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American activist Maggie Kuhn once said, “Well-aimed slingshots can topple giants.” In the case of reputable brands like Yahoo! and eBay, the slingshots were in the form of a well aimed cyber attack. And the results were devastating. Both brands lost the trust of loyal customers. Sales plummeted. Because of the breach, Yahoo! had to take a price cut on the original $4.8 billion sale of its core business to a major telecommunications company. eBay…

The internet is abuzz with talks of the recent outage faced by Domain Registrar Godaddy. The outage was suspected to be because of a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (commonly known as a DDoS attack) that targeted Godaddy’s DNS servers, affecting several websites as well as email services. (However, a recent statement by Godaddy mentions that it was an internal network error that caused the interruption in services) DDoS attacks are a fairly common occurrence…

Akamai Technologies recently released its ‘State of the Internet Report’ for Q1 2012. The report includes data gathered from Akamai’s globally distributed platform and contains insights on attack traffic, broadband penetration and mobile connectivity. It’s quite an extensive report and contains some interesting information on the internet as it is today. Here are some of the key highlights of the report: Internet & Broadband Penetration: The global average connection speed was 2.6 Mbps and the…

As you’ll find, most Hosting providers don’t provide Root Access with Reseller Hosting packages. While this is a common practice in the Industry there are certain functions which require root access that a user may need to conduct frequently. One such function is changing a site’s IP. To be able to let our users perform this function on their own, we’ve built a custom plugin with our WHM implementation that allows them to easily change…

Verisign recently released the latest version of the Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief which reveals that there are now 233 million Domain Name registrations across all TLDs. From the report, it’s pretty evident that the Domain Name Industry has seen a fairly consistent growth rate of 11% in Q1 2012. However, there has been a significant increase in ccTLD registrations with a growth rate of 16.2% over last year. It’s an interesting read and you…

Last week, we rolled out the new SuperSite to all our Resellers on the Global, Indian and UK programs. The response so far has been phenomenal, with a majority of our Resellers expressing interest in using SuperSite 2 as their primary storefront! If you’ve been following the conversation on our Uservoice channel (which you can access from your Control Panel) or Facebook and Twitter, you would probably know that we’ve been working on the new SuperSite…

WHD.India was recently held in Mumbai & the event was a huge success with a large number of attendees and some incredible sessions! Since this was the first time that WHD was held in India, we thought it would be a fantastic idea to get all the exhibitors and sponsors together to speak about their thoughts on the future of the Indian Hosting Market. One thing all of these Industry giants agreed on is that…

The ResellerClub office is abuzz with enthusiasm today, as the team gets ready for WHD.India which is happening in Mumbai! We’re all here in full force on a Friday night furiously double-checking preparations for our activities at WHD.India! Needless to say we’ve got a lot planned. 🙂 If you haven’t heard of this yet, WHD.India will be taking place at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel on the 21st & 22nd of May. Incredible Chance for…

We recently encountered the happy problem of running out of space in our current Data Center. After weeks of looking for a new home, we completed the move to our new Data Center – Datafoundry’s Texas One, about a month ago. With this move, we’ve taken our infrastructure to a whole new level! In fact, as soon as we zeroed in on Texas One, we knew we wanted to move our existing client base there…

I recently had the honor of speaking with Nancy Gofus, COO of Public Interest Registry where we discussed how Customers today perceive .ORG Domain Names, as well as the initiatives PIR is taking to promote .ORG in emerging markets. Read on to know more about PIR’s efforts to improve the reach of the Domain Name Industry in some of the fastest growing markets in the world! According to you, what does .ORG mean to internet users…

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