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An Infographic: 15 Interesting Facts About the .net TLD

.net TLD recently surpassed 15 million .net domains registered globally, making it one of the most popular domain extensions on the Internet today. To mark this momentous occasion, Verisign, the operator of the infrastructure for a portfolio of top-level domains including .net and .com, pulled together 15 facts about .net, which go as follows:

15 Facts About .net:

1: Almost 139,000 domains registered in other top-level domains (TLDs) immediately forward to the same name, but as a .net site.

2: The first domain name to ever exist was a .net. While the first domain name to be registered was the now famous Symbolics.com, it is a lesser known fact that the very first domain name ever to exist was Nordu.net. Nordu.net was created by the registry with the same name as the first Internet rootserver (nic.nordu.net). Symbolics.com later went on to be the first domain name to go through the full registration process.

3: Due to its unique status .net is not among the six other original generic top-level-domains in RFC920, the document which outlines the original domain name conventions. It was still created on the same day as the others though – 1/1/1985.

4: Today the .net zone sits over 15 million registered domains, roughly 10 times more than in the year 2000 when there were about 1.5 million registered.

5: The .net zone has doubled in size since 2006.

6: In 2012, the average character length of .net domain names created was 12 characters.

7: As social media grows in popularity, a trend of registering domain names and pointing them to social media accounts is emerging; most notably on Facebook. As of March 2013, 6,503 .net domain names pointed to Facebook. This is up from 5,039 in March 2012. That’s almost a 23% annual growth rate.

8: Approximately half of the 15 million .net domains registered today are registered within the United States.

9: .net domain names are hosted in more than 200 countries worldwide.

10: Almost half (48%) of the .net domains registered in India have e-commerce functionality on their sites.

11: A single .net domain name can be registered in as many as 350 different native languages thanks to internationalized-domain-names (IDNs). IDNs make the Internet more globally accessible and functional by enabling domain names in non-ASCII characters.

12: Verisign applied for three transliterations of .net in Hangul, Simplified Chinese, and Devanagari last year through ICANN’s new gTLD program.

13: The percentage of the total base of .net domain names that are registered in Japan (2.51%) is almost twice that of the percentage of the total base of .com domains that are registered in Japan (1.43%).

14: DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) adds security to the DNS. Compared to .com, .net has almost double the percentage of DNSSEC enabled domains today.

15: Today, more than 99.9% of 6+ character .net domain names are available.

To learn more about .net and see if the domain name you want is available, visit VerisignInc.com/dotnet.

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The Life of Kenneth Brill: A Tribute to the Father of the Data Center Industry [Infographic]

Kenneth G. Brill, Founder, Uptime Institute, passed away earlier this month.

Mr. Brill pioneered several innovations in the data center industry over the past 25 years, including dual power, the industry’s Tier system for evaluating and classifying data center facility performance, and IT/facility energy efficiency and productivity measurement.

His research into the economic meltdown of Moore’s Law, data center productivity and energy efficiency, and IT’s declining economics have had a a major impact on the data center performance and sustainability.

The infographic below by Who Is Hosting This takes a unique look at the life Mr. Brill and examines the legacy he left behind.

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An Infographic: How Safe is Your Website from Hackers?

What do an outdated image re-sizer, US Bank, and computer hacking have in common? In 2012, this well-known bank fell victim to computer hackers due to an old WordPress plug-in.

Hacking is a problem affecting millions of webmasters per year. 648,000,000 websites fall prey to hackers, due to some common neglect and vulnerabilities, that include:

  • Using cheap hosting companies.
  • Hosting outdated plug-ins.
  • Maintaining poor or weak passwords.
  • Leveraging out-of-date platforms, extensions, and third-party services.

A number of weaknesses allow hackers access to your website’s operations and content, potentially halting or ruining present business affairs.

Joomla and WordPress are among hacker-favorited sites, with almost half of the web’s top 100 blogs using WordPress for content management. Heinous actions, such as using script injections and site redirects, are used by hackers who are privy to particular ‘security holes’ related to Joomla and WordPress.

In March of last year, over 30,000 Joomla and WordPress sites were injected with malicious software. In the years 2010-2012, potential for incoming malware and similar threats increased 140%.

While a number of high-profile brands have experienced unsuspected hacks, negligence and lack of awareness are top causes for falling victim of a hacker attack.

Be aware, taking note of available solutions and safeguards:

  • Verify existing websites using Google Webmaster Tools.
  • Use a well-known and secure hosting service.
  • Backup up all website content and associated plans and notes.
  • Use strong, complicated passwords, changing them often.
  • Take inventory of PHP extensions, keeping them up-to-date.
  • Reveal inbound PHP requests, revealing potential hackers’ IP addresses.

