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Digital RGB http://kixhosting.com Web Hosting and Domains made simple! Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:43:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.4 Search Giant Google Announces Launch of AMP http://kixhosting.com/s/ http://kixhosting.com/s/#respond Mon, 29 Feb 2016 18:18:21 +0000 http://kixhosting.com/?p=5072 Google has announced the launch of AMP, which will allow users to create web pages with static content. The solution provides three elements: AMP HTML, AMP JS and Google AMP Cache. The AMP HTML element is a limited type of HTML allowing for an enhanced performance. Many of the tags are the same as traditional HTML.

AMP JS makes it easier and faster for AMP HTML pages to render, while AMP Cache helps to speed up the entire operation. These pages are showing up in the search results, already, especially for news services.

Read the full story here.

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Ads on Right of Search Results soon to be Removed by Google http://kixhosting.com/ads-on-right-of-search-results-soon-to-be-removed-by-google/ http://kixhosting.com/ads-on-right-of-search-results-soon-to-be-removed-by-google/#respond Sun, 28 Feb 2016 02:36:07 +0000 http://kixhosting.com/?p=5225 Search giant Google has announced that it is to remove adverts from the right hand side of desktop search results pages. News that the company was limiting the number of adverts to only the top and bottom of search results pages has shocked many. However, although adverts are being removed, an additional advert will be shown at the top of the page for advertising that generates a lot of revenue (such as hotel advertising).

Read the full story here.

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Spoitify is moving to Google’s Cloud Servers http://kixhosting.com/spoitify-is-moving-to-googles-cloud-servers/ http://kixhosting.com/spoitify-is-moving-to-googles-cloud-servers/#respond Sat, 27 Feb 2016 03:00:19 +0000 http://kixhosting.com/?p=5234 Spotify this week announced that much of its data will be moved from its own servers to the Google Cloud Platform, marking what is seen as a major coup for the search giant. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Spotify’s music files will still be hosted on a storage service from Amazon, which has long been the dominant player in cloud hosting, though its core infrastructure will move to Google. According to the music streaming service, Google’s data analytics capabilities were the deciding factor in the shift.

“That’s where Google has the edge and that’s where we think they will continue to have the edge,” Nicholas Harteau, Spotify’s vice president of engineering and infrastructure, tells The Wall Street Journal.

The move has also fueled speculation that Google may eventually acquire Spotify to gain a stronger foothold in the streaming market. Spotify has more than 20 million subscribers and 75 million active users, while Apple Music reportedly reached the 10 million subscriber mark last month. Google was reportedly interested in acquiring Spotify in 2014, but talks broke down over price negotiations.

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The SSL Certificate Options Just Got Even Better! http://kixhosting.com/the-ssl-certificate-options-just-got-even-better/ http://kixhosting.com/the-ssl-certificate-options-just-got-even-better/#respond Wed, 27 May 2015 07:59:11 +0000 http://kixhosting.com/?p=5041
More Website Security Options Now Available

We have always offered Rapid SSL, GeoTrust and Comodo SSL certificates.  However, we are now able to also offer you Symantec, thawte and Certum SSL certificates.  We were fortunate to team-up with one of the top SSL providers to be able to provide this great service to you.  They will also be available to auto-renew; no more having to hurry and purchase a new one before it runs out.
Although they are not listed on our website for availability to purchase yet, they are available.

Please contact us in the meantime if you are interested and we will be more than happy to assist you.

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Time For Change http://kixhosting.com/rebranding-time-for-change/ http://kixhosting.com/rebranding-time-for-change/#respond Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:51:53 +0000 http://kixhosting.com/?p=5046

As you may have already noticed, we are in the process of rebranding our company and website.  We have decided that the best interest of the company is to focus more on hosting and domains for our customers, versus the design aspect.  We will still offer these services, but it is not going to be our main focus and priority.

Due to this transition, we realized that a domain name change is a must.  You will see the website pages transition from the old name to the new.  This will also require a business name change. Until everything is legal and binding, all payments will still be made the same until this transaction takes place.  We will keep you updated when the final steps are taken to achieve our goals.

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Website Redesign with Many New Features http://kixhosting.com/website-redesign-with-many-new-features/ http://kixhosting.com/website-redesign-with-many-new-features/#respond Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:56:44 +0000 http://kixhosting.com/?p=5048 Website Overhaul with New Features Available

We are working hard to implement a brand-new site which is more user friendly with great new features.

So far, we have implemented the ability to purchase various additional TLD’s; outside the scope of:  .com, .org, .net, .name. 

