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Chillers and fuel cells: the greening of the hosting industry continues
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Alexander Schwertner of Epag on CC TLDs

Alexander Schwertner of Epag Domain Services, presented a hosting session and touched on the subject of best practices for .CC top level domains. The .CC domain space is experiencing the most growth in Russia, Poland, and France (Russia being responsible for nearly 40 percent of this growth). According to Mr. Schwertner, these domains present an […]

Yahoo’s web hosting division goes unsold

Reuters news agency reports that search engine company Yahoo! has pulled the plug on the sale of its Small Business division that offers domain registration and web hosting services. The report points at high asking price as the reason for company’s decision. In the meantime, Yahoo! has reached an agreement to sell its HotJobs website […]

Hosting sector sees criminal intrigue

An American cyber-crime drama focused on the hosting industry has been unfolding this month with reports surfacing that the criminal parties have been arrested, bringing to a close a technological intrigue spanning two countries and a normally quiet sector of the technology industry.

.CN domain registrations suspended

China’s Internet Affairs organization CNNIC has suspended overseas registrars from registering a .cn domain name. The decision was based on often usage of such domains in pornography and illegal activities. Many networks outside China started to prevent emails from going to its destinations if they contain a link to a .cn domain.

ICANN terminates three domain registrars

In a move to keep internet free of companies who neglect responsibilities, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has cut off Hosting365, OOO, and R.B. Data Net LTD for failing to pay their accreditation fees. Hosting365 owes ICANN $28,089.20, OOO owes $7,914.56 while R.B. Data Net has to cover $34,952.84 in outstanding debt.

Lime Labs launches LimeDomains

Lime Labs has announced a new domain registration and hosting service called LimeDomains. The service enables each account with access to many open source programs. Basic plan starts at $4.99/month.

This week in hosting

Like any niche, the hosting sector generates more and more interesting news during some weeks than others and this has been one of those weeks. Here is a recap of the most attention-grabbing stories, from a legal battle over an internet meme to the most unique use of Twitter yet seen in the industry.

.TEL restrictions loosened

The registration of .TEL domains has been loosened by UK-based registry operator Telnic Limited. Consumers can now buy a .TEL domain without auctions or waiting lists. The domain extension was launched on December 3 of last year, with trademark owners being given the opportunity to register domains for $399 each. The widely accessible registration of […]

.PRO domains – five times as popular

The number of registrations of a .PRO domain extension has increased more than five times during the past couple of months when the eligibility restrictions became more flexible. Designed for professionals, the process of acquiring such a domain required lengthy examination of credentials before ICANN approved RegistryPro’s wishes to expand the domain’s availability.

.tel domains open only to trademark owners until 3rd of February

Various domain name registrars have been actively trying to encourage trademark owners to apply for their own .tel domains before the landrush date which is February 3 at 3:00 p.m. GMT. The sunrise period began on December 3 when trademark owners were allowed to register for a non-refundable fee that costs $399.

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