funding Boost

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For the first time ever, ISIF Asia is supporting IPv6 uptake via a USD 800,000 direct grants program for IPv6 deployments. Grants available range between USD 30,000 and USD 250,000 and applications are now open. They will remain open until funds are exhausted.  Who can apply?  To be eligible for the grants, organizations must hold IPv6 address space […]

Asia Pacific IPv6 Deployment Gets Funding Boost

HTTP/3 Adoption is Driving Huge Gains for Microsoft

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One of the ‘enabling’ technologies that we track on Internet Society Pulse is the latest version of the protocol that underpins the web, namely HTTP/3. In addition to powering the web, HTTP is increasingly used to transfer data between Internet-connected devices of all kinds. In a recent Technical community update, Nick Banks highlighted the huge […]

HTTP/3 Adoption is Driving Huge Gains for Microsoft

HTTPS is (Almost) Everywhere So Goodbye HTTPS Everywhere!

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The latest development in the HTTPS deployment success story has seen the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) declare “Victory!” and move on. EFF have announced that because HTTPS is actually everywhere, the HTTPS Everywhere browser plug-in is no longer needed and they are preparing for its deprecation. After the end of this year, the browser extension […]

HTTPS is (Almost) Everywhere So Goodbye HTTPS Everywhere!

10% and Rising Fast — Swiss Domains Adopt DNSSEC

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We noticed some exciting news via Twitter from the .ch registry SWITCH recently: For the first time, more than 10% of all .ch domain names are signed with #DNSSEC on #1August 🇨🇭🥳. The number of signed names is increasing sharply as more registrars and hosters offer enhanced security for their domain customers. pic.twitter.com/xCG8eeCpss — Michael […]

10% and Rising Fast — Swiss Domains Adopt DNSSEC

Cypriot, Libyan and Uzbek Domains Now Support DNSSEC

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In the second quarter of 2021, three more countries have joined the ranks of those with DNSSEC-signed country-code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) and security keys deployed in the DNS root zone. Just about every Internet communication starts with a Domain Name System (DNS) lookup. The DNS is an essential piece of Internet infrastructure that translates […]

Cypriot, Libyan and Uzbek Domains Now Support DNSSEC

Regulating IPv6 Deployment

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I was recently honoured to be asked to present and participate on a panel of experts for the BEREC public technical workshop on IPv6 deployment across Europe. BEREC is the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications with the aim to foster ‘independent, consistent and high-quality regulation of digital markets for the benefit of Europe and its […]

Regulating IPv6 Deployment

Three More Countries Join the DNSSEC Club

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In the first three months of 2021, three countries have joined the ranks of those with DNSSEC-signed country-code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) and security keys deployed in the DNS root zone. Just about every Internet communication starts with a Domain Name System (DNS) lookup. The DNS is an essential piece of Internet infrastructure that translates […]

Three More Countries Join the DNSSEC Club

Uzbeks Celebrate Birthday of .uz by Deploying DNSSEC

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The administrators of the Uzbek country-code top-level-domain (ccTLD) are celebrating the 26th birthday of .uz in the best way possible: by deploying DNSSEC. In their announcement of this happy news, UZINFOCOM highlight that the .uz ccTLD now boasts 92,000 registered domains, having grown by over 50% in just the last three years. The celebrations include the release […]

Uzbeks Celebrate Birthday of .uz by Deploying DNSSEC

Next Level Web Machinery Is Ready To Roll

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After 5 years of discussing, coding and testing, and 34 revisions to the draft specification, a new version of the technology underpinning the web, and many other Internet applications these days, is nearly ready for publication by the IETF and more widespread adoption. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) serves as the foundation of data communication for the […]

Next Level Web Machinery Is Ready To Roll

Understanding Saudi Arabia’s IPv6 Boom

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IPv6 is the latest version of the fundamental technology (Internet Protocol) that powers the Internet. The previous version, IPv4, is still in operation on many networks around the world but it can only support an Internet of a few billion devices. By contrast, IPv6 can support an Internet of billions of billions of devices and […]

Understanding Saudi Arabia’s IPv6 Boom

Internet Security – Are You Up To Date?

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Many popular Internet applications like e-mail and web browsers use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to secure traffic against eavesdropping and against data being tampered with while in transit between clients and servers. Over time, flaws in early versions of TLS have been identified leading to substantial improvements to the protocol. The documents defining version 1.0 and […]

Internet Security – Are You Up To Date?

The Future of Web Browsing Coming to Firefox 83

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In a recent blog post, Mozilla announced the introduction of a new feature coming to Firefox in version 83 that allows users to enable always-on security for their web browsing. By enabling HTTPS-only mode, users can be confident that their browsing is always secure from eavesdroppers. When this new mode is enabled, Firefox will attempt […]

The Future of Web Browsing Coming to Firefox 83

HTTP/3 Adoption Made Easier by Apple

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Apple’s iOS 14 release (and upcoming MacOS 11 release) has included client support for HTTPS records, allowing connections to be upgraded to QUIC when the HTTP/3 parameter is returned in the DNS record. Apple has reported that so far, of the population that has manually enabled HTTP/3 on iOS 14, 8% of the QUIC connections had […]

HTTP/3 Adoption Made Easier by Apple

TLS1.3 Adoption Boosted by Amazon CloudFront

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Amazon has announced that their content distribution service CloudFront will now support TLS1.3 for viewer connections. Amazon identify the improved security and performance provided by the latest version of the TLS protocol as key benefits. Their testing shows latency reductions of up to 33% for ‘time-to-first-byte’, meaning more responsive websites for end users. Many popular […]

TLS1.3 Adoption Boosted by Amazon CloudFront

Integrating IPv6 With AWS Just Got Easier

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Many organizations are required to use their own IPv6 addresses for compliance or regulatory reasons. A new release from Amazon enables such customers to create their IPv6 applications in AWS with minimal disruptions. Additionally, applications may be using trusted IPv6 addresses that business partners and customers have whitelisted in their firewalls. These applications can now […]

Integrating IPv6 With AWS Just Got Easier
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