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Go Daddy Outage Cause Was Internal

Did Anonymous cause Go Daddy outage?Go Daddy, the leading web hosting and domain registration company, has suffered from an outage for several hours yesterday that has affected many of its customers websites. 

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Go Daddy Reseller Hosting

Go Daddy has now began offering Reseller Hosting to its customers to compete with the other hosting plans that are currently offered by HostGator, BlueHost, eleven2 and many others. What makes Go Daddy Reseller hosting unique is the fact that their reseller hosting is powered by Virtual Private Sevrer (VPS) enviornment while most of the companies that offer reseller hosting do offer it on a shared web hosting enviornment. 

Go Daddy India Doubles Its Customers

Go Daddy, the leading domain name registrar and web hosting provider, have seen an unprecented growth in the Indian market by doubling the number of customers in one year. Comparing the number of Go Daddy customers in July 2011 with the number of customers in July 2012 shows that the number of Go Daddy customers has increased by 91 percent. Nowadays, Go Daddy India is supporting 120,000 customers.

 

 

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HostGator is Acquired by The Endurance International Group

It is now confirmed that HostGator was sold to EIG (The Endurance International Group)!

After acquiring Bluehost, Fatcow, Netfirms and FastDomain, EIG has finally acquired HostGator; one of the largest web hosting companies in the world.

More than 10 Million .org domains are registered

PIR (Public Interest Registry) the none non-profit operator of .org domains has announced that they have passed the 10 million domains milestone with the registration of JadForum.org (Jordan River and Dead Sea Basin Forum). 

Gandi Web Host Will Soon Offer its Simple Hosting to the US

Gandi, one of the most popular France based web hosts and domain name registrars will soon begin offering their cloud based Simple Hosting services in US data centers. This will surely help reduce the latency time of the US visits.

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New Domain Names by 2013

We have previously reported here about the applications for the new domain extensions. We are happy to announce that the new domain extensions will be available in 2013.
Earlier this week, ICANN has announced that they have hired Fadi Chehade as their new CEO as a replacement to Rod Beckstorm who would leave his position on the first of july.
 

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Go Daddy Enters the Indian Market

Go Daddy IndiaGo Daddy is currently expanding, and they have recently launched its India operations. Go Daddy has appointed Rajiv Sodhi as its managing director in India.

Google Apps Domain Verification Is Easier With Go Daddy and eNom

Google and in cooperation with eNom and Go Daddy have eased the Google Apps domain verification process. The announcement was made on Google Webmaster Central Blog. Google has now added an additional option that allows the domain owner to login in to his Go Daddy/eNom account. Upon authorizing the provider to access the Google Authentication service on your behalf, you will be able to automatically verify your website.

iphone5.com Domain Goes to Apple for Free

Apple has won a dispute over the ownership of iphone5.com. Apple has filled a complaint to the World Intellectual Property Organization to have the domain transferred to them since Apple has the right over the iPhone® trademark.
The current iphone5.com site displays an empty page. A WHOIS lookup query on the domain shows that the domain is currently owned by " Corporation Service Company", a company which appears to manage the domain on behalf of Apple.
 
 

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