Not Installing Anti-Spam Filters? Web Hosts have the Right.

It’s been around for a very long time now, in Europe, there is no need to monitor the content that is uploaded or downloaded. Basically there needs to be no anti copyright filtering of any kind. The basic problem faced by most web hosts is identifying the problem, here ‘What is Anti-Copyright?’. Hence, a copyright would necessarily be defined as the legal rights given to invent a document, readable by most computers, utilized by businesses in an effort to stop unauthorised replication or plagiarism of the data.

By the recent ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), web hosting companies have no obligation whatsoever to install a filtering application to monitor web content uploaded by its customers. This as the ECJ feels would threaten the actual right holders to reclaim their property. In a previous judgement the ECJ had also mentioned that Web hosting companies cannot be ordered to scan all content in an effort to protect copyright infringement.
“That injunction could potentially undermine freedom of information, since that system might not distinguish adequately between unlawful content and lawful content, with the result that its introduction could lead to the blocking of lawful communications”, the Luxembourg-court said.

Complete or partial opposition to generic copyright laws can be defined as an anti-copyright supporting act. Its mandatory that one should protect individuality with a copyright, let it be an individual creation or a concept. The usual argument toward an anti-copyright would be that it produces short-term monopolies more than protecting a source of revenue rather than promoting the creativity or improvement of the product. These accusations lead to open up many flaws on economic and cultural grounds, hence the verdict.

OpenSRS Joins Parallels Domain Name Network

Global Internet services company Tucows announced that its wholesale division OpenSRS has joined Parallels Domain Name Network (DNN). Tucows whose motto is to make making simple useful services that unlock the power of the Internet took this initiative so that even Parallels partners can easily sell OpenSRS services which include Parallels Automation, Parallels Business Automation Standard and Parallels Plesk Billing all free of charge. The Parallels billing applications have been updated with plugins that enable the use of OpenSRS, authorizing users to sell and manage over 100 different domain name extensions, SSL certificates, and mobile websites.

“Joining the Parallels DNN is the logical extension of the work we’ve done over the last few months to integrate OpenSRS across Parallels software portfolio. We’re excited that service providers using Parallels can now quickly become OpenSRS Resellers and take advantage of our industry-leading customer service and extensive lineup of products and services” said Dave Woroch, EVP Sales, Tucows. The official announcement of the merger was made at the Parallels Summit 2012, the gathering of hosting and cloud industry from all the world over.

Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) manages over eleven million domain names and millions of email boxes through a reseller network of over 12,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. Ting (http://ting.com) is a mobile phone service provider dedicated to bringing clarity and control to US mobile phone users. YummyNames (http://yummynames.com) owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or resale. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).

First Open Cloud System by Cloudscaling

It’s happening! The industry’s first open cloud infrastructure solution for cloud ready applications is now a reality all thanks to Cloudscaling. The OCS (Open Cloud System) is the first of its kind infrastructure-as-a-service solution designed specially to provide efficient delivery of cost, performance and scalability, similar to AWS (Amazon Web Services), applicable to both private and public clouds. The OCS is based on OpenStack, an open source project. Cloudscaling can now use proficiency with OpenStack for development of software solutions for popular companies such as KT (earlier Korea Telecom) and Intenap.

The major advantages of an open cloud are that it necessitates the elimination for vendor lock-in, proprietary protocols, closed hardware platforms and excessive enterprise licensing fees termed as ‘software taxation’, all this only possible via the use of open hardware, open networking, open APIs and open source software. Cloud-ready applications are different from fundamental and traditional applications, they are flexible and can support larger peak loads; and the best part is there is literally no software failure as opposed to hardware failure. This provides companies to get rid of typical enterprise application dependencies on expensive and proprietary infrastructure solutions.

“Cloudscaling OCS is our answer to customers who are telling us that they want public and private cloud infrastructure that’s specifically designed to support the cloud-ready applications they’re building,” said Michael Grant, CEO of Cloudscaling. “They want the freedom that comes with open infrastructure architecture, and that’s what Cloudscaling OCS delivers. Cloudscaling OCS has three core components Open Cloud OS, hardware blueprints and CloudBlocks ™. The market is demanding supported, production-centric, OpenStack solutions. Cloudscaling is focused on delivering enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure to meet that demand. Our timing is ideal, as our customers are finding that traditional enterprise cloud approaches are not well-suited for next-generation, cloud-ready apps. Cloudscaling OCS is a production-grade, open cloud system that gives enterprises their own scalable and elastic infrastructure to support like-minded applications.” said Randy Bias, co-founder and CTO of Cloudscaling.

Established in 2006, Cloudscaling is located in San Francisco. It is the leading provider of open cloud infrastructure solutions for cloud-ready applications. The Cloudscaling Open Cloud System (OCS) is the first infrastructure-as-a-service solution designed to deliver the cost, performance and scalability benefits of Amazon Web Services (AWS) for public and private clouds. Based on the industry-supported OpenStack open source project, the Cloudscaling OCS delivers a production-grade solution for open cloud infrastructure. The Cloudscaling team are industry veterans who have designed and deployed large-scale cloud infrastructure for industry pioneers such as AWS, GoGrid, RightScale and eBay.

