Month: October 2010

Domain Squatting: How to Reclaim Your Name

7 Of The Rarest TLDs Around

The most common TLDs are .com, .net and .org. Other well-known TLDs include .us, .ly and .to. But some TLDs are so rare, you would never be able to register one if you tried. Let’s run through some of the most interesting. 1. .AERO The .AERO TLD is dedicated solely to the aviation industry. If […]

Read Article
Domain name license agreement

The Future of .ly Domain Names

In 2010, sex columnist and blogger Violet Blue registered the domain vb.ly to use as a one-page link-shortening service. She didn’t anticipate too many problems. She was already well-experienced in hosting adult content legally. But NIC.ly, the domain registrar for the Libyan TLD .ly, revoked the domain with no warning. It said the URL violated […]

Read Article

Cryptome: Hacked, Defaced and Deleted

Cryptome, a site dedicated to whistle-blowing and leaking sensitive documents on the Web, was hacked this week. Its front page was defaced (there’s a NSFW image here) and, according to the site’s administrators, some 7GB of data was deleted from the server, including all of the leaked files. According to reports, at least two different […]

Read Article

5 Ways To Keep Your Host Friendly

I’ve talked before about how a host/client relationship is a partnership. As customers, we spend a lot of time dreaming up ways our hosts could treat us better (faster, more reliable hosting with good service and fair pricing), but have you ever spared a second to consider what your host thinks of you, the customer? […]

Read Article
Domain Squatting: How to Reclaim Your Name

ICM Announces New XXX TLD

A new .xxx top level domain (TLD) is on its way, according to ICM Registry. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved the new TLD, and ICM says it’ll sell .xxx domains sometime in early 2011. If all goes to plan, this could open up the door for a gold rush […]

Read Article

How To Keep Your Emails Private

Anti-piracy advocates tend to attract a lot of ire from a very tech-savvy audience. A group of users at the famous forum site 4Chan has been targeting various pro-copyright groups with denial of service attacks. Typically, denial of service attacks are annoying but little more. They work by overloading a server or firewall with too […]

Read Article

Will Digg’s Downfall Change Hosting?

Digg, while still a popular site, seems to have “dugg” itself quite a hole. Not only is site traffic down some 34% after a controversial redesign of the site, but content creators who get their work promoted to the coveted front page are seeing only 60-70 percent of the traffic they used to get. There […]

Read Article