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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 […]

TWIH: Infected computers and racy domains

This week’s stories range from the taking down of one of the largest botnet infections in history to the coming auction and interesting history of one of the web’s premier domain names.

Sex.com domain name to be auctioned

The domain sex.com will be put up for an auction with a minimum bid of $1 million (which is also a reserve price). It was acquired by Escom LLC four years ago for $14 million. The company has been in default on its loan for at least 12 months according to a Reuters report. The […]

TWIH: Debut of CloudLinux OS; GoDaddy Super Bowl ads sneak peak

News stories from the web hosting industry ranged this week from technical to just plain fun; here are two of the most eye-catching pieces seen and heard over the past seven days.

.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.

Time to live? Instantaneous!

The problem with the current Domain Name System and TTL (Time to Live) became glaringly apparent recently when the entire country of Sweden utterly disappeared off the Internet grid. A tiny typo found in a server script was the culprit and, while seemingly insignificant, it had a dramatic impact on all “.se” web sites felt […]

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.

ICANN approves internationalized domain names

Domain names with non-Latin characters from start to finish will be available soon. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved the new Internationalized Domain Name Fast Track Process. Generic top-level domains will eventually be expanded to include almost any word. The Fast Track Process will begin on November 16.

NBA’s Bosh wins domain battle

Chris Bosh, a National Basketball Association player, has won a custody of nearly 800 domain names. This is due to the Federal Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. The domain names was registered by Hoopology.com, a company that uses the names of athletes and entertainers to generate income.

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