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Cloud on! Rackspace Stocks Soar

Rackspace.com rose to about 6 per cent in late trading after the sales and profit topped analysts’ estimates. The largest competitor to Amazon in web-based data centers attributes this to their cloud computing. The net income peaked 85% to USD 25 million or 18 cents a share, from $13.5 million, or 10 cents just about a year ago. The revenue rose 32 per cent to $283.3 million according to a survey conducted by Bloomberg. The shares reached to a record high of USD 52.66 in extended trading. The stock value has clocked over 10 times its original value back in 2008.

Rackspace has a neck to neck competition with Amazon in the public-cloud market where computing power and services are rented, like the latter Rackspace has its stockpile of data centers. The revenue in just that particular sector skyrocketed to 86 per cent last quarter to USD 58.5 million, whereas the sales in the dedicated server business rose just 23 per cent to USD 224.8 million. The total customers grew by 6.9 per cent! These figures show a projected increase in margins as more profitable goods are sold.

“The longer we serve them, the more valuable and profitable they become,” Napier said yesterday in a conference call. “The installed base climbing is a tailwind for profitability”, said Chief Executive Officer Lanham Napier. Earlier the company’s margin excluding interest, taxes, amortization and depreciation increased to 36.1 per cent from 33.5 per cent a year earlier.

Rackspace delivers enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. Established in 1998, Rackspace has grown to serve more than 161,000 customers. Integrating the industry’s best technologies for each customer’s specific need and delivering it as a service via the company’s commitment to Fanatical Support. The core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting and Email & Apps.

All New Launch for Canadian Web Hosting

Canada’s leading web hosting and online infrastructure provider Canadian Web Hosting has launched an all new snazzy corporate website. The new design aims to highlight the companys latest features such as the CA Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Web Hosting Solutions. The company claims that the new website is aimed at improving the visitors experience and provide a better display of products and services especially to the enterprise ready CA Cloud infrastructure and cloud hosting servers.

“In releasing a new website, we wanted to make it easier than ever for Canadian businesses, and companies looking to host in Canada, to get the services and solutions they need to run their business critical applications and websites. Our new website is an extension of our business that gives companies highly scalable, on-demand clouds built on top of an enterprise-grade infrastructure. Today, organizations looking for cloud services no longer have to worry about their data leaving Canada and know that they have a dedicated partner focused on delivering cutting edge technologies and the best support in the industry,” said Matt McKinney, Director of Marketing for Canadian Web Hosting.

The CA Cloud gives customers a broad variety of choices of web hosting clouds that include options for Xen Cloud, Hyper-V Cloud and a VMware cloud. Customisation and integration being a very important part of the CA cloud, with this implementation lucid pricing and enterprise services can be provided to satisfy most business requirements. Corporate governance, shared cloud hosting and high performance fault tolerant servers are no more a thing of the future. “When combined with our SAS70 Type II certification, our clients get a highly redundant infrastructure that yields a higher-level of performance and availability for their business critical needs. With many of our competitors’ products, this is something that just isn’t possible,” said Kevin Liang, Chief Information Officer.

Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing on-demand hosting solutions that include Shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and IT as a Service for Canadian companies of all sizes. Through the use of innovative technologies and experienced support personnel, they continually focus on helping each customer by offering configurable solutions that are tailored to their exacting business requirements. Canadian Web Hosting is also SAS70 Type II and CICA 5970 certified ensuring that their processes and business practices are thoroughly audited against industry standards. Canadian Web Hosting guarantees a 100% network uptime, and a total money back guarantee that backs everything they do. Customers can get help by calling 1-888-821-7888 to get basic support. For more advanced technical support, customers can use email, ticketing or real time live chat support with support staff. For more information, visit them at http://www.canadianwebhosting.com

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Brazilian Government Shutting Down Domains Displaying Child Pornography

The Brazilian government has cracked down on pornographic websites hosting child pornography and content related to Brazil. A letter directed to Sedo, a web hosting company indicated that all domains displaying content offensive to the Brazilian culture must be shut down immediately. The letter was addressed from the Brazilian Tourism Ministry.

Sedo offers all tools to buy, sell, and mobilize domains. Services include domain appraisals, brokerage services, and promotion. Sedo is popular for its domain parking program, earning client revenue on more than 5 million domains while presenting them for sale.

Here is the letter,

To Whom It May Concern:

The Brazilian Federal Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, has found that the domain(s):

(DOMAIN NAMES INTENTIONALLY OMITTED)

relates pornography with Brazil or characteristics associated with the Brazilian Identity on its domain name(s).

The registration and use of this domain name may lead users to believe that Brazil is a tourist attraction and pole of sexual activities, which interferes on the position and image of the country.

