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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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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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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Hosted Minecraft 1.10 Frostburn Update Servers

Minecraft Polar Bear

The latest version of Hosted Minecraft Server – Minecraft 1.10 is now available from Astutium at https://www.astutium.com/game-servers/minecraft-gaming-server.php All existing clients can update to the 1.10 version of minecraft through their multicraft control panel online. MC1.10 contains some interesting changes, including the addition of Polar Bears and Strays (a new cold biome skeleton). To celebrate the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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