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December, 2009

  • 21 December

    Wind turbine powers Illinois data center

    Data centers suck a lot of juice, but in the case of one facility, the operator found a way to meet its power needs through wind. Starting in October, a small Illinois ISP began using a 40-meter (131 feet) wind turbine to power its servers and other electrical equipment. During …

November, 2009

  • 4 November

    Judge rules WHOIS privacy constitutes “material falsification”

    Recently there has been heated debate about whether or not WHOIS privacy protection, an inexpensive service that lets domain registrants hide their contact information from the public, should be allowed. In the recent case U.S. v Kilbride, an American judge ruled that using privacy protection constitutes “material falsification.” The defendant …

October, 2009

  • 27 October

    Utah uses IP addresses to improve website users' experience

    Lately all the talk about IP addresses around here has dealt with IPv4 depletion. As the number of addresses available shrinks daily, the State of Utah is putting the IP system to good use. Using a technology known as GeoIP, the state is able to customize its website based on …

  • 20 October

    American ISPs stock up on IPv6 addresses

    Facing an imminent shortage of IPv4 addresses, American ISPs are beginning to request more and more IPv6 addresses. So far this year, the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) has received some 300 requests for IPv6 address blocks– greater than the number of requests made in 2007 and 2008 combined. …

August, 2009

  • 28 August

    Cybersquatter ordered to pay $33 million to Verizon

    Cybersquatting isn’t cheap these days. This week, a federal court upheld a $33 million (£20.3 million) ruling against OnlineNIC, a wholesale domain company, for cybersquatting the Verizon.com domain and trademarks. OnlineNIC reportedly used an automated system to register some 663 names confusingly similar to Verizon.com, such as iphoneverizonplans.com, accountverizonwireless.com, and …

  • 24 August

    DropShippers.com sells for $1.5 million

    DropShippers.com just sold in a private sale for $1.5 million, or £909,312. It was bought by Pennsylvania resident Tom Hashem from domainer Richard Gabriel. The sale is the fifth-largest to take place so far this year. Drop shipping is a technique used by retailers to save money in which orders …

  • 10 August

    More domain theft arrests could be on the way

    Daniel Goncalves became the first domain hijacker to be arrested when New Jersey authorities pressed criminal charges against him for stealing P2P.com a few weeks ago Though no court date has yet to be set, industry experts and cyber crime specialists are watching the case very closely. While the spectators …

  • 10 August

    Data breach occurs at registrar

    Despite all the security measures online payment systems provide, the reality is Internet shoppers are never 100% safe. Last week one of the largest domain registrars in the United States reported a security breach that affects some 573,928 customers. The incident involved a piece of malicious code running on servers …

  • 6 August

    L.L. Bean builds green data center

    L.L. Bean may be famous for its outdoor products, but now it’s also known for bringing the outdoors into computing. The New England clothing retailer recently finished work on an 18,000-square-foot facility that is a step up from the drab design of most server rooms. Located in Freeport, Maine, the …

  • 6 August

    More updates on call for U.S.-ICANN relationship

    In a letter sent out on August 4, two Democratic congressmen called for a permanent relationship between the United States government and ICANN. Since the event made news yesterday, more details about the situation have emerged. The letter published by the congressmen calls for the following to occur at ICANN: …