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A Brief History of Microsoft's Live Search's New Domain Bing

2009 Jun 1, 11:07
Logo for bing! from 2003 via The Wayback MachineLogo for BING* from 2006 via The Wayback MachineKimberly Saia's flickr photo of the Microsoft bing search logo.
When I heard that Live Search is now Bing one of my initial thoughts was how'd they get that domain name given the unavailability of pronouncable four letter .COM domain names. Well, the names been used in the past. Here now, via the Wayback Machine is a brief, somewhat speculative, and ultimately anticlimactic history of bing.com:

The new name reminds me of the show Friends. Also, I hope they get a new favicon - I don't enjoy the stretched 'b' nor its color scheme.

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WRECK & SALVAGE

2009 May 1, 12:09"If I'm reading the pop-up window correctly, domain registrar Godaddy recommends against purchasing .tv domain names because the island of Tuvalu, which the domain represents, is sinking."PermalinkCommentshumor dns domain godaddy tv via:boingboing

Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol IETF Draft Document

2009 Feb 5, 8:39The long expired draft of the Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD). To summarize, use DHCP and failing that DNS to find the name of a web server and on that web server find a Proxy Auto-Config file at a well known localtion.PermalinkCommentswpad proxy internet reference browser dns dhcp

The WHATWG Blog - Blog Archive - This Week in HTML 5 - Episode 20

2009 Feb 3, 11:15"r2719 specifies that browsers should not allow scripts to set document.domain to anything on the Public Suffix List, such as "com" or "co.jp". Essential background reading on why this is dangerous: Untraceable XSS Attacks. Most browsers already block this attack, e.g. Firefox since 3.0. [Background: Re: Setting document.domain]"PermalinkCommentshtml5 tld publicsuffix dns security html internet web reference w3c

"Single?" Lawn Signs Conquer the American Landscape - The Metric System

2008 Nov 6, 6:27Examination of the who and why behind those 'Single?' lawn signs: 'At this point, I came to the realization that every question I answered seemed to introduce two more. In this case, they were "did someone hire these firms or are they acting on their own?" and, more confusingly, "how did a web design firm in Panama or India get a lawn sign physically planted in the front lawn of my high school in South Jersey?"'PermalinkCommentssign blog marketing dns advertising business web internet research

New Domain Names Put Name Brands in a Bind - WSJ.com

2008 Nov 5, 9:43Proposed new arbitrary TLDs are super expensive. As it turns out large companies have to buy their name on every new TLD to avoid potential fraud.PermalinkCommentsdns tld domain economics security iana ietf

Re: [DNSOP] Public Suffix List

2008 Sep 10, 1:32Discussion on IETF DNS mailing list about Mozilla's Public Suffix list and what they should do ultimately. "I'm inclined to suggest: Gather and hard-code your list into Firefox, and also provide a mechanism by which domain authorities can publish information which overrides your list for their domain."PermalinkCommentsidn domain firefox publicsuffix ietf mozilla tld

GNSO Final Report Part A - August 2007

2008 Jul 22, 10:58"ICANN Generic Names Supporting Organisation - Final Report: Introduction of New Generic Top-Level Domains"PermalinkCommentsicann tld dns reference

DoxPara Research

2008 Jul 14, 10:32Dan Kaminsky's blog.PermalinkCommentsdan-kaminsky blog security dns ip networking browser windows unix microsoft hack

YouTube - Sarah on DNS

2008 Jul 14, 10:27"I'm Dan Kaminsky, and this is my niece Sarah. Sarah has an important message for everybody regarding the Domain Name System."PermalinkCommentsdan-kaminsky dns video humor security

RFC 3675 - .sex Considered Dangerous

2008 Jun 30, 3:55FCC wants nationwide free wifi that's free of porn. They should read this. "Periodically there are proposals to mandate the use of a special top level name or an IP address bit to flag "adult" "unsafe" material or the like. This document explains why thiPermalinkCommentsdomain dns rfc ietf internet porn government politics censorship

Refreshed Internet Drafts - Implementer's notes - by Yngve Nysaeter Pettersen

2008 Jun 30, 3:49Yngve Nysaeter Pettersen briefly talks about his Opera minimal security domain RFCs: "I've just refreshed my HTTP Cookie and Cache related Internet Drafts."PermalinkCommentsrfc opera browser cookie http internet domain dns

