Business

Cybersecurity for Small Business

Business, Cyber Security
The Internet allows businesses of all sizes and from any location to reach new and larger markets and provides opportunities to work more efficiently by using computer-based tools. Whether a business is thinking of adopting cloud computing or just using email and maintaining a website, cybersecurity should be a part of the plan. Theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft. Every business that uses the Internet is responsible for creating a culture of security that will enhance business and consumer confidence. In October 2012, the FCC re-launched the Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0, an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans. The FCC also released an updated one-page Cybersecurity Tip Sheet. The qui...

Spamhaus DDoS grows to Internet-threatening size

Business, Cyber Security
Last week, anti-spam organization Spamhaus became the victim of a large denial of service attack, intended to knock it offline and put an end to its spam-blocking service. By using the services of CloudFlare, a company that provides protection and acceleration of any website, Spamhaus was able to weather the stormand stay online with a minimum of service disruptions. Since then, the attacks have grown to more than 300 Gb/s of flood traffic: a scale that's threatening to clog up the Internet's core infrastructure and make access to the rest of the Internet slow or impossible. It now seems that the attack is being orchestrated by a Dutch hosting company called CyberBunker. CyberBunker specializes in "anything goes" hosting, using servers in a former nuclear bunker (hence the name). As ...

CentralNic the registry partner of DotConnectAfrica Powers First New Top-Level Domains Announced by ICANN

Business, Domains
According to a press release today by CentraNic which is One of the world's pioneering domain registries, CentralNic provides registry services and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and its own portfolio of 29 global domain extensions, Two Arabic-language Top-Level Domains ("TLDs") applied for by The Ooredoo Group have been approved today by domain name regulator ICANN. "The Ooredoo Group is a visionary company and a leader in innovation not only in the Arabic-speaking world, but globally," Mr. Crawford said. "We are delighted to congratulate them on taking a leadership position in the next developmental stage of the internet." Adding the names .QatarTelecom and .Mozaic in Arabic script into the domain name system as substitutes for TLDs such as "dot com" and "dot net" repre...

Hurricane domain names being registered and sold online ahead of anticipated 2013 storm season

Business
list of 2013 storm monikers is a hot topic online even though it’s only March. Internet speculators are registering domain names for future hurricanes, anticipating heavy traffic and potential profits if one makes history like Sandy. The domain, HurricaneAndrea.com is already taken. In fact, multiple domain names have been registered for each 2013 storm, from Andrea through Wendy. “It’s like buying a lottery ticket,” said Andrew Allemann, editor at DomainNameWire.com. “You make a guess and if it turns out that Hurricane Andrea is one of the big storms of the year, people will go to that domain. We can call it distasteful, but it’s not illegal to buy a domain name of a disaster and try to sell it. It’s just kind of sad.” source
DotConnectAfrica Congratulates the new President of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta

DotConnectAfrica Congratulates the new President of Kenya, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta

Business
(Press Release) - Mar. 14, 2013 - UPPER HILL, Nairobi, Kenya -- DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust), and its affiliate DCA Registry Services (Kenya) Ltd. is pleased to extend a very warm congratulations to the president-elect of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and His Deputy, H.E. Mr. William Ruto. The Kenyatta name is deeply rooted in the history of the independence struggle of Kenya as a sovereign nation. DCA Registry Services (Kenya) Ltd have observed that the recent successful elections were generally acknowledged to be free and fair, and conducted in a peaceful manner, and the results of the recent national elections will pave the way forward for Kenya towards a new era of peace, national reconciliation, political stability and economic development. Adapted ...