UNICEF Announces Official Cryptocurrency Fund

UNICEF has announced that it will now accept donations in ether and bitcoin to back Open Source projects, through an official cryptocurrency fund.

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Democracy.com for Sale

Democracy.com is up for sale, starting at $300,000.

Via: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/us/democracy-for-sale.html

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Crypto Deathwatch Thread

Whilst Bitcoin has lost 50% from the peak a couple of years ago most coins are doing far worse, good example is the prior second and third biggest, Ripple (down 95% from the peak) and Ethereum (down 90% from the peak).

Also news that Facebook's Libra is very much on the rocks with backers looking to pull out (whole thing reminds me of another .mobi).

https://www.cnet.com/news/facebooks...edly-looking-to-cut-ties-with-cryptocurrency/

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.Melbourne – It’s a Dud

In my opinion there is a lot of things about this extension that is NQR,

-The term is in the wrong place. “Melbourne” should be at the front of the domain most of the time. Melbourne Musuem, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Acquarium, Melbourne Film Festival. All these geo extensions have the same problem.

-Length? 9 letters. How long is a full domain going to be with this extension? This one is well beyond practical to type.

-It is a small market, especially compared to other geo...

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Open Source Alternative to Zapier

This looks pretty cool and might come in handy..

https://n8n.io


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SEO Authority Domain Deals Newsletter by Media Options

May be of interest to some members:

Via...

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Custom Number Plates with Second Line for QLD

Can imagine people getting creative with this!

Source:...

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The World’s Most Abused TLDs

Came across Spamhaus' list of TLDs with their "Badness Index", have only seen a few of them in the wild.

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Using Unmanaged Host Services – Your Own Server

If you are a customer that wants total control of your web site administrative functions then you might want to look at unmanaged web hosting services to give you complete remote control administration over your server. The technical side of the server can be controlled by a designated administrator that you pick to handle your web information.

You have to have a technical person to install the server and manage the server if you don’t have the expertise because you as the customer will be responsible for maintaining the server environment. That’s why unmanaged servers are recommended for individuals and businesses with server administration resources.

As far as developing applications and controlling the applications without going through technical support personnel on the managed server side, these types of servers are usually used when companies are developing real time response systems on the internet, such as geographical, science, engineering and multimedia/entertainment applications.

Unmanaged servers allow you to add extra hard disk space to increase your space capacity and many computer companies sell physical servers that are configured for unmanaged hosting applications. Companies like Dell and HP have software programs that not only will run an office network but also handle web server and development applications.

Small businesses that don’t need a server on site and deal with administrative web packages should go with the managed hosting packages that provide assistance and administrative support. Managed applications will do just fine because of the costs that are incurred with maintaining an unmanaged server. Unmanaged servers need constant upgrades of software and hardware constantly which could cost your small business a big chunk of change.

Unmanaged servers are expensive to maintain and run unless you are a small firm that develops in house web applications. The best advice is to have a consultant draw up an IT plan to see if you need this type of hosting service or not.

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How to Pick a Hosting Provider

How do you choose a hosting provider when there are thousands of hosting companies available online? It’s like searching google.com trying to find restaurants. There are lots of them. Hopefully these tips will steer you in the right direction. Important factors in selecting a web hosting company include the percentage of server uptime. 99% uptime is the dream standard for server uptime, 65% is unacceptable. The higher the downtime of a server, the lower the potential for traffic at your web site. Another consideration is how much space is provided for the files that will make up your web site. How much bandwidth is in your package? Monthly bandwidth is the amount of data transfer allowed for visitors to view and use your web site.

With today’s changing trends in web hosting services, it is important to get as much server space and bandwidth as you can. This will allow for necessary updates and increased traffic to your site as it becomes more popular.

It is equally important when purchasing business web hosting that PHP and CGI access is provided; along with features such as MySQL, Real Audio, Real Video, and Cold Fusion (which some companies sell as an add on component). A crucial feature necessary for doing ecommerce is SSL, or Secure Socket Layer. This encrypts all order and credit card information until it reaches you. An SSL certificate can be purchased from most web hosting providers. Displaying it on your ecommerce web site verifies that your site transactions are safe and secure.

You will also need a domain name that reflects the nature of your business. For instance, a sports business might have a URL that is www.sydneysports.com.au . To get your own unique domain name, you must first check the availability of the name with a domain name search, offered by domain registrars such as Domain.com, Namecheap, Crucial Paradigm and the oldest registrar Network Solutions.

There are many service providers to choose from. If you do your homework, you’ll find some good deals that will fit your budget.

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