Gobind: MCMC taking action to resolve '.my' domains glitch


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 16 Jun 2018

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Mynic Bhd are taking action to resolve the ".my" domain name issue, said Gobind Singh Deo (pic).

"I was informed about the matter in the morning. Action is being taken by MYNIC and MCMC to overcome the problem. I hope it will be resolved soon. More information when I receive a full report later," the Communications and Multimedia Minister said in a tweet on Saturday (June 16).

All Malaysian websites whose addresses end with the ".my" domain, including The Star Online, have been experiencing difficulties after the domain registrar was hit by a technical glitch.

Mynic Berhad, the sole agent responsible for the domain, confirmed it was suffering a technical issue.

"We are working hard to resolve this issue as soon as possible. More details will be issued from time to time," it said on Twitter on Saturday.

Lowyat.net had earlier reported that the Domain Name System (DNS) servers responsible for ".my" domain names seems to have gone offline.

Mynic comes under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and is regulated by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

In the past few years, it has been hit by similar issues, with its own servers being compromised. This allowed hackers to redirect all website access to fake sites.

The most widespread attack was in 2012, affecting the Malaysian websites of multinationals such as Dell, Microsoft, MSN, Skype, Bing, Kaspersky, YouTube, and Google. This was followed by another attack in 2013, this time affecting the Google Malaysia website only.

In 2015, Mynic's servers were again compromised, this time affecting the Google Malaysia and Yahoo Malaysia websites.

In all these cases, MCMC said it would investigate the breaches.

 

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