More New Gtlds Pass Initial Evaluation

More New Gtlds Pass Initial Evaluation

ICANN has cleared 85 more new Gtlds application in its Initial Evaluation. New applications passing the initial evaluation include extensions like place, honeywell, cruises, soccer, rio among others. 7 domain extensions have been sent for the extended valuation and one application for domain extension .taipei has been rejected. The list of the domain extensions cleared in Initial Evaluation are given below:

273 PLACE 1589757 Alberta Ltd.
510 SKI STARTING DOT
1018 ONYOURSIDE Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
1701 HONEYWELL Honeywell GTLD LLC
1702 CRUISES Spring Way, LLC
1703 VIG VIENNA INSURANCE GROUP AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe
1704 NETAPORTER Richemont DNS Inc.
1705 JUEGOS Uniregistry, Corp.
1706 ARAMCO Aramco Services Company
1707 LAMBORGHINI Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
1708 SOCCER Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
1709 PING Ping Registry Provider, Inc.
1711 SURF Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
1712 LOL Uniregistry, Corp.
1713 GALLO Gallo Vineyards, Inc.
1714 PARTS Sea Goodbye, LLC
1715 FLOWERS Piper Ventures, LLC
1716 GREE GREE, Inc.
1717 WEBS Vistaprint Limited
1718 NETFLIX Netflix, Inc.
1719 SCIENCE dot Science Limited
1720 SCHOOL Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
1721 INC Baxter Sunset, LLC
1722 RIO Empresa Municipal de Informática SA – IPLANRIO
1726 BBT BB&T Corporation
1727 MUTUAL Northwestern Mutual MU TLD Registry, LLC
1728 AUSPOST Australian Postal Corporation
1729 BEST BestTLD Pty Ltd
1730 MEN Exclusive Registry Limited
1731 SYMANTEC Symantec Corporation
1732 MED HEXAP SAS
1733 DOCTOR The Medical Registry Limited
1734 DEALS DotDeals Inc.
1735 INSURE Pioneer Willow, LLC
1736 CITADEL Citadel Domain LLC
1737 CARE Goose Cross
1738 BARCELONA Municipi de Barcelona
1739 RACING Uniregistry, Corp.
1740 FEEDBACK Top Level Spectrum, Inc.
1741 AMFAM AmFam, Inc.
1742 DESIGN Black Avenue, LLC
1743 SAVE Amazon EU S.à r.l.
1744 NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK)
1745 PRODUCTIONS Magic Birch, LLC
1746 FORUM dot Forum Limited
1747 FINISH Reckitt Benckiser N.V.
1748 SPOT Charleston Road Registry Inc.
1749 HITACHI Hitachi, Ltd.
1750 WEB Schlund Technologies GmbH
1752 DISH Dish DBS Corporation
1753 VISTAPRINT Vistaprint Limited
1754 ART Merchant Law Group LLP
1755 MAISON Victor Frostbite, LLC
1756 PROPERTIES Big Pass, LLC
1757 NISSAY Nippon Life Insurance Company
1758 BOOK DotBook, LLC
1759 TIFFANY Tiffany and Company
1760 HAUS Pixie Edge, LLC
1761 SKIN L’Oréal
1762 HOCKEY Half Willow, LLC
1764 PHONE Dish DBS Corporation
1765 ALLFINANZ Allfinanz Deutsche Vermögensberatung Aktiengesellschaft
1766 FINANCE Cotton Cypress, LLC
1767 通用电气公司 GE GTLD Holdings LLC
1770 手表 Richemont DNS Inc.
1771 電訊盈科 PCCW Enterprises Limited
1773 珠宝 Richemont DNS Inc.
1774 ارامكو Aramco Services Company
1775 HISAMITSU Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co.,Inc.
1776 INTUIT Intuit Administrative Services, Inc.
1778 ORIENTEXPRESS Orient-Express Hotels Ltd.
1779 GECOMPANY GE GTLD Holdings LLC
1783 TEAM Charleston Road Registry Inc.
1784 CHURCH Life Covenant Church, Inc.
1785 PANASONIC Panasonic Corporation
1787 MAIL Charleston Road Registry Inc.
1788 TECH Charleston Road Registry Inc.
1791 KPN Koninklijke KPN N.V.
1792 PLAY Star Registry Limited
1793 WEATHERCHANNEL The Weather Channel, LLC
1794 CROWN Crown Equipment Corporation
1796 AEG Aktiebolaget Electrolux
1797 STATOIL Statoil ASA
1799 APP dot App Limited
1800 CLOUD ARUBA S.p.A.