We have made Network Status available even if you are not logged in.

Network and Data Centers page has also been added describing our equipment.  It is very descriptive with all specifications along with images.
MOST IMPORTANT – You will also notice a very nice NEW “back-end” making it much easier to manage your account.

We appreciate your patience while we make these modifications.

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Europol seizes 292 domains for counterfeit goods on Cyber Monday http://kixhosting.com/europol-seizes-292-domains-for-counterfeit-goods-on-cyber-monday/ http://kixhosting.com/europol-seizes-292-domains-for-counterfeit-goods-on-cyber-monday/#respond Thu, 04 Dec 2014 03:08:51 +0000 http://kixhosting.com/?p=5238 The European law agency Europol has seized 292 domain names in cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and 25 law enforcement agencies from 19 countries. The sites were allegedly used to sell counterfeit merchandise, such as sportswear, electronics, pharmaceuticals, but also movies and music.

Countries involved were: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.

Read the Full Story here.

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Ignore those ICANN emails? I would think twice… http://kixhosting.com/ignore-those-icann-emails-you-absolutely-cannot-anymore/ http://kixhosting.com/ignore-those-icann-emails-you-absolutely-cannot-anymore/#respond Sun, 12 May 2013 21:14:59 +0000 http://kixhosting.com/?p=5159 What does this mean for your domain?

This means that as of June 23rd we will be subject to enforcing the new Whois Accuracy Program (WAP) which was enacted by ICANN earlier this year. All registrants of any domains under which KIX Hosting is directly accredited (.COM, .NET, .ORG .BIZ, and .INFO) will henceforth be subject to the WAP. (Note, all new GTLDs such as .website, .host and are handled through our OpenSRS Resellers tag and are thus already subject to the WAP).

WHAT IS THE WHOIS ACCURACY PROGRAM?

The Whois Accuracy Program (WAP) was created by ICANN, the body that oversees internet namespaces such as .com/.net/.org etc in co-operation with various Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) in attempt to increase accuracy of data supplied in domain Whois records (see “What is a domain Whois record” below)

In this stage of the program what is required is that at certain specific points in a domain name’s life cycle, domain registrants must complete an action that attests to the accuracy of the data supplied in the Registrant data supplied.

Key domain life cycle points or events that trigger the WAP are:

  • Registration, renewal[1] or transfer of a domain name using a new (previously unverified) contact data.
  • Modification of a domain’s Whois record to new values that are not previously verified.
  • If an administrative email such as a renewal notice, or a Whois Data Reminder Policy (WDRP) bounces or is otherwise undeliverable.

In any of these case, a Whois Accuracy Program process is initialized which takes the form of sending emails to the Registrant (yes, this can mean sending this notice to the same address that bounced and started this process in the first place), requesting them to verify their Whois data:

– See more at: The Whois Accuracy Program (WAP)

The initialization of this process commences a time limited process (we refer to this process internally as the “Domain DOOMSDAY CLOCK”, which is 15 days in length.

YOUR DOMAIN WILL CEASE FUNCTIONING IF YOU FAIL TO CONFIRM YOUR DATA

If the Whois data remains unverified after 15 days, the Registrar must suspend the domain, causing it to cease resolving over the internet, until such time as it can verified.

THIS IS NOT A SICK JOKE

This is a real policy, enacted by ICANN, which binds all domain registrars accredited under the 2013 RAA. Many Registrars are already operating under it, and there are already numerous horror stories in which high profile, super busy domains have been shut off and ceased operating because of failure to comply with this policy.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL KIX HOSTING MEMBERS TO BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING:

After June 23, 2015 whenever one of your domains hits an event outlined above, you will be receiving an email notice from us asking you to “Click this link to verify your Whois data”. Even though it looks like an obvious phishing attempt, it isn’t.

THANK ICANN

You can thank ICANN for this policy, because if it were up to us, and you tasked us with coming up with the most idiotic, damaging, overkill, disaster prone policy that accomplishes less than nothing and is utterly pointless, I question whether we would have been able to pull it off at this level. We’re simply out of our league here.

– See more at: The Whois Accuracy Program (WAP)

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New Hosting Site with Billing Software http://kixhosting.com/new-hosting-site-with-billing-software/ http://kixhosting.com/new-hosting-site-with-billing-software/#respond Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:59:29 +0000 http://kixhosting.com/?p=5050

We are in the process of implementing a new hosting website for our clients with fulll billing integration.  Our customers will be able to change their hosting plans, add domains to their accounts and pay their bills online with Paypal integration.  We are excited to add these features for you.

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