HTTP Over QUIC to be Stardized as HTTP/3

 The new protocol is supported by Cloudflare and Verizon Digital Media Services, testing is conducted by Apple, Pandora and Facebook
12 November 2018   422

The author of the cURL utility Daniel Stenberg told about the approval of the decision to promote the HTTP-over-QUIC protocol as the future standard HTTP / 3. This is done by the Internet Engineering Council (IETF).

It has been developing Google since 2013 as an alternative to TCP + TLS. The main advantage is to reduce delays in packet loss and reduce installation time and reconciliation of connections. Technically, QUIC is a superstructure over UDP. QUIC supports multiplexing of multiple connections, as well as encryption methods similar to TLS / SSL.

The protocol is already used in the company, embedded in its client-server infrastructure and is part of Chrome. It is also planned to be included in Firefox.

 The new protocol is supported by Cloudflare and Verizon Digital Media Services, testing is conducted by Apple, Pandora and Facebook. Also, more and more sites are moving to a new standard. However, while the technology remains experimental, and the timing of its release in the release is not specified.

In June 2018, Google talked about using the QUIC protocol to balance network loads when transmitting data using HTTPS.

Google to Announce .dev Top-Level Domain

Application acception for a new domain will begin in January 2019
13 November 2018   393

At the summit of developers Chrome Dev Google representatives briefly announced the imminent opening of the registration of names for the top-level domain .dev. Application acception will begin in January 2019.

From January 16 to February 19, 2019, brand and trademark owners will have the opportunity to register a domain name with their trademark. From February 19 to 28 there will be an early access stage with a higher price. And from February 28, access will be open to anyone.

As noted, the .dev domain, like the previously opened .app, will receive support for the HTTPS protocol by default. A more detailed description of the domain zone is available on the official website.

In May 2018, Google announced the public registration in the domain zone .app - in the first top-level domain, which allows only secure connections. And in October 2018, early registration began in the .page zone. Unlike .app and .dev, which are designed for developers, the .page zone is focused on personal pages, business and thematic sites. The domain also supports only secure channels.