Web hosting company invites us to Kansas to check out its 55,000 square-foot facility
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary in the United States, web hosting company 1&1 invited us to check out its sophisticated 55,000 square-foot data center in Lenexa, Kansas.
If you’re unfamiliar with 1&1, the company started in Germany in 1988 and focuses on helping people and small-to-medium businesses build websites. The company’s research shows that many small-to-medium companies want to build professional-quality sites, but are intimidated by the process.
Do you own a .com domain? If so, the U.S. government can seize it at any time. The same applies to .net, org. .biz, and other top-level domains (TLDs), and it doesn't matter where you live. You could reside half way around the world. You could be hiding out in Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific ocean that you probably never heard of, and the U.S. government could still take control of your .com website.
Later this year, the much-debated .xxx top level domain will go live, but the domain name gold rush is already on. The .xxx domain is being presented as a sort of “red light district” for the internet. But before all that happens, individuals and organizations with a trademark are being given the opportunity to snap up .xxx domains to protect their brands. It turns out that one group taking advantage of this is higher education.
After years of wrangling over the issue, ICANN has approved the .xxx top level domain (TLD). The new registry will be executed and overseen by the ICM as it was last submitted in August 2010. The creation of this new TLD will create a section of the internet specifically set aside for material of a, shall we say, mature nature. But not everyone is happy about the move.