Namecheap is Hit by a Massive DDOS Attack

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Namecheap is one of the big domain registrar and Web Hosting company based in Los Angeles, California. It’s one of company which makes it possible to type domain name (ex. www.google.com) instead of IP’s address (74.125.236.160). On Thursday, it was hit by a massive Distributed Denial of Service DDOS attack anyone has seen or dealt by anybody. The attack involved of about 100 GBPS of traffic driven towards Namecheap servers. As per company, “it was a new type of attack”. Due to DDOS attack, more than 300 websites were down or inaccessible. The attack was mainly on Domain Name System (DNS) servers.

Hackers, usually perform DDOS attack to target specific companies to disrupt customer’s point of view about it or to downgrade company’s reputation. DDOS attack has affected domain name resolving, Email forwarding, URL’s, domain host record updates etc. The company is constantly trying hard to tackle with huge attack.

Below mentioned is official update from Richard Kirkendall (CEO) and Matt  Russell (VP):

Today is one of the days that as a service provider who strives to deliver excellence day in and day out, you wish you never had. At around 15.55 GMT / 11.55 EST, a huge DDoS attack started against 300 or so domains on our DNS platform. Our DNS platform is a redundant, global platform spread across 3 continents and 5 countries that handles the DNS for many of our customers. This is a platform meticulously maintained and ran, and a platform that successfully fends off other DDoS attacks on an almost-daily basis. Today, however, I am compelled to announce that we struggled. The sheer size of the attack overwhelmed many of our DNS servers resulting in inaccessibility and sluggish performance. Our initial estimates show the attack size to be over 100Gbps; making this one of the largest attacks anyone has seen or dealt with. And this is a new type of attack, one that we and our hardware and network partners had not encountered before. We responded with our well-practiced mitigation plan while also enabling our backup system for those with affected domains. It took us around 3 hours to fully mitigate the attack, working closely with our hardware and network vendors. At this moment in time, 99% of our services are back to normal. I’d like to take this time to apologize to those customers affected. I also wish to iterate that we will learn from this attack and come back stronger, and more robust. We are bringing forward a key DNS infrastructure enhancement program that will see us massively expand the size of our DNS infrastructure and our ability to absorb and fend off attacks like these. We remain firmly committed to delivering the absolute best service possible to our loyal customers.

Richard Kirkendall
CEO

Facebook Acquires WhatsApp Messaging Service for $19bn

Social media giant Facebook announced today that it has acquired WhatsApp. This is one of biggest deal in tech industry. The amount which for which Facebook has acquired WhatsApp is $19 Billion.  WhatsApp was a messaging service started in 2009 by two former Yahoo employees named Jan Koum (CEO) and Brian Acton. WhatsApp has around 450 million active users all over world and expecting to reach 1 billion soon as 1 million new users get added every day.

According to the deal, WhatsApp includes 183,865,778 shares of Facebook stock, valued at $12 billion, along with $4 billion in cash. After acquisition closes, Facebook has promised to grant 45,966,444 restricted stock units (RSUs) to WhatsApp founders and employees, tacking on an additional $3 billion in value to the deal. Additional RSUs will vest over four years following closing.

Facebook acquires WhatsApp

“I’m excited to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire WhatsApp and that their entire team will be joining us at Facebook. Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by building services that help people share any type of content with any group of people they want. WhatsApp will help us do this by continuing to develop a service that people around the world love to use every day.

WhatsApp is a simple, fast and reliable mobile messaging service that is used by over 450 million people on every major mobile platform. More than 1 million people sign up for WhatsApp every day and it is on its way to connecting one billion people. More and more people rely on WhatsApp to communicate with all of their contacts every day.

WhatsApp will continue to operate independently within Facebook. The product roadmap will remain unchanged and the team is going to stay in Mountain View. Over the next few years, we’re going to work hard to help WhatsApp grow and connect the whole world. We also expect that WhatsApp will add to our efforts forInternet.org, our partnership to make basic internet services affordable for everyone.

WhatsApp had every option in the world, so I’m thrilled that they chose to work with us. I’m looking forward to what Facebook and WhatsApp can do together, and to developing great new mobile services that give people even more options for connecting. I’ve also known Jan for a long time, and I know that we both share the vision of making the world more open and connected. I’m particularly happy that Jan has agreed to join the Facebook board and partner with me to shape Facebook’s future as well as WhatsApp’s.

Jan and the WhatsApp team have done some amazing work to connect almost half a billion people. I can’t wait for them to join Facebook and help us connect the rest of the world” said Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook.

“WhatsApp’s extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide. We’re excited and honored to partner with Mark and Facebook as we continue to bring our product to more people around the world” said Jan Koum, founder and CEO of WhatsApp.

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UK Reseller Hosting Offer
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WebHostUK Unveiled Secured and Fast Joomla Hosting Plan

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Monday, February, 03, 2014, WebHostUK, a leading provider of Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS Hosting, SSD Cloud Hosting and Dedicated Servers in UK launched secured and fast Joomla Hosting Plan.

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January, Monday 20, 2014, WebHostUK, a leading UK Web Hosting provider launched special WordPress Hosting Plan.

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Domain Name Whois Verification

ICANN has made it Mandatory to Verify WHOIS Contact Information and Registrant Details through Email Address.

Domain Registrants will start receiving emails from their Domain Registrar to verify their WHOIS Contact Information and contact modifications. ICANN has taken this measure as a security level to avoid fraud orders and domain ownership issues. Below is the email sent by ICANN to all Domain Registrars:

As of January 1, 2014, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has mandated that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Registrant contact modifications.

You have registered one or more domains from Parallels DNN and verification of the Registrant email address is required for these domain name(s) to remain active. Please click the link below to verify the email address. You have until 01/25/2014 to verify this email address. After this date, the domain name(s) will be suspended until the email address is verified.

If you receive email to verify details, kindly click on the link and verify to avoid your domain name suspension. The domain name will remain suspended until Registrant email address is verified.

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Best UK Web Hosting New Year 2014 Offer
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