New Cookie related Internet Drafts from Yngve N. Pettersen on 2006-03-20 (ietf-http-wg@w3.org from January to March 2006)

2008 Jun 30, 3:46Opera's solution to minimal security domain determination: "The drafts describe 1) Opera's current "rule of thumb" implementation that uses DNS in an attempt to confirm the validity of a domain, and 2) a proposed new HTTP based lookup service that returPermalinkCommentsopera rfc ietf cookie http internet browser dns domain

DHCP/mDNS Injection Issues | GNUCITIZEN

2008 Jan 28, 10:39Name your computer an HTML string to inject that HTML into the target wireless router's HTML configuration page.PermalinkCommentsvia:swannman security xss injection dhcp

IPv6 Roundup: Address Syntax on Windows

2008 Jan 9, 11:34

IPv6 address syntax consists of 8 groupings of colon delimited 16-bit hex values making up the 128-bit address. An optional double colon can replace any consecutive sequence of 0 valued hex values. For example the following is a valid IPv6 address: fe80::2c02:db79

Some IPv6 addresses aren't global and in those cases need a scope ID to describe their context. These get a '%' followed by the scope ID. For example the previous example with a scope ID of '8' would be: fe80::2c02:db79%8

IPv6 addresses in URIs may appear in the host section of a URI as long as they're enclosed by square brackets. For example: http://[fe80::2c02:db79]/. The RFC explicitly notes that there isn't a way to add a scope ID to the IPv6 address in a URI. However a draft document describes adding scope IDs to IPv6 addresses in URIs. The draft document uses the IPvFuture production from the URI RFC with a 'v1' to add a new hostname syntax and a '+' instead of a '%' for delimiting the scope id. For example: http://[v1.fe80::2c02:db79+8]/. However, this is still a draft document, not a final standard, and I don't know of any system that works this way.

In Windows XPSP2 the IPv6 stack is available but disabled by default. To enable the IPv6 stack, at a command prompt run 'netsh interface ipv6 install'. In Vista IPv6 is the on by default and cannot be turned off, while the IPv4 stack is optional and may be turned off by a command similar to the previous.

Once you have IPv6 on in your OS you can turn on IPv6 for IIS6 or just use IIS7. The address ::1 refers to the local machine.

In some places in Windows like UNC paths, IPv6 addresses aren't allowed. In those cases you can use a Vista DNS IPv6 hack that lives in the OS name resolution stack that transforms particularly crafted names into IPv6 addresses. Take your IPv6 address, replace the ':'s with '-'s and the '%' with an 's' and then append '.ipv6-literal.net' to the end. For example: fe80--2c02-db79s8.ipv6-literal.net. That name will resolve to the same example I've been using in Vista. This transformation occurs inside the system's local name resolution stack so no DNS servers are involved, although Microsoft does own the ipv6-literal.net domain name.

MSDN describes IPv6 addresses in URIs in Windows and I've described IPv6 addresses in URIs in IE7. File URIs in IE7 don't support IPv6 addresses. If you want to put a scope ID in a URI in IE7 you use a '%25' to delimit the scope ID and due to a bug you must have at least two digits in your scope ID. So, to take the previous example: http://[fe80::2c02:db79%2508]/. Note that its 08 rather than just 8.

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IDNwiki - IDNwiki

2007 Oct 17, 4:48ICANN's wiki on their new IDN TLDs.PermalinkCommentsidn wiki icann dns domain i18n internet tld

ICANN | On Its Way: One of the Biggest Changes to the Internet

2007 Oct 11, 12:11ICANN plans to support non-US-ASCII top level domain names. I wonder how broken web browser's security measures are about to become.PermalinkCommentsidn dns domain internet uri icann news tld

Does a top level domain make a nation? (New Scientist Technology Blog)

2007 Sep 20, 12:20Article on the fall, division, and name changes of countries affecting top level domain names and vice versa.PermalinkCommentsdns internet domain icann blog article politics

ha.ckers.org web application security lab - Archive - Stanford's DNS Rebinding Paper

2007 Aug 15, 3:20Listened to RSnake talk about this in person at one point. Pretty interesting without his scenario video with niave female Internet user narration.PermalinkCommentsajax rsnake via:swannman reference dns security javascript dns-rebinding

Gecko:Effective TLD Service - MozillaWiki

2007 May 22, 7:53Thoughts on determining the effective TLD of a hostname from Mozillaland.PermalinkCommentsmozilla security tld domain uri url api browser firefox dns
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