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ICANN Changes Domain Validation Rules

ICANN Changes Domain Validation Rules

ICANN (the governing body for top level domain names) have introduced changes to your domain registration agreement. This change will affect all domain name owners because the domain name contact details supplied will now require validation. This change will begin on 1st January 2014 when ICANN will enforce a new process of validating domain name contact details. Domain names with invalid...

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Yahoo Mail Users Unable to Access their Mail for Three Days

Yahoo Mail Users Unable to Access their Mail for Three Days

A large number of Yahoo Mail users lost access to their cloud based email on Monday night. Two days later, the outage was still reported as ongoing. Customers were growing extremely annoyed with the extended downtime to their email. Yahoo has since acknowledged the issue via Twitter, and now Senior Vice President of communications products Jeff Bonforte has issued an apology at Yahoo’s official...

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Google Apps Two-Step Verification

Google Apps Two-Step Verification

Has anyone you know ever lost control of an email account and inadvertently sent spam—or worse—to their friends and family? There are plenty of examples (like the classic “Mugged in London” scam) that demonstrate why it’s important to take steps to help secure your activities online. There have even been cases where hackers have stolen domain names by accessing a person’s email account. Find out how more about Google’s increased security offerings and how to implement them for your Gmail or Google Apps for Domains account today.

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Surveillance reform requested by top tech firms

Leading global technology firms have called for “wide-scale changes” to US government surveillance. Eight of the largest internet firms, Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Yahoo, have formed an alliance called Reform Government Surveillance group. The group has written a letter to the US President and Congress arguing that current surveillance practice...

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ICANN Expands Top-Level Domains

ICANN Expands Top-Level Domains

ICANN’s New gTLD Program will result in the expansion of available Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), such as .COM, .NET or .ORG, from 22 to possibly 1,400 new names or “strings”. Some of these include  the extensions london, photography and directory. On 23 October 2013, first new gTLDs from ICANN’s New gTLD Program were delegated. This means they were into the Internet’s Root Zone, the...

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NatWest Bank’s Online Services hit by Cyber Attack

NatWest Bank’s Online Services hit by Cyber Attack

Natwest customers have been left struggling to access online banking on Friday. This was due to a deliberate attempt to disrupt services via a DDOS (distributed denial of service attack). This attack increases the amount of web traffic that is sent to a web server inundating it with page requests. The results of this are that genuine customers are unable to load the site or find pages failing to...

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