Category Archive: Business

Mar 10

2015’s Most Popular (and Dumbest) Passwords

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

UK Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Workshop

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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Oct 29

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 01

Jetting off to HostingCon 2015 San Diego

HostingCon 2015 in San Diego is only a few days away… See our blog post for more details on the HostingCon 2015 Event I’m leaving tomorrow so better let the flight crew know I’m on my way 😉 One of the best parts of attending HostingCon for me is the unique combination of opportunities to …

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Jun 16

Astutium Attending HostingCon Global 2015

HostingCon Global 2015 is the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers. What? HostingCon Global 2015 Where? San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 When? Sunday 26/July/2015 | Monday 27/July/2015 | Tuesday 27/July/2015 | Wednesday 27/July/2015 + travel either side The best and brightest from the …

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Jun 01

Attendance at Industry Events, Meetings and Exhibitions

Astutium can often be found at industry events that cover general IT, Internet, Telecoms, Business Startups, IoT, Domaining and many of the other ‘verticals’ we are involved with. Our staff are regulars at: LINX (London INternet eXchange) quarterly members meetings and socials Nominet (.uk Registry) events and policy meetings UK-IGF (UK Internet Governance Forum) Tref …

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Dec 23

2015 Was The Year It All Changed (for EU VAT)

Upcoming VAT Changes Effective from the 1st January 2015 there are updated European Union regulations relating to VAT on “digital services” (for example: domains, hosting, virtual/dedicated/cloud servers, voice-over-ip and internet-connectivity) for individuals and business – European Directive 2002/38/EC relating to VAT. As of the 1st January 2015 you will be charged the VAT rate in …

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Dec 02

Withdrawal of dotBEST .BEST gTLD of BestTLD Pty Ltd

We are withdrawing from sale the gTLD .BEST / dotBEST operated by BestTLD Pty Ltd ( a company registered in Australia ) for being spammers. BestTLD Pty Ltd, and their spamming representative Mike Deparini believe that sending out mass-automated spam emails to domain registrants and domain registrars is a form of ‘marketing’ of their #newGTLD …

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Aug 05

FAQoTW: Payment Methods – How To Setup Automatic Payments

An increasing number of clients have opened tickets recently to ask how to pay for their Hosting and Domain names automatically. It’s easy 🙂 Just setup your choice of automated regular payment methods … Standing Order Bank Account details should be on your invoice, and are also in our extensive knowledgebase KB Article – How …

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Jul 16

Domain name Certificates SCAM Starts Again

Public Service Announcement from ICANN … NEWS ALERT FRAUDULENT ICANN DOMAIN NAME CERTIFICATES 15 July 2014 It has been brought to ICANN’s attention that some online entities have attempted to sell fraudulent “certificates”, which they claim are required to protect generic top-level domain names. The perpetuators of this scam threaten registrants on the protection service …

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