The Blog

The Blog

We like to share our thoughts on certain subjects - domains, online tech, current affairs etc. We'll try to keep it as active as possible with regular updates, it will be both satirical and serious at times.

Thursday, 18 July 2019 03:35

Direct Admin v cPanel

Like most, I recently heard that cPanel has announced substantial price hikes. Many out there are now contemplating Direct Admin as an alternative. I have been running Direct Admin for the last two years and can give a little bit of insight into it. Going back to the beginning, I was a cPanel user up until 2017. I changed to Direct Admin because I didn't like it when cPanel went all Boeing 737 Max on me and started making changes to things without my permission. I found cPanel putting things at the bottom of my htaccess files. It was forcing…
Well, it's been less than 24 hours, and the brown stuff of .uk is already hitting the trademark fan. At least one name has already been placed into a suspended status. Barclaysmoney.uk now has the title of being one of the first to be immediately suspended. Something tells me that more are on their way. Now did Barclays complain? Did Nom do that themselves? Who Knows? In the coming 12 months, .UK is going to bring a very unwelcomed spotlight onto both Government and Nominet for allowing .uk to happen in this way. If this ends up in the courts,…
Wednesday, 26 June 2019 02:22

.uk rights and fake tags

I've not been following the .uk launch all that closely, I know there is a little bit of upset at the launch process. It is something I'm not getting involved in, and I didn't even sign the recent petition against the release process. What I did notice though, is that people are making a point out of new tags appearing. It is a fair point that if tags are being applied for in false or borrowed names that are cloaked in some way, then it should be investigated. If not from a catching platform point of view then certainly from…
This is a heads up for those of you that run make a bit extra by hosting Adsense adverts and how they are defrauding publishers. The background of our gripe is this. Every day we see how much we have earned through people clicking on adverts that we host on behalf of Google. Everything seems ok and we get paid at the end of the following month. It has been like this for around 6-7 years that we have been with them. So what's the problem? Well, we finally checked what went into our account every month - and it…
Why does Acorn Domains delete interesting threads that protect certain members and their own interests? Like the one, they just deleted yesterday that revealed a significant flaw in Nominet's drop catching system? The Nominet DAC Flaw. That is what happened yesterday. Someone revealed the domain catching flaw and like a flick of a light switch, Acorn Admin deleted it. Why did they remove it if it didn't work? Why does he not want others to see it? Why is there a forum meant to help others where the admin is deleting tips to help people? Easy, because he doesn't want…
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