Green Hosting by Hostgator

Green Hosting by Hostgator

Green House emissions is a big problem faced by all of us. These emissions is leading to climate change, poor air quality, affecting wildlife, etc. The web servers are also a big source of green house emissions. It is being said that emissions of a web server is equivalent to emissions of a SUV.

Hostgator hosts over 4 million websites on its shared and reseller hosting servers and thus the emissions by these servers were huge. Hostgator, as a resposnible web host, then started thinking about it and took actions to reduce power usage in office and then it further steps to make more energy efficeint servers. Not satisfied with these measures, hostgator then has purchased certified Renewable Energy Credits representing 130% of the electricity used to both power and cool every last one of our shared and reseller servers!

According to the Hostgator site ” HostGator is using renewable energy to both power and cool their servers, whereas a number of green hosts only offset the electricity used to power their servers. That represents a big difference, because servers generate a lot of heat. For every watt of electricity that a server uses, 1-2 watts of electricity are typically required to cool it. What that means is that HostGator is investing in abouttwice as much renewable energy, on a per server basis, as those green hosts only using renewable energy to power their servers. Two, HostGator has invested in Green -e certified Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). That means that all of HostGator’s RECs are verified, tracked and monitored. Sure, there are cheaper carbon credits out there, but HostGator wanted to go green the right way. HostGator can’t very well build a windfarm in downtown Houston, so it’s doing the next best thing and greening its energy at the source with rock solid RECs.

Three, HostGator has purchased RECs for 130% of the electricity used to power and cool its shared and reseller servers. Good luck finding another green host that has gone this far. Believe me- if they had, they’d let you know it.

Four, HostGator has invested entirely in wind RECs generated in their home state of Texas. Even those green hosts that have opted for certified RECs are generally sourcing them from wherever is cheapest.

 

HostGator, on the other hand, is insisting on 100% Texas wind RECs even though HostGator had to pay more for their credits, but it makes sure that that no effort is left in reducing carbon emission

EIG Acquires Mojoness

EIG Acquires Mojoness

Endurance International Group , the owner of leading web hosting comapnies like Bluehost, Hostgator, Ipower, Justhost and many more, has announced the acquisition of Mojoness Inc., the Utah-based provider of WordPress theme and code marketplaces and WordPress and Magento tutorial websites. This acquisition is expected to help its web hosting business with integration of Mojoness products with web hosting products. It is expected that this will help the small business owners to improve the design and looks of the websites with the help of mojoness products.

Mojoness was Founded in 2010 and it operated Mojothemes, Mojocodes, WP Roots and Mage Roots. Since 2010, demand for WordPress and Magento hosting has grown, and web hosts like Nexcess have expanded their WordPress and Magento hosting services to new locations to meet the needs of more customers.

Endurance CEO and founder Hari Ravichandran said in a statement. “This acquisition aligns with our focus on providing robust solutions that help small business owners optimize their online presence. By making popular open-source applications less intimidating for less-technical users, we hope to open up new opportunities to enhance their digital footprint,”

Mojoness co-founder JR Farr said. “It also provides us with an opportunity to help support the small businesses that drive the US economy—because the folks we work with are creating some pretty amazing stuff that can help businesses capitalize on web traffic.” He also said “This transaction enables Mojoness contributors to reach more customers through the Endurance brands, and we appreciate Endurance’s long-standing reputation as a supporter of open source,”

The terms of the acquisition was not disclosed. Wall street Journal has also reported that Endurance International Group is planning to come out with a Initial Public Offering of $ 2.5 billion.

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The spate of acquisitions by the EIG group is making it a giant in the web hosting business with with millions of customers and domain under its management.

Shared Hosting Features

Shared Hosting Features

Hostgator, as we all know, is one of the most respected and biggest web hosting company which offers Shared Hosting besides other forms of hosting. It is one of the most preferred choice for people who are looking for shared hosting plans. Hostgator India also offers similar shared hosting plans. The main features of their shared hosting plans are given below:

