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.

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…
I'm watching people who I once respected in this industry lose their credibility by referring to the revoke Article 50 Brexit petition which is on the Governments website. We are in an industry where the power of bots is well known, it is what powers the drop catching world. All of a sudden once credible individuals (one especially) are disregarding bots and have convinced themselves, or outright lying to others that the 3m signatures on the Government website are real. I'm not that sure on what to say anymore. There is a petition that has no Capcha protection of any…
Thursday, 21 March 2019 05:33

Baffling Logic of Government's Porn Pass

Our MPs are beyond ridicule sometimes, but no matter low they go, they can always go lower. This time their stupidity on the Porn pass idea is making a mockery of Parliament. From next month, they have come up with the brightest of ideas. To view porn sites, you will need to purchase a Government porn license. Sometimes you just have to laugh out loud. There are a couple of points to this which defy any type of logic. First of all, if these politicians genuinely thought that they could turn off porn sites to anyone without a pass. Why…
Sunday, 23 December 2018 04:00

Yellow Vests and .uk

I noticed something a touch odd last week. The yellow vest protests have of course spread throughout France, and recently into Belgium. It was likely that the domain names in the UK would be registered either by those wanting to sell yellow vests or those wanting to co-ordinate similar troubles over here. The domain name YellowVests.uk was registered on the 3rd of December, by the French provider OVH.com. The weird thing was that YellowVests.co.uk wasn't registered until the 4th of December. I think it is safe to say that the new registrant of the .uk is a French citizen. This…
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