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July, 2010

  • 23 July

    Hosting Company Shuts Down Blogging Service


    The incident apparently began with the FBI monitoring certain web blogs for terrorist activity. Al-Qaeda is known to operate and spread their communication through the Internet, but the odd part about this shut down is that it was a community web service with many users. The blogging service, Blogetery, reportedly …

  • 6 July

    Is North Korea taking steps to connect to the Internet?

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    For decades, North Korea’s IANA-assigned block of IP addresses has sat untouched. But according to CIO.com, a company with connections to the Pyongyang regime has registered 1,024 of the IP addresses. Experts are unsure of what exactly North Korea intends to do with the addresses, but they could very well …

June, 2010

  • 21 June

    Hungarian police seize 50 servers in piracy raid


    Budapest police conducted a raid late last week targeting torrent sites. Visiting several hotels and a technical college, it seized 50 servers containing 500 TB of data. According to police, some of the data was used to aid in the illegal distribution of copyrighted material. Many of Hungary’s BitTorrent sites …

  • 14 June

    What to do when your server goes down

    First of all: do not panic. What may appear to be an outage, may actually be an issue with your network connection or Internet congestion. Once you have eliminated the usual suspects, there are a few steps you can take to resolve the issue quickly and get your dedicated server …

April, 2010

  • 23 April

    Protecting Your Whois Information

    If you run a company and have your domain registered under the name of that company, having your Whois information public might actually do your business some good. If something ever goes wrong with your website, Internet-savvy customers will still know how to contact you. But if you are an …

  • 21 April

    Setting Time to Live for your DNS records

    Time to Live or TTL refers to when the nameserver checks with the authoritative nameserver to get the latest record. I caches that record for however long the TTL specifies before checking again. The lower the number, the sooner records will be updated. Many nameservers are set to a default …

March, 2010

  • 15 March

    First dotcom domain celebrates 25th anniversary

    Although it was 1985 with Symbolics computers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA registered the very first .com domain name, it would take nearly 12 years for Web as we know it to really explode with doctoms. “This birthday is really significant because what we are celebrating here is the internet and …

  • 12 March

    Verisign to spend $300 million on tech upgrades

    One of the most well-known Internet companies, Verisign is planning a major upgrade. After the upgrades, Verisign’s hardware will be capable of handling 4 quadrillion requests per day from computers trying to access .com and .net top-level domains (TLD) for which Verisign is responsible. According to ken Silva, the Internet …

August, 2009

  • 27 August

    Yahoo to Buy Arab Portal, Maktoob.com

    In an effort to reach a wider audience in Arabic-speaking countries, Yahoo announced that they intend to acquire Maktoob.com (the domain and the website), which is one of the largest Arabic online portals. Interestingly enough, it also has English support, which it automatically detected when I visited the site. Undoubtedly …

July, 2009

  • 30 July

    The Internet is big, really big

    According to new Internet data, there are now more websites than people in the world — over 1 trillion. With such large numbers, there are 150 domains per person, and it would take 31,000 to read all of them, even if you spent only one minute on each and never …