  • Hostgator India offers 3 types of shared hosting plans namely – Hatchling, Baby and Business.
  • Hatchling plans comes with Unlimited space, subdomains, Mysql databses, FTPs and bandwidth. You can host only 1 domain with Hatchling plan.
  • Baby plans also comes with Unlimited space, subdomains, Mysql databses, FTPs, Add on and parked Domains and bandwidth. You can host unlimited web sites with this plan.
  • Business plans also comes with Unlimited space, subdomains, Mysql databses, FTPs, Add on and parked Domains and bandwidth. You also get free dedicated IP and Private SSL with this plan. You can host unlimited web sites with this plan.
  • All the three plans comes with 45 days money back guarantee, site builder, 24/7 support, Instant Backups, No contract, 99.99% uptime guarantee, free instant set up and unlimited FTP accounts.
  • All the three plans comes with WordPress Hosting, MYSql Databses, CGI, Fast CGI, PHP5, Ruby on Rails, SSH Perl, Python, SSI, Cron, Frontapge, CURL, GD2, ImageMagik, Streaming Audio/video, Free Module Installation, etc.
  • All the three plans comes with following Email features – Web Mail, E-mail Alias, Auto Responders, Mailing Lists, Catch Alls, Spam Assassin, Mail Forwarding, IMAP Support and SMTP.
  • All the three plans comes with Cpanel which has features like QuickInstall, Soholaunch, Hotlink Protection, IP Deny Manager, Custom Error Pages, Instant Blogs, Instant Portals, Instant PHPnuke, Instant Forums, Instant Guestbook, Instant Counter, Instant Form Mail, Redirect URL, Web Based File Manager, PW Protected Directories and

    phpMyAdmin.

  • There are other features like Zen cart, cube cart, Oscommerce, Shared SSL, Awstats, Webalizer, Error logs, Referrer logs, etc.

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These are some of the important Shared hosting features of Hostgator India. I hope the reader enjoyed and found the information useful in this post. Have happy hosting with Hostgator India.

Hostgator Windows Hosting

Hostgator Windows Hosting

Hostgator, one of the biggest web hosting of the world, has now also started offering windows based hosting. Earlier, Hostgator provided only Linux based hosting but now it has also started offering windows hosting. Currently, Hostgator offers Windows based hosting for Shared Hosting and Dedicated servers only. It offers 2 plans for Windows shared hosting and has 4 types of dedicated servers for windows dedicated hosting.

The main features of the Hostgator Shared Hosting are:

  • Plesk control Panel
  •  Unlimited Sub Domains, FTP Accounts, and Email Account
  • 99.9% uptime guarantee
  • 45 Days money back guarantee
  • Safe Harbor Certified
  • Free Site Builder
  • 4500+ Templates for free
  • Free Website Transfer, Domain Transfer, MySQL Transfer, Script Transfer
  • Website Statistics: AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Manager
  • Applications: Instant Shopping Carts, Blogs, Portals, Forums
  • Password Protected Directories and Custom Error Pages
  •  Web Based File Manager, Hotlink Protection, Redirect URL
  • Unlimited MySQL, Microsoft SQL, and Access Databases
  • Programming Language: ASP, ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 3.5, ASP.NET 4.0, ASP.NET 4.5
  • PHP, Python, SSI,  Curl, GD Library, MVC 3.0, AJAX
  • Unlimited POP3 Email Accounts with SMTP
  • Smartermail Web client
  •  Receive your email to your phone via IMAP Support
  •  SpamAssassin
  • Unlimited Autoresponders, Mail Forwards, Email Aliases, Mailing Lists
  • 24/7/365 Premium Support via Phone, Live Chat, and Ticket System (Email)
  • Automatic Weekly Off-Site Data Backups for free
  • 24/7/365 Server Monitoring
  • Online Support Portal with over 500+ Video Tutorials and 680+ Help Articles
  • HostGator Community Forum Access
  • Instantly install over 30 scripts with just a click!
  • Host your very own BlogEngine blog
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  • Magento Hosting – Free E-commerce platform for your own store
  • Wiki Hosting – Start a Wiki web site with MediaWiki

The main features of Hostgator Windows Dedicated Servers are:
Windows Server 2008 R2 w/ Remote Desktop (64-bit w/ 32-bit compatibility)