This infographic from WhoIsHostingThis.com, gives great insights about website security, possible threats and how you can protect your websites from the same:

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An Infographic: 99.9% of Domains That Have Six or More Characters Available on the .net Domain

Today, being on the Internet is becoming increasingly important for anyone who thinks of owning a business. The Internet opens up a new world for start-ups, savvy businessman or smart entrepreneurs who want to capitalize on the opportunity to spread their business globally.

After deciding the business model, the next thing on the agenda is to finalise an interesting name for the business so that it can be easily searched by people and at the same time, relates to the nature of the business. And then follows the urge to acquire an Internet domain name for the company at the earliest.

For people with innovative business ideas, there are millions of possibilities for the website to be hosted on the world’s best domains, such as .com and .net – yes, it is not as difficult as one thinks to get the name they want for their website! If a business should have an identity online, one can simply choose the domains that help them get that recognition which will define their presence on internet. .com and .net domain names are among the most recognized on the internet.

While .com is a great option and the most sought after for businesses across the world, .net is a rising alternative especially for entrepreneurs building their businesses online. Here’s why: it allows businesses to

  • Be authentic by aligning the business with a domain that is widely recognized.
  • Be confident with a domain that has been connecting businesses and customers online with 100% reliability, availability and security for over 15 years.
  • Be recognizable by choosing the name the owner really wants on a best-in-class domain.

But fret not: the .net names are not all gone! Today, 99.9% of domains that have six or more characters are available on the .net domain. The following infographic illustrates this:

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An Infographic: Is Cloud Based Security Right For Your Company’s Web and Email Systems?

An implementation checklist for Cloud security with in-depth analysis of its modus operandi, merits and options available:

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An Inforgraphic: SMB Cloud Market across Asia Pacific to Reach US $19.8 billion in 2015

Asia Pacific SMB cloud services market opportunity will reach US$19.8 billion in 2015, says the Parallels Asia-Pacific SMB Cloud Insights report.

The huge growth will likely be due to the fact that a majority of the SMBs across Asia-Pacific region prefer to go straight to the cloud, rather than installing in-house IT solutions. China and India with 3.3 million and 3.5 million SMBs respectively are expected to be the front-runners for cloud services in Asia Pacific.

The Infographic below summarizes the key findings of the report. However, country specific findings for Asia-Pacific are:

  • Australia
    Australian SMB market will reach AUD$1.5 billion in 2015, registering a growth of AUD$630 million over the next three years.
  • China
    China, as of September 2012, represented an estimated market of ¥10.8 billion RMB. The figure will likely reach ¥24.2B RMB (US$3.8 billion) in 2015, thereby registering a 31 percent annual growth. 72% of Chinese SMBs who haven’t deployed servers yet, are likely to be major contributors of the growth.
  • India
    Indian cloud services market will reach 36.9 billion (US$664 million) in 2015, registering 45% annual growth over 11.9 billion (US$216 million) in September 2012.

 

To download the complete report by Parallels, click here.

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An Infographic: How Secure is Your Website When Compared to Your PC?

Internet usage and web security go hand in hand. With the exponential growth of Internet traffic over the last decade, online security threats have grown by leaps and bounds too, and the recent flurry of WordPress attacks is a testament to it.

The number of online accounts that get compromised on a daily basis clearly indicate that a great majority of website owners isn’t particularly cautious about their website’s security.

Web Hosting provider HeartInternet recently conducted a research among small business website owners and home PC users to determine whether people take their website security as seriously as their PC security.

Predictably, the answer is no! The survey reveals that only 65% small business website owners have anti-virus software installed on their computers; a stark contrast to 96% of home PC users who have proper security set-ups in place.

The statistics are equally embarrassing when it comes to use of secure passwords, revealing that only half of small business websites protect their sensitive data with strong passwords, compared to 75% of the home users.

Now you don’t like to go through boring statistics, do you? Presented in this good old 90s gaming theme inspired infographic are other key findings of the said security research, wrapped up with helpful tips to help you protect yourself against hacking and online fraud.

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100 Resourceful and Informative Web hosting Blogs you must Follow In 2013

A compilation of top 100 Web hosting blogs to follow in 2013.

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An Infographic- What type of Web Hosting is Best for You?

One of the first questions every website owner faces is what type of Web Hosting is best for his website. The decision to choose between shared hosting, dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, Managed Hosting and Hybrid Hosting is influenced by one major question: What type of site do you want to host? The Infographic below will help you get better hold of the idea.

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An Infographic- How do Certification Authorities Issue SSL Certificates?

This Infographic sheds light on the steps taken by Certification Authorities for issuing the  green padlock and “https”.  Also included is information regarding  how a browser confirms the relevancy of an SSL certificate and the displays warning  for the websites which do not contain one.  You can learn more about SSL certificates and their working here and here.How do Certification Authorities Issue SSL Certificates?