Direct Admin v cPanel

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 ...
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24 hours in and .uk Trademark brown stuff hits fan?

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 th...
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.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 t...
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Adsense Secretly Defrauded Us Every Month

Adsense Secretly Defrauded Us Every Month
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. I...
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Acorn Domains Censors Nominet Domain Catching Flaw

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, Aco...
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Domainers Losing Their Credibility On Revoke Brexit Petition

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 disregardi...
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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 l...
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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 register...
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I have leased out just about all of our domains

I am pleased to have just completed a deal that has seen me lease out all of our domain names and active websites for a period of three years. The deal which was completed a few weeks ago let's me focus on just one project going forward.  I've been wanting to do this for sometime and having a number of web projects all ongoing at the same time but ...
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GreyWing Buys Avoid.com For $117,500

We are pleased to report that last month we managed to secure the domain name Avoid.com for the price of $117,500 from Nametra who is based in the US. The name was one that I (Graeme Wingate) had been trying to get hold of for sometime but circumstances never allowed for us to meet on price with Andrew over at Nametra. In the last month or two we f...
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