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Men & Mice DNS Conference Roadshow 2018

Posted by Paula Gould on 5/28/18 12:22 PM


Earlier this month we flew to Berlin to host an event at the residence of the Iceland Ambassador to Germany for customers, partners and interested DNS infrastructure managers. The event featured opening remarks from Ambassador Martin Eyjólfsson as well as talks from Magnus Björnsson, CEO of Men & Mice, Carsten Strotmann, who is a renowned DNS expert and also part of Men & Mice professional services; Sigfús Magnússon, VP of Product Management, Heimir Gunnlaugsson, CEO of Microsoft Iceland and Marc Eggenberger, experienced IT infrastructure consultant, iET SA | ITS - Central IT.  Closing remarks were delivered by Svana Helen Björnsdóttir, Chairman of Men & Mice. 


As we expand the Men & Mice DNS, DCHP and IPAM solutions to cater to Network Managers expanding their DNS and IPAM to cloud and virtual environments, we’re increasing our focus on in-person events. Our event in Berlin was the first in our series of activities to meet our customers where they do business.  While your networks become more virtual and automated, we're making sure your engagement with our Men & Mice services team is personable.

Last week we spoke at Latitude59 in Tallinn, Estonia.

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This week we are onsite at Managed Services & Hosting Summit in Amsterdam  and will deliver a keynote at Startup Iceland on 31 May, an event for which we are also a proud sponsor. 

We'll kickoff our June activities by exhibiting at Cisco Live in Orlando, Florida from 10-14 June. We'll visit Microsoft Inspire in July and exhibit at VMWorld in August before heading to Microsoft Ignite as exhibitors in September. Hope to see you soon! 

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Topics: Men & Mice, DNS, CLOUD, DNS events

Thinking of doing DNS better?

Posted by Men & Mice on 3/20/18 10:27 AM

I train, therefore I am

Or that’s what Descartes may have said if he’d been thinking his thoughts in 2018.

Mind you, this blog is not about thinking and it’s not about physical training either, like running or wife carrying or stuff like that. It’s more about training as in training for the mind. Learning useful things. Like how to configure BIND, debug DNS, figure out TSIGs or what DNSSEC can do for your network. Basically, the kind of training that helps you build a leaner, stronger, fitter network, and create the system resilience needed to deliver those constantly surging numbers of packets to their right destination, faster and more securely.

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Getting DNS skills in sync

Since 1999, Men & Mice has been known for running effective and efficient DNS & BIND training courses worldwide. Previous offerings included open, public courses in a number of locations, as well as private on-site training on request.

Beginning in 2018, we are putting a little extra effort and logging a few more air-miles, making it much easier for you to attend, wherever you are.  We’re extending our public offerings into new destinations, with upcoming courses scheduled in California, New York, Switzerland, England and Israel, with additional courses to be added as the year progresses. See the schedule at

To get the hang of running a better network, sign up for the 3-day DNS & BIND Fundamentals, or take our most popular course and spend 5 days sinking your teeth deeper into the subject matter in DNS & BIND Week. A range of on-site training options is also on offer.

Reach out to Men & Mice Training to register for a course, ask questions, log comments, or to recommend additional locations for future public offerings.

In the meantime, check out the dates and feast your eyes on the list of topics covered by our hands-on courses, taught by DNS experts.

Happy training!

Topics: Men & Mice, DNS, BIND, DNS training

Men & Mice DDI Beehive at Cisco Live!

Posted by Men & Mice on 2/24/16 12:20 PM

The Men & Mice booth at Cisco Live! in Berlin last week caused quite a stir. Striking visual graphics, great company, fabulous give-aways (trip to Iceland, anyone?) and a steady stream of visitors eager to make use of our live demo environment, turned the booth into a proverbial beehive of activity for the three days of the show. 


 The lucky winners of the three trips to Iceland are;

Mohamed Abdallah from Connect – PS,  Alexandra Perovic from SAGA D.O.O and Mike van der Vijver from Mind Meetings.


 Mr. Petur Petursson from Men & Mice handing over the ticket for a trip to Iceland to Mr. Abdallah

Congratulations on your win! Unusual, unexpected, unsurpassed: Iceland defeats expectations every time. Be sure to stop by during your visit!