  • Parallels Plesk Control Panel 11.x
  • IIS Web Server, MSSQL, Mysql, FTP Server, DNS Server
  • SmarterMail Professional Mail Server
  • Secured Server with Windows Firewall & IPsec Policy
  • Safe Harbor Certified
  • Free SmarterBundle Professional License
  • Create Sitebuilder Account for your Customers
  • Free Enom Domain Name Reseller Account
  • Free Website Transfers for Unlimited Websites
  • Latest Parallels Plesk Control Panel with Multi-Language Availibilty 
  • AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Access, Referrer and Error Logs
  • Instant Shopping Carts, Blogs, Portals, Forums, Counters
  • Password Protected Directories and Custom Error Pages
  • Web Based File Manager, Hotlink Protection, Redirect URL
  • Unlimited Microsoft SQL Databases with SQL Express
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases with phpMyAdmin Access
  • Microsoft Access Database Support
  • ASP, ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 3.5, ASP.NET 4.0
  • PHP, Perl, Python, SSI, Curl, GD Library, MVC 3.0, LINQ
  • IIS URL Rewrite 2.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 Only)
  • FrontPage Extensions and ASP.NET 1.1 (Windows Server 2008 R1 Only)
  • POP3 Email Accounts with SMTP
  • WebMail Access: SmarterMail Client
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  • Fully Redundant Network with NO Single Point of Failure
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  • State of the Art Data Center with Backup Power Generators and HVAC Units.
  • 24/7/365 Premium Support via Phone, Live Chat, and Ticket System (Email)
  • 24/7/365 Server Support
  • Online Support Portal with over 500+ Video Tutorials and 680+ Help Articles
  • HostGator Community Forum Access
  • SpamAssassin
  •  Unlimited Autoresponders, Mail Forwards, Email Aliases, Mailing Lists

 

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Hostgator Windows Dedicated Server Hosting

Hostgator Windows Dedicated Server Hosting

Hostgator, one of the top web hosting company of the world, now also offers Windows Dedicated server hosting. Hostgator offers 4 types of windows dedicated servers with prices $174, $219, $279 and $375 per month respectively. The windows servers of Hostgator are located Texas, USA data center. Hostgator is also offering latest Plesk11 Control Panel absolutely free. The other major features of Hostgator’s windows servers are given below:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 w/ Remote Desktop (64-bit w/ 32-bit compatibility)
  • IIS Web Server, MSSQL, Mysql, FTP Server and DNS Server
  • SmarterMail Professional Mail Server
  • Hostgator’s servers are Safe Harbor Certified.
  • Servers are secured with Windows Firewall & IPsec Policy
  • Free Enom domain reseller account
  • Free website templates
  • Latest Parallels Plesk Control Panel with Multi-Language Availibilty
  • Website Statistics: AWStats, Webalizer, Raw Log Access, Referrer and Error Logs
  • Application Vault: Instant Shopping Carts, Blogs, Portals, Forums, Counters
  • Password Protected Directories and Custom Error Pages
  • Web Based File Manager, Hotlink Protection, Redirect URL
  • Unlimited Microsoft SQL Databases with SQL Express
  • Unlimited MySQL Databases with phpMyAdmin Access
  • Microsoft Access Database Support
  • Supports ASP, ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 3.5, ASP.NET 4.0
  • Supports PHP, Perl, Python, SSI, Curl, GD Library, MVC 3.0, LINQ
  • IIS URL Rewrite 2.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 Only)
  • POP3 Email Accounts with SMTP
  • WebMail Access: SmarterMail Client
  • Receive your email to your phone via IMAP Support
  • SpamAssassin spam blocker
  • Unlimited Autoresponders, Mail Forwards, Email Aliases and Mailing Lists
  • Fully Redundant Network with NO Single Point of Failure
  • Multiple Layers of Network Security
  • Multiple Bandwidth Providers for high speed and glitch free service (AboveNet, ATT, Comcast, Global Crossing, Level(3), NTT)
  • State of the Art Data Center with Backup Power Generators and HVAC Units.
  • 24/7/365 Premium Support via Phone, Live Chat, and Ticket System (Email)
  • 24/7/365 Server Support
  • Online Support Portal with over 500+ Video Tutorials and 680+ Help Articles
  • HostGator Community Forum Access

All the Hostgator Windows servers comes with;

  • Free Set up
  • 10 TB Bandwidth
  • Upto 5 IP Addresses
  • 99.9% Uptime Guarantee
  • Private SSL Support
  • Dual Hard Drives and much more

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These are the top features of Hostgator Windows Dedicated Server Hosting. Hostgator is also offering 20% discount for the first month on Windows Dedicated servers.

ICANN Board Approves New Registrar Accreditation Agreement

ICANN Board Approves New Registrar Accreditation Agreement

ICANN has come out with a new New Registrar Accreditation Agreement which has provided for easier reporting of abuse with registrar, verification of domain registrant information, clearing the role and responsibility of Registrar, etc.

The press release issued by the ICANN is given as follows, ” Los Angeles, California… The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board of Directors today approved a new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) that is expected to bring continued improvements to the domain name ecosystem.

