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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2015’s Most Popular (and Dumbest) Passwords

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

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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Jetting off to HostingCon 2015 San Diego

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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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Astutium Attending HostingCon Global 2015

San Diego Convention Centre

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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Premium .GR Domains Now Available at dotGR Accredited Registrar Astutium.com

The .gr registry (eett/forth) have today made-available a number of premium and previously reserved domain names, which (at time of writing) are available to register at .GR Accredited Domain Registrar Astutium. These are the remaining [.gr] domain names whose variable field is an ‘Internet’ keyword and remained undisposed at the Auction that was recently conducted …

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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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