You may have heard a lot about net neutrality in the news. You might be concerned about how the repeal could potentially affect your website, your business, and even your community. It’s important to know the facts so you can act on an issue that could directly impact your internet experience and your bottom line.
Late Friday night, several people living in Dallas got a rude awakening. All 156 of their tornado sirens went off at once. The sirens themselves aren’t a strange thing for people in Texas to hear — they’re no strangers to storms that frequently spawn tornadoes and other harsh weather. This time, the sirens stayed on… Continue reading Hackers of Dallas Emergency Sirens Prove Fashion Isn’t the Only ’90s Comeback
Last October, Congress approved legislation aimed at protecting consumer privacy from internet providers. Set to go into effect later in 2017, these new internet privacy rules have been nullified before they had begun. The question many American consumers are left asking is: will my personal browsing information be sold to the highest bidder? Behavioral targeting… Continue reading Internet Privacy Protections Purged by Congress
Sally Yates is the infamous former Acting U.S. Attorney General who was fired by President Donald Trump. Yates labeled Trump’s recent travel ban Executive Order as indefensible and unconstitutional. Well, an anonymous Canadian has chimed in. At least according to a domain name registered on Jan. 27th. Brief Background on Trump’s Order, Referred to as a “Muslim Ban”… Continue reading Sally Yates Honored by Anonymous Domain Registration
The air-raid sirens were warning of approaching danger for months, leading up to the ICANN changes on October 1st. That was the date when the U.S. Department of Commerce agreed it would relinquish ICANN oversight it had exercised for the last decades. If you believed the hype, this shift was a totally new thing and the… Continue reading Understanding The Background Of ICANN
Pop quiz: if you get married and change the last name affiliated with your domain registration, will that trigger the new ICANN Transfer Policy? If you have no idea, you are in the majority. If you do not understand how changing your last name constitutes a domain transfer, remember that nothing bureaucratic involves logic. It is… Continue reading Domain Transfer Changes Affect You: ‘Thanks, ICANN’
The day-to-day existence of the Internet faces a new kind of threat. Anyone attempting to use popular services like Twitter, Reddit, Amazon, AirBnB, Github, or Spotify on October 21st has now heard the term “DDoS attack”. A massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack (NYT story) from an unknown source targeted just one major DNS provider. However, it took… Continue reading Why Massive DDoS Attacks Show Independent Hosting Wins