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DNS over IPv6 Research 2020-11 for Fortune 500 Companies
129 Fortune 500 companies didn't have working DNS over IPv6.
DNSSEC Report 2020-10 for Top 100 Banking Institutions
Only 4.7% of the domains owned by the largest banks were DNSSEC signed.
TLD Delegation and Nameserver Failures (2020-09)
An analysis of 1508 top-level domain names found many interesting and even critical problems in at least 20 TLDs, including DNSSEC failures.
DNS Nameserver Counts for Top Million Websites (2020-08)
The most popular NS nameserver domain name was cloudflare.com.
DNS Mistakes (Part 2): Lots of Typos
More mistakes often caused by typos, copy-and-paste issues, or misunderstandings for what is allowed in DNS.
DNS Mistakes (Part 1): Missing or Added Trailing Dots
Technical mistakes caused with a missing trailing dot in zone files and for a trailing period appended when not meant to.
- Potential Email Compromise via Dangling DNS MX
While the Dangling MX concept is already known, our paper also describes a novel vulnerability and research approach where the Dangling MX or other DNS target is an existing registered domain, but available for purchase or unknown third-party use.
- IPv6 Report 2020-06 for US Government and Military Domains
651 (50%) US government domains had at least one IPv6 problem and 19% completely failed for IPv6.
DNS Lame Delegations Report 2019-11
Various examples of invalid or broken nameservers as listed in NS records.
DNS over IPv6 Report 2019-10 for Fortune 500 (US) Companies
56% of the Fortune 500 companies have a domain that doesn't work via IPv6.
- DNSSEC Report 2019-09 for Top 100 Banking Institutions
Only 18 out of the largest 100 banking institutions had signed domains. And only 68 domains out of 1518 domains (4.4%) were DNSSEC signed.
Query Times Report 2019-08 for Top 100 Banking Institutions
The three fastest banks in this study were: Lloyds Banking Group PLC, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and Bank of New York Mellon Corp.