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Microsoft's takedown of No-IP pushes innocents into the crossfire

Steve Ragan | July 2, 2014
Four million domains have been shutdown, despite the fact that Microsoft only wants 18,472 of them.

Furthermore, No-IP maintains that Microsoft made no effort to contact them prior to Monday's takeover, denying the company a chance to resolve the issue without causing downtime or performance impacts. Another problem is that while 18,472 domains were flagged by Microsoft, No-IP says that only 2,000 of them were active on Monday morning.

The company's statement goes on to say that while their abuse team works to keep the No-IP system free of spam and other malicious activity, they are aware that their DNS offerings can be abused, despite daily network scans and sophisticated filtering.

"But this heavy-handed action by Microsoft benefits no one," the statement from No-IP concluded.

Salted Hash has reached out to No-IP for additional comments and information.

Citing ongoing legal action against Vitalwerks (the company that operates No-IP), Microsoft wasn't able to comment on the allegations made by No-IP.


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