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DNS problems threaten 80,000 domains

DNS problems threaten 80,000 domains

About 75 percent of domain name system (DNS) servers in Australia and NewZealand are vulnerable to Denial-of-Service attacks, and 55 percent may becompromised at the root level. The figures represent a considerable risk tomany Web sites, according to Sydney-based security consultancy DeMorgan.

June 8, 2000 by in New Zealand

Australian retail giant picks up wilting Peapod

Australian retail giant picks up wilting Peapod

SYDNEY -- Australian retail giant Coles Myer announced it has acquired the rights to the source code of the Peapod home shopping software. A letter of intent, signed Thursday, will give Coles Myer the rights in perpetuity to operate the software exclusively in Australia and New Zealand.

May 10, 2000 by in New Zealand

80,000 domains at risk: DNS problems plague Australia

80,000 domains at risk: DNS problems plague Australia

About 75 percent of Domain Name System (DNS) servers in Australia and New Zealand are vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks and 55 percent may be compromised at the root level. The figures represent a considerable risk to many Web sites, according to Sydney-based security consultancy DeMorgan.

June 8, 2000 by in New Zealand

First reports on 21st century: OK on Y2K -- so far

First reports on 21st century: OK on Y2K -- so far

The 21st century arrived on Planet Earth earlier today and early reports are that the Y2K computer bug has not created anyserious disruptions - at least, not just yet. "The power is on, the phones work, my ISP is still functioning, and my police scanner indicates no problems downtown.

December 30, 1999 by in New Zealand

Quokka settles America's Cup dispute

Quokka settles America's Cup dispute

Opponents in what was expected to be the first legal test of the newly-enacted Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act have opted not to try the case in court and have settled their dispute. Domain holders Justin Nicholas and Aaron Brett of New Zealand have agreed to transfer the AmericasCup.

December 29, 1999 by in New Zealand

Japan Y2K status report: Thumbs up

Japan Y2K status report: Thumbs up

Japan said the millennium bug had so far not affectedelectricity, telecommunications, water distributionor aviation. The upbeat status report echoes similar early dispatches from Australia and New Zealand, which rung in the new year earlier in the day.

December 30, 1999 by in New Zealand