Astutium’s management team joined more than 4,000 delegates and 100 exhibitors at the 9th Global World Hosting Days (WHD) in Rust, Germany.
WHD is an opportunity for internet hosting organisations to come together to explore innovative solutions and to discuss issues concerning internet hosting.
There were many and diverse seminars, offering such things as: ideas on secure storage. These could be either distributed, cloud based or local Storage Area Network (SAN) based. Plus many discussions on data centre vs Cloud services these ideas ensure that Astutium offer their customers the best solutions to their specific requirements.
One of the major issues facing the industry – IPV4 and IPV6 – was high on the agenda. Shelagh Shaw (Business Manager, Astutium) said, “The industry will grind to a halt due to the lack of availability of IP addresses”. She continued: “Europe has already run out of IPV4 addresses and parts of the industry are not taking the problem seriously. Our network has been fully IPv4 and IPv6 capable (dual-stacked)”
The forthcoming release of the new gTLDs was also a hot topic. Shelagh said, “Our industry has to be prepared for the challenges of new domains such as: .horse, .book, .travelinsurance and many others that do not use the roman alphabet and may be problematical”. The first release of the new gTLDs is expected to be June 2013 and there are many arguments as to what will be available and to whom.
There were many domain registry organisations at WHD and Astutium, as an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar, was able to build further one-on-one relationships direct with them. As a result, Astutium are able to offer the widest range of country specific and global domains of any registrar.
Shelagh summed the event up: “We were able to investigate world-class solutions to apply to Astutium and to know where the challenges in the future will be coming from, to allow us to offer the very best services to our customers.”
World Hosting Days was hosted at Europa-Park, Rust, Germany from 18 to 22 March 2013