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When registering a domain name with a traditional domain name registrar, the contact details of the domain name owner are publicly available through an online directory called the WHOIS database. In the early days of the internet, this was a good way to get in contact with website owners and businesses. However, the modern-day world-wide-web is full of people who want to use your personal details for malicious purposes, meaning that nowadays the WHOIS database is primarily used by criminals to obtain email addresses to use for spamming and phishing attacks.

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IT Itch now offers customers the ability to protect their DNS data by adding digital signatures. DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protect applications from using forged or manipulated DNS data by digitally signing data to validate it’s origin, ensuring that the end user is connecting to the actual address for a domain name. DNSSEC protects from some cyber crimes like man-in-the-middle and cache poisoning attacks and leads to increased trust for internet activities.

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The importance of copywriting, and how to get more out of your web traffic.

Many web design clients are obsessed with getting more traffic to their e-commerce websites – they will spend thousands of dollars on Google Adwords campaigns and SEO in the vain hope that more is merrier. Surely more web traffic equals more website sales right? Not necessarily, and in many cases you many be throwing your money away. Let me explain . . .

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What is DNSSEC?

DNSSEC (short for Domain Name System Security Extensions) applies digital signatures to DNS data to authenticate the data’s origin and verify its integrity as it moves across the Internet. DNSSEC is designed to protect from “man in the middle” and cache poisoning attacks, whereby hackers corrupt DNS data stored on recursive servers to redirect queries to fraudulent sites and unintended addresses. With DNSSEC, poisoning a recursive server’s cache is much more difficult because DNS administrators sign their data. The resulting digital signatures on that DNS data are validated through a “chain of trust” that starts with the public key published today for the root zone.

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The New Zealand Spy Bill Amendment Seeks To Expand Digital Surveillance of New Zealanders.

Big brother surveillance is once step closer for New Zealanders as the government seeks to expand the powers of the The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) – New Zealand’s spy agency. The amendments would give the normally foreign-focused GCSB powers to spy on New Zealand citizens, effectively transforming it from a foreign intelligence agency into a domestic one without any justification being given.

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New Zealander’s are being urged to offer their opinion on a consultation paper that could significantly change the way New Zealand uses domain names. The proposal put forward by The Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL), suggests opening New Zealand domain name registrations directly at the second level, meaning people could register domain names that end in .NZ, rather than the status quo where domain names end in .CO.NZ.ORG.NZ, .AC.NZ, .GEEK.NZ, .GEN.NZ, .KIWI.NZ, .MAORI.NZ, .NET.NZ, and .SCHOOL.NZ.

 

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buy .in domainsFor a limited time, register an Indian domain name – .IN, .CO.IN, .NET.IN, .ORG.IN, .IND.IN, .FIRM.IN, .GEN.IN – for just $8!

 

India is the home of spice, spirituality and Bollywood. The burgeoning Indian Labour force is the word’s second largest, and the Indian economy is among the world’s fastest growing. If you aren’t doing business in India, you aren’t thinking globally.

 

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co domain name saleWe are pleased to introduce a spectacular new offer on .CO domain name registrations. For a limited time, get an amazing $15 off the regular price for a 1-year .CO domain name registration.

 

Formally the internet country code assigned to Colombia, the .CO domain name  is now universally acknowledged as an abbreviation for company, corporation, commerce and collaboration and is seen as an alternative to the heavily oversubscribed .COM domain. As of July 2010, there are no restrictions on second level .CO registrations (e.g. widgets.co) – any individual or entity can register a .CO domain name.

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org domain name

For a limited time get a new .ORG domain name for just $9!

 

The .ORG domain name was released in 1984 and is one of the Internet’s original  generic top-level domains (gTLDs), along with .COM, .NET, .GOV, .EDU, and .MIL. The .ORG domain name is the home of non-commercial organisations on the internet and is traditionally the go-to domain name of not-for-profit groups and charitable organisations. It is designated as an “open” and “unrestricted” domain name, meaning that anyone can register this domain name, and has in recent times expanded in reach to become popular with schools, open-source projects, communities, sports groups/teams, religious organisations, civic organisations, health organisations, environmental initiatives, clubs, community volunteer groups and for-profit organisations.

 

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bloggingBlogging isn’t just a tool for geeks to rave about BattleStar Galactica and kittens. No, blogging is your secret weapon that will drive up your search engine rankings.

 

Gaining the attention of the search engines can seem painful at times. You think your website shouts ‘Hey look at me!’ when in reality it is whispering in a dark corner under a cone of silence.

If you haven’t got a blog pluged into your website, then getting found in the top-end of the Google search results clearly isn’t a top marketing priority for you. Blogging brings a vast array of SEO benefits and plays an essential role in getting your website higher up in the search engine results pages.

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