A New Registrar Is Born …

Google, the ubiquitous group running the Search Engine, shopping portal , news group archives and world famous gmail have today begun plans to break into the Domain Name Regisitration market.

A quick visit to the IANA list of Registrars shows a new entry in the charts at number 895 domain pickers …
891-894 Unassigned
895 Google, Inc.
896-900 Unassigned

How long until they start a 1&1 type campaign of loss-leading sales to take-over the registration world ?

A quick glossary of terms, as they’re often misquoted …

REGISTRY is the company running the database which stores the allocated domain names, their nameserver details etc.
There are only a few Registries Verisign/NSI (.com/.net) , Affilias (.info), Nominet (.uk) etc.

REGISTRAR is the ICANN approved company that can update the registry with the details of a new domain name.
The IANA list above shows those allocated a registrar id number.

REGISTRANT is the person (a company is also a person in this respect) who is listed as “owning” a domain. Their details should be publicly visable as part of the WhoIs data . Certain registrars abuse their powers and allow you to hide such details from the public domain as a money-generating scheme, mostly used by scammers, or those “frightened” that the legitimate listing of the data will lead to more spam by the sh!ts who data-mine WhoIs information.

REGISTRATION AGENT is whom a registrant gets to regsiter their domain name. Agents may be a part of theregistrar themselves (for example registering direct with Nominet at £80+vat) or a member/reseller of one of the registrars.

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Astutium Ltd Acquires BeyondPerception.net

London, UK, 21/December/2004 9:00am

Astutium Ltd is pleased to announce the completed integration of another new addition into its internet services family … beyondperception.net

The acquisition of Northern Ireland hosting specialists BeyondPerception brings with it a large CPanel based hosting service, complementing the existing service offerings of CPanel/WHM, Cobalt, HSphere, Ensim and Plesk based business linux hosting packages.

After careful planning the companies decided to move the BeyondPerception UK clients to the Astutium DataCentre in Docklands, London, UK to provide the shortest hops and fastest access for the NI and mainland UK based businesses.

As part of the integration, customers have been moved to faster hardware and improved/newer versions of software, including an automatic open source software installer for cPanel.

All newly acquired accounts have been migrated, with 0% downtime from the end-client point of view.

reported Astutium Ltd MD Rob Golding

Astutium Ltd offer UK business online solutions for domain registration, email/web hosting, website design, programming, maintenance, merchant services, SSL Certificates, Dial-Up, ADSL/SDSL and Leased Lines, Dedicated Servers and Collocation.

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.astutium.com/2004/12/astutium-ltd-acquires-beyondperception-net/

Astutium Ltd acquires DesignRWeb

Astutium Ltd are proud to announce the inclusion of the
DesignRWeb business into the growing Othello family of internet services.
The inclusion of another first class linux hosting brand adds to our overall
strategy of offering quality personal, business, corporate and reseller
hosting on the widest range of technology platforms.

For existing customers the takeover should bring a greater level of
investment into the business, alongside more staff, UK and Europe based
transit services and system improvements. All DesignRWeb customers should
continue to receive the support and service they have come to expect, with a
vast array of new featires and facilities coming online over the coming few
months.

Planned changes and enhancements include:
* New server hardware
* More choice of control panel (Plesk, Cpanel, Hsphere, Cobalt, HELM)
* Windows Hosting by customer request
* Improved Reseller plans
* Divergent nameservers
* Increased performance from high-quality UK banswidth and peering
agreements
* Easier customisation of hosting service
* Online FAQ/Help Center
* Domain ordering Service

We have now obtained our own Nominet Tag (DESIGNRWEB) further reinforcing
the brand identity.

The DesignRWeb look and style should largely remain with a new website,
ordering system and forum coming online by mid-May.

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.astutium.com/2004/05/astutium-ltd-acquires-designrweb/

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