Moreover, websites with pornographic contents on the Internet that makes direct and/or indirectly mention to the characteristics related with the Brazilian identity, such as colors of the flag, culture pictures and images of cities, sets as a crime, punishable by the Brazilian Penal Code, Federal Law n. 9.279/1996:

Art. 191. Reproducing or imitating, in whole or in part and in a way that may induce to error or confusion, coats of arms, escutcheons, or national, foreign or international official badges, without the necessary authorization, in a mark, title of establishment, trade name, insignia or advertising sign, or using such reproductions or imitations for economic purposes.

It should be noticed that any action done with the purpose of prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation involving children and/or adolescents is a heinous crime and its punishment is more stringent under the Brazilian Penal Code (Código Penal Brasileiro). Moreover, this practice is also provided in our Statute of Children and Adolescents (Estatuto da Criança e do Adolescente), which seeks, among other determinations, establish that is the duty of all prevent the occurrence of threat or violation of rights of children and adolescents (article 70).

Through this letter, the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil requests that you provide a written assurance within the next seven (7) days that you will:

1. Immediately discontinue any and all use of the domain(s)

2. Immediately and permanently refrain from any use of the term that associates Brazil to the pornography on the Internet;

3. Remove any and all pornographic content or dissociate it with the Brazilian Identity or Brazil.

We await your response within the period mentioned above and we are at disposal for further information on this subject through the address listed on the signature of this message.

Best Regards,

MINISTRY OF TOURISM OF BRAZIL

High Profit Reseller Hosting Plans from Webhostforasp.net

The DotNetPanel Control Panel functionality has always been a hidden or a lost feature in most reseller hosting plans. Webhostforasp.net, a web hosting provider offering shared web hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated hosting has released this feature as part of their reseller hosting package. The DotNetPanel Control Panel will allow the end user to have a larger span of product customisation. The new feature is fully compatible with Webhostforasp.net’s hosting technology which is reputable in the web hosting industry. The new technology implementation is aimed at reducing reseller time and money on implementing systems to aid their customers.

The DotNetPanel Control Panel is one of the most advanced features available in a windows host. The main feature is that is provides unlimited reseller hosting, i.e. a reseller can become a reseller; there is no limit in this hierarchy. It is anonymous and each reseller is considered independent of the other. By industry approximates an average client can be empowered 80% more and work time can also be decreased by 80%. In this system it is rather simple to generate quick profits and hence a revolution in that industry. Low capital costs, basic knowledge of control panel features and increasing demands are the major motivators in introducing this feature.

Webhostingforasp.net owns two data centers in Dallas, Texas. Complete redundancy in power, HVAC, fire suppression, network connectivity, and security are the few features that make it special. Operating on Windows 2008 Server which supports asp.net hosting, all its employees have adequate knowledge and some certified in Windows Server. For more information, visit http://www.webhostforasp.net.

 

 

 

The DotNetPanel Control Panel functionality has always been a hidden or a lost feature in most reseller hosting plans. Webhostforasp.net, a web hosting provider offering shared web hosting, reseller hosting, and dedicated hosting has released this feature as part of their reseller hosting package. The DotNetPanel Control Panel will allow the end user to have a larger span of product customisation. The new feature is fully compatible with Webhostforasp.net’s hosting technology which is reputable in the web hosting industry. The new technology implementation is aimed at reducing reseller time and money on implementing systems to aid their customers.

The DotNetPanel Control Panel is one of the most advanced features available in a windows host. The main feature is that is provides unlimited reseller hosting, i.e. a reseller can become a reseller; there is no limit in this hierarchy. It is anonymous and each reseller is considered independent of the other. By industry approximates an average client can be empowered 80% more and work time can also be decreased by 80%. In this system it is rather simple to generate quick profits and hence a revolution in that industry. Low capital costs, basic knowledge of control panel features and increasing demands are the major motivators in introducing this feature.

Webhostingforasp.net owns two data centers in Dallas, Texas. Complete redundancy in power, HVAC, fire suppression, network connectivity, and security are the few features that make it special. Operating on Windows 2008 Server which supports asp.net hosting, all its employees have adequate knowledge and some certified in Windows Server. For more information, visit http://www.webhostforasp.net.

 

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Webzilla to Receive PCI DSS Data Security Standard

Reputed hosting company Webzilla has received the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) data security standard. The company has the compliant hardware, software and business processes which were compatible with the standard security requirements. Version 1.2 of the PCI DSS standard was awarded for the same.

Financial institutions are required to choose hosting from hosts who are certified by the PCI DSS. Webzilla is now officially an option. The PCI DSS security standard has integrated security for popular payment systems like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Discover. Any organization that process credit card information must comply with the PCI DSS standards, hence use the services of only certified web hosts.

Webzilla is one of the world’s fastest growing hosting companies with a 720 Gbps backbone connection to multiple major Tier 1 providers, recently profiled by DELL Corporation for remarkable utilization of hardware and human resources.

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