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 and feature enhanced versions for mail, forwarding, wordpress and ecommerce hosting) 🙁

One of the steps in deprecating the X3 themes has been to (optionally) make the default for new accounts the PL style – this helps for new clients, but doesn’t help transition existing users.

Without warning, the latest version of cpanel/whm simply no longer works correctly without paper-lantern, but no option was provided to auto-update hosting accounts – they just stopped working !

It’s not all bad news though, as the fix for your VPS/Dedicated-Server is relatively simple …

cd /var/cpanel/users
perl -p -i -e “s/x3mail/paper_lantern/g” *
perl -p -i -e “s/x3/paper_lantern/g” *
perl -p -i -e “s/xmail/paper_lantern/g” *
perl -p -i -e “s/monsoon/paper_lantern/g” *
perl -p -i -e “s/xcontroller/paper_lantern/g” *
perl -p -i -e “s/rvblue/paper_lantern/g” *
perl -p -i -e “s/rvgreen/paper_lantern/g” *
perl -p -i -e “s/rvred/paper_lantern/g” *

and all existing accounts will now be using paper_lantern when they next login.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2016/02/how-to-change-all-users-cpanel-theme-to-paper-lantern/

Nov 03 2015

Another 7 newGTLDs Now Available .college .courses .live .men .miami .rent .studio

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability.

Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs:

with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD .brand roadmap contact us for options today.

These domains are now available to register at Astutium Domain Checker.

Anyone can register names in these new gTLDS on a first-come, first-served basis

Additional domains will be rolled out weekly throughout 2015 – to keep up to date with the launch schedules subscribe to our New Global Top Level Domain Mailing List.

New GTLD Mailing List
Email: Name:

#NewGTLDs on Twitter

 

Domain:

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2015/11/another-7-newgtlds-now-available-college-courses-live-men-miami-rent-studio/

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, and then steal your domain names.

These fraudulent emails claim that a particular domain name has been suspended and ask users to click a link.

Astutium did NOT send these emails.
The phishers have NOT obtained any of your information from Astutium.

We are asking all Astutium Domain Registrants to be extra vigilant of these fraudulent suspension notices.

In case you or your end users receive an email regarding your domain name:

  • Do not click any links [you should NEVER click links in an email]
  • Do not reply to the email [this only confirms to scammers that you read their junk]
  • Do not call any phone numbers listed within the email [as this is scam call-centre]

The emails look similar to:

Dear Sir/Madam,

The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the Astutium Limited Abuse Policy:

Domain Name: [domain]
Registrar: Astutium Limited
Registrant Name: [name from whois]

Multiple warnings were sent by Astutium Limited Spam and Abuse Department to give you an opportunity to address the complaints we have received.

We did not receive a reply from you to these email warnings so we then attempted to contact you via telephone.

We had no choice but to suspend your domain name when you did not respond to our attempts to contact you.

Click here and download [one scammer url is http://pewnafirma.pl/abuse_report.php?domain] a copy of complaints we have received.

Please contact us for additional information regarding this notification.

Sincerely,
Astutium Limited
Spam and Abuse Department
Abuse Department Hotline: 480-836-1395 [this is NOT our telephone number]

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, don’t hesitate to contact our domains support team by ticket at www.astutium.com

To complain about the phishing scammers using your details for criminal intent, contact ICANN https://forms.icann.org/en/contact

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2015/10/warning-domain-registrant-phishing-scam/

Sep 02 2015

Another 4 newGTLDs Now Available .amsterdam .fans .fyi .mba

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability.

Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs:

with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD .brand roadmap contact us for options today.

These domains are now available to register at Astutium Domain Checker.

Anyone can register names in these new gTLDS on a first-come, first-served basis

Additional domains will be rolled out weekly throughout 2015 and 2016 - to keep up to date with the launch schedules subscribe to our New Global Top Level Domain Mailing List.
New GTLD Mailing List
Email: Name:
#NewGTLDs on Twitter

 

Domain:

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2015/09/another-4-newgtlds-now-available-amsterdam-fans-fyi-mba/

Aug 26 2015

Another 4 newGTLDs Now Available .coupons .movie .online .soccer

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability.

Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs:

with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD .brand roadmap contact us for options today.

These domains are now available to register at Astutium Domain Checker.

Anyone can register names in these new gTLDS on a first-come, first-served basis

Additional domains will be rolled out weekly throughout 2015 – to keep up to date with the launch schedules subscribe to our New Global Top Level Domain Mailing List.

New GTLD Mailing List
Email: Name:

#NewGTLDs on Twitter

 

Domain:

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2015/08/another-4-newgtlds-now-available-coupons-movie-online-soccer/

Aug 20 2015

Another 6 newGTLDs Now Available .dog .hockey .lol .run .taxi .theater

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability.

Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs:

with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD .brand roadmap contact us for options today.

These domains are now available to register at Astutium Domain Checker.

Anyone can register names in these new gTLDS on a first-come, first-served basis

Additional domains will be rolled out weekly throughout 2015 – to keep up to date with the launch schedules subscribe to our New Global Top Level Domain Mailing List.

New GTLD Mailing List
Email: Name:

#NewGTLDs on Twitter

 

Domain:

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2015/08/another-6-newgtlds-now-available-dog-hockey-lol-run-taxi-theater/

Aug 11 2015

Another 11 newGTLDs Now Available .accountant .download .jewelry .lat .loan .love .racing .show .team .tech .win

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability.

Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs:

with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD .brand roadmap contact us for options today.

These domains are now available to register at Astutium Domain Checker.

Anyone can register names in these new gTLDS on a first-come, first-served basis

Additional domains will be rolled out weekly throughout 2015 – to keep up to date with the launch schedules subscribe to our New Global Top Level Domain Mailing List.

New GTLD Mailing List
Email: Name:

#NewGTLDs on Twitter

 

Domain:

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2015/08/another-11-newgtlds-now-available-accountant-download-jewelry-lat-loan-love-racing-show-team-tech-win/

Jul 16 2015

Another 15 newGTLDs Now Available .bank .cafe .date .express .faith .gold .golf .irish .markets .news .plus .review .site .sucks .tours

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability.

Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs:

with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5’s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on your newGTLD .brand roadmap contact us for options today.

These domains are now available to register at Astutium Domain Checker.

Anyone can register names in these new gTLDS on a first-come, first-served basis

* Restricted TLD

Additional domains will be rolled out weekly throughout 2015 – to keep up to date with the launch schedules subscribe to our New Global Top Level Domain Mailing List.

New GTLD Mailing List
Email: Name:

#NewGTLDs on Twitter

 

Domain:

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2015/07/another-15-newgtlds-now-available-bank-cafe-date-express-faith-gold-golf-irish-markets-news-plus-review-site-sucks-tours/

Jul 06 2015

Astutium Ltd Acquires US Web Host PeachyHost.com

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, vps and cloud server customers to Astutium’s US operation.

peachyhost.com logo

peachyhost.com

Both Astutium and PeachyHost are privately held companies. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The acquisition immediately provides all clients access to the centralised client portal Astutium:Unified, and enables use any of the companies services, including domain registration in over 1000 extensions plus the extensive range of shared and dedicated server solutions.

Existing email services and website hosting remain in US datacentres, but clients can now select to use of any of the Astutium network of hosting locations around the world.

Shelagh Shaw, Business Manager Astutium said:

Many of those coming through the PeachyHost acquisition are providing essential services to their local communities and doing some amazing things online, so I’m extremely proud to welcome them to the family. At Astutium we are always looking for ways aid clients of all sizes to make the most of the internets’ potential and several of the acquired clients are already planning expanded services.

This acquisition will further strengthen the Astutium brand of managed hosting services in the critical US market, where the company is seeing significant organic growth of their reliable and scalable hosting solutions, backed by the latest technology and inhouse customer support team.

PeachyHost is the first North American acquisition by Astutium so far in 2015 (5th since 2012) but wont be our last – the M&A team have more already in the pipeline

, continues Shaw

Launched in 2008, PeachyHost specialised in provision of professional web hosting and server solutions for local business, primarily in the medical, education, arts and charity markets.

Rob Golding, head of the Astutium Mergers & Acquisitions Team added

A big thank you specifically goes to Keith Coleman, one of the founders of PeachyHost. He built a strong hosting clientbase of successful organisations over the years and we’ve worked closely during this transition. I’m already looking forward to working on some future projects together.

About Astutium

Astutium offers domain name, email/web hosting, virtualised or dedicated servers, cloud servers, datacentre colocation and related services to SMEs and individuals worldwide, with clients in over 160 countries.

One of the few ICANN accredited registrars, Astutium are heavily involved in domain policy, internet governance, internet exchange management, government forums and industry think-tanks.

To learn more please visit www.astutium.com

References:
http://peachyhost.com/

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2015/07/astutium-ltd-acquires-us-web-host-peachyhost-com/

Jul 01 2015

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 😉
Astutium Jet and Flight Crew

One of the best parts of attending HostingCon for me is the unique combination of opportunities to meet with other providers as well as existing (and new) suppliers.

Lots of deals get done outside of the formal hostingcon sessions, both in the corridors, and at the networking events – particularly the Giglinx sponsored closing reception.

It’s also my main opportunity to compare-notes and trends with fellow M&A specialists (several of us involved in buying/selling/brokering internet companies will be in attendance and talking), plus having meetings with hosts that are buying and hosts that are selling.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.astutium.com/2015/07/jetting-off-to-hostingcon-2015-san-diego/

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