Category Archive: Business

Jul 23

Temporary Extra Confirmations on BitCoin Payments

Starting today, Sun Jul 23 2017 Bitcoin confirmation times and counts will be longer than usual for appx 4 weeks. Astutium Ltd, the first UK based web host to accept bitcoins and the first ICANN accredited domain registrar to take payments in crypto-currencies continue to support both traditional and alternative/peer-to-peer payment methods. However due to …

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Nov 25

2016 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Special Offers

2016 Black Friday / Cyber Monday Special Offers Save 50% on Servers, Hosting, VPS and More Black Friday is the Friday after USA Thanksgiving. Traditionally it signalled the last date by which American stores expected to be ‘in the black’ (ie. financially profit making for that year) so a critical point in preparing for End …

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Aug 23

cPanel and WHMCS Partner Meetings August 2016

Astutium staff will be attending the August WHMCS and cPanel Partner Meetings in Houston, TX, USA between 27th and 31st August On the agenda for the week are … fixes and enhancements for WHMCS (our preferred ‘cloud’ provider billing system) roadmap and dev plans for cpanel working on solving a few outstanding bugs planning future …

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Jul 11

Last Minute Discounts for HostingCon Global 2016 (New Orleans) July 24-27

Final Last Minute Deal on HostingCon Global 2016 (New Orleans) All Access Passes HostingCon Global is the main annual industry conference (and trade show) for web hosting and vps / cloud hosting providers. This year HostingCon it will be held at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with plenty of training, education …

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Jun 29

ICANN and Regional Internet Registries Sign SLA for the IANA Numbering Services

Helsinki, Finland – 29 June 2016. The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and ICANN signed the Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the IANA Numbering Services at ICANN 56 in Helsinki, Finland 29/June/2016. This agreement documents the arrangements for provision by ICANN of IANA numbering services, after the IANA stewardship transition which is expected to begin around …

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May 25

Business Metrics 1 (of 4) – Essential Figures Every Online Business Should Know

As Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Team at Astutium much of my day is spent looking at accounts and internal management systems. One thing that I see a lot, is how the majority of small-business owners in the tech space don’t know (and sometimes don’t know how to calculate) their “numbers” – the key …

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Apr 24

HostingCon Global 2016 – Discounted Tickets Now Available

Early Bird (discounted price) Attendee Tickets Now On Sale for HostingCon Global 2016 (New Orleans). HostingCon Global is the main annual industry conference (and trade show) for web hosting and vps / cloud hosting providers. As usual Astutium will be in attendance – if you’d like to schedule a meeting to discuss the domain industry, …

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Apr 14

Top 10 Locations of Attempted Domain Registration Fraud

Fraudulent Registrations (payment with stolen card details, attempted payment with hacked paypal accounts, theft due to chargeback etc) are major problems for all Domain Registrars Many fraudsters use open proxies, hacked machines or internet cafes for their scams, which make identifying their actual location difficult (but not impossible). The most common locations initiating domain fraud …

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Apr 08

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

Mar 16

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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