Carsten Strotman’s talk on the new KEA DHCP server at the WoS Theater stage was a great success. For those who want to have a taste of the KEA DHCP server, Carsten will host an online webinar " KEA DHCP - the new open source DHCP server from ISC" on March 22nd, you can sign up here.

A great THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by to make the Men & Mice booth truly alive at Cisco Live! We thoroughly enjoyed all the great company.

If you didn’t get a chance to stop and chat in Berlin, we’ll be at the CloudExpo in New York  from June 7th to 9th.  If you’d like to meet us before then, just send us a line at and we’ll be sure to come your way in a virtual jiffy!

The Men & Mice Team

Drawing inspiration from our geographic location midway between the USA and Europe, the Men & Mice Team possesses a unique perspective on the challenges of DNS, DHCP and IP address management faced by medium to large global enterprises today. Our dedication to pioneering simple solutions to complex problems is best observed in our flagship DDI product, the Men & Mice Suite.

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Men & Mice 2015 Holiday Greeting

Posted by Men & Mice on 12/23/15 5:27 AM


As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped us shape our business. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the years to come.

We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace and Prosperity.

The Men & Mice staff

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Winners of a Trip to Iceland contest announced

Posted by Men & Mice on 5/6/15 11:37 AM

Congratulations to Asheed Vasudevan from Greenway Health, and Aaron Koenig from Kohler Co. the lucky winners in Men & Mice's "Win a Trip to Iceland" contest at #Ignite2015!



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Men & Mice at Microsoft Ignite 2015

Posted by Men & Mice on 5/5/15 5:46 AM

Men & Mice is at Microsoft Ignite 2015 and can be found at booth #371, where our intrepid team of black-clad gentlemen is busy giving away free trips to Iceland.

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Men & Mice 2014 Holiday Greeting

Posted by Men & Mice on 12/23/14 9:23 AM
Men & Mice Christmas greeting 2014

Men & Mice thanks you for your business this year. It has been a pleasure helping you reach your goals, and we look forward to contributing to your success in 2015. We wish you a prosperous and happy new year! 

Men & Mice staff

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Men & Mice Holiday Greeting

Posted by Men & Mice on 12/23/13 9:35 AM

Christmas Greeting 2013

It is in this spirit we say,
simply but sincerely…
Thank you for your business

We wish you a happy holiday season,
and a new year of health,
happiness and prosperity.

Men & Mice staff

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Intelligent minds - need to pick our brains?

Posted by Men & Mice on 11/25/13 8:39 AM

Did you know that Men & Mice are serious about your success and eager to share our knowledge with you?

Headquartered in Iceland with locations scattered around the world, Men & Mice is proud to have offices full of extremely intelligent minds that are eager to share their knowledge. The education takes place on our website, at our webinars & trainings, and through various social media channels like Twitter.

We gather interesting industry related knowledge that we read about, and impressive software and online tools that we discover, and then share that information during webinars, on our blog and thru social media. You'll learn what is new, what dangers you should be aware of and, how you can simplify your daily network management tasks.

At Men & Mice the aim is to offer state of the art software and hardware, great service, and last but not least, industry leading education. At the upcoming "DNS fragmentation attacks - the dangers of not validating DNSSEC" webinar in December, the focus will be on why these attacks work, why DNS caching servers that do not do DNSSEC validation are especially vulnerable, why DNSSEC signed zones can be used to launch these attacks, and how IPv6 and/or DNSSEC validation can stop these attacks.

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Topics: Men & Mice, DNSSEC

Got your plane ticket, the Iceland Airwaves Festival Pass and ready to make heaps of new friends?

Posted by Dagmar Hilmarsdottir on 10/16/12 12:28 PM

describe the imageWhy not visit Men & Mice, have a beer or two and get to know the fun side of us before seeing some of the world’s most exciting artists performing. We're going be attending Iceland Airwaves 2012!

If you aren’t one of the lucky ones that were able to purchase the festival pass before they sold out, don’t be discouraged.  You can visit 450 off-venue shows located throughout Reykjavik, for free. 

For those that haven’t heard about the premium annual showcases for new music – both Icelandic and otherwise, can read all about it here.

For those that are coming to our little Rockland, don’t be shy, drop us an e-mail and let us know when you want to visit us at the Men & Mice headquarters, we'll of course play Of Monsters and Men!



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