The agreement follows more than a year of negotiations between ICANN and its Registrar Stakeholders Group and represents marked improvements over the last RAA approved in 2009.
“In no small way this agreement is transformational for the domain name industry,” said Akram Atallah, President of ICANN’s Generic Domains Division. “Our multiple stakeholders weighed in, from law enforcement, to business, to consumers and what we have ended up with is something that affords better protections and positively redefines the domain name industry.”
Among the achievements in the RAA:
• Establishment of a registrar point-of-contact for reporting abuse.
• Verification and validation of WHOIS (domain registrant) data.
• Clear establishment of registrar responsibility for reseller compliance.
• Enhanced compliance tools that include broader suspension and termination tools, clarification of audit rights, access to information to facilitate ongoing investigations and annual certification requirements.
“On behalf of the Registrar Stakeholder Group and all ICANN accredited registrars, I am pleased the ICANN Board approved the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement, after all of the hard work put in by all parties,” said Matt Serlin, VP, Domain Management, MarkMonitor, Inc. “We will now work on implementation of the numerous new requirements in the 2013 RAA and we hope to continue the interaction with ICANN staff and the broader community in the future, as registrars roll out these changes.”

 

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Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels

ICANN calls for Volunteer Based Panel for Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels

Today, ICANN takes the next step in the implementation of the IDN Root Zone Label Generation Rules Procedure by publishing the Call for Generation Panels to develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules [PDF, 150 KB].

The IDN Root Zone LGR project will undertake work to develop the rules that identify the valid repertoire of code points for IDN TLDs, as well as the rules for identifying and possibly delegating any IDN variant TLDs. The work is carried out as specified in the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels [PDF, 1.39 MB] and involves an Integration Panel, (to be staffed by paid experts), a set of Advisors to all Panels (formed of paid consultants, ICANN staff, or volunteers), and a set of Generation Panels (consisting of volunteers). This call concerns the latter.

Successful development of the IDN Root Zone LGR depends on having Generation Panels for each script represented in the Root Zone. Generation Panels are expected to represent their communities and to have members with the appropriate skills to perform the substantive work of creating the LGR for the script used by their community.

Each Generation Panel will be comprised of a chair and a number of community representatives, as well as members with technical expertise in the following areas: DNS, IDNA, Unicode, and linguistics of the relevant script. The Call for Generation Panels to develop Root Zone Label Generation Rules [PDF, 150 KB] describes the details of expertise needed, as well as the details of the selection process. Interested volunteers are invited to submit their CV and an expression of interest statement demonstrating how they meet the qualifications to serve as members or chairs. Communities that already have a working group dealing with IDN and Variant issues are solicited to contact ICANN if interested in forming a Generation Panel, partially or entirely based on such an existing working group.

Initially, Generation Panel formation is expected to cover the following scripts, already represented in existing applications from both New gTLD and IDN ccTLD Programs: Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Cyrillic, Greek, Latin, Bengali, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Thai and Georgian. However, the call will remain open for those interested in serving on Generation Panels for other scripts. (Source: http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-11jul13-en.htm)

The New Trademark Clearing House

The New Trademark Clearing House

ICANN has set up a new Trademark Clearing House which will be responsible for protecting the rights of trademark holders as part of ICANN’s New gTLD Program. The Trademark Clearinghouse providers are responsible for verifying trademarks and maintaining a database with the verified trademark records. The verified data in the Trademark Clearinghouse will be used to support both Trademark Claims and Sunrise Services, required in all new gTLDs. The Clearinghouse will play an important role in the New gTLD Program and in the ongoing protection of trademark rights.This is in addition to the rights protection mechanisms that new gTLD operators will be required to implement with the support of the TMCH. Brand owners can submit their trademark documentation to one central database before and during the launch of any given new gTLD.

The TMCH protects the rights of trademark owners in Sunrise period and through Trademarks Claim Service.

Sunrise Period

The new gTld registries are now required to offer a sunrise period in which trademark owners are given an advance opportunity to register their domain names as per their trademark before the domain names registration are open for the general public. The new regulations enforce atleast 30 day period for the sunrise.

Trademark Claims Service

The Trademark Claims period starts after the end of Sunrise period and is for atleast first 90 days after the end of Sunrise period. In this Trademarks Claims period, if anyone attempts to register a domain name matching a Trademark registered in Trademark Clearinghouse will receive notification regarding the relevant mark. If the notified party goes ahead and registers the domain name, the Trademark Clearinghouse will send a notice to those trademark holders with matching records in the Clearinghouse, informing them that someone has registered the domain name.

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Fees

There is a fee for registering your trademarks with the Trademark Clearing House. The details of fees can be accessed from HERE