Category: Business

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 donโ€™t know enough about it

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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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2015’s Most Popular (and Dumbest) Passwords

SplashData 2015 Worst Passwords Infographic

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 ๐Ÿ™ This is the list of the most commonly …

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UK Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Workshop

LINX Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) Workshop Banner

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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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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Jetting off to HostingCon 2015 San Diego

Astutium-Jet-and-Limo

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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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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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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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