Rob Golding

Rob Golding Internet Entrepreneur Member of multipe ICANN Working Groups - fighting for domain registrants rights Expert Witness on IT for UK Courts

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Apr 08 2016

Simple Explanation of the Snoopers Charter

The always-superb Cassetteboy puts the explanation of the #IPBILL to music … If you’re not worried about the Investigatory Powers Bill (aka the Snoopers’ Charter), you don’t know enough about it

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Mar 30 2016

Hosted Minecraft 1.9 Combat Update Servers

The latest version of Hosted Minecraft Server (1.9) is now available from Astutium at https://www.astutium.com/game-servers/minecraft-gaming-server.php MC1.9 contains a lot of changes – the biggest being combat mechanics have been updated to make fighting more interesting and addition of new map-making options Complete list of the new and changed features: Added shields Attacking now has a …

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Mar 21 2016

Nominet to Conduct Research with .uk Rights Holders

Nominet, the Domain Registry for .uk .co.uk .org.uk .me.uk .ltd.uk .net.uk .plc.uk are about to start their Research with .uk rights holders As outlined at the registrar meeting on 21 January 2016 (Astutium attended), Nominet is conducting market research into the take-up of the right of first refusal for .uk domains by rights holders. Survey …

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Mar 16 2016

CENTR Report on ICANN55 Meeting Published

The Council of European National Top-Level-Domain Registries (CENTR) has published their summary of last weeks ICANN-55 Meeting … TL:DR; Highlights Volunteer shortage / fatigue is a very real problem for the multi-stakeholder model ccNSO charter to be revised and updated GAC as usual had a lot to say, thinking their opinion is more important than …

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Mar 10 2016

2015’s Most Popular (and Dumbest) Passwords

SplashData 2015 Worst Passwords Infographic

Despite numerous headlines throughout the year of hacks, exploits and data-breaches (many of which have led to millions in losses for the business concerned) end-users are still the weakest point in any security system – either through social engineering or simply for using incredibly simple passwords 🙁 This is the list of the most commonly …

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Feb 23 2016

UK Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Workshop

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Astutium will be taking part in the @LINX workshops on the DIPB aka snoopers charter on Tuesday 23rd feb 2016 This workshop will explore how the Bill will affect “network operators”, and discuss our opportunities to influence the legislative process. The IPB covers 4 main areas: Interception Data Retention Access to Communications Data Equipment Interference …

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Feb 22 2016

Nominet dot UK Price Increase – Act Now to Save Money

Nominet, the Registry for .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk domains has announced effective 1st March 2106 that it will be increasing the cost of domains to all .UK domain registrars by 50% and changing the standard registration period to 1 year. Other .uk domains (gov.uk, ac.uk etc) are not controlled by Nominet and not changing …

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Feb 02 2016

How to Change all Users CPanel Theme to Paper Lantern

Despite ‘x’ and it’s followup ‘x3’ being the most popular themes for cpanel (as well as being the most widely extended themes in use by hosting companies) the authors have decided to concentrate on the ‘paper lantern’ style for all future features. A shame, and we will really miss the X-style (and our highly customised …

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Oct 29 2015

WARNING: Domain Registrant Phishing Scam

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Domain Phishing Attacks You may have heard that a massive phishing attack is ongoing against domain owners. We have received multiple reports that some of those attacks are claiming to come from Astutium or Astutium-GRS to target our registrants in an attempt to obtain your client portal / registrar access login details, …

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Jul 06 2015

Astutium Ltd Acquires US Web Host PeachyHost.com

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6th July 2105: Newark, DE – for immediate release Astutium Ltd, the only hosting provider with over 10 years of continuous uptime, has today announced the successful acquisition of PeachyHost.com (a boutique US Web Host) As a result of the agreement, PeachyHost exits the industry following the completed transfers of all the domain, hosting, server, …

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