[photo] Mark Jeftovic

easyDNS CEO, Career Contrarian & AntiGuru

Is Rogers Throttling VPN Connections?

Update – April 3/2015

I’m not so sure about this anymore. Since writing this article I had a Rogers tech over and he replaced the cable in the back yard. My Rogers connection is now a lot faster. > 30Mb/sec download. My A/B tests between VPN and no VPN are roughly the same since. I’ve seen some links to this post out there so I should mention my latest findings.


After reading Michael Geist’s article about a senior VP at Rogers calling on the Canadian Government to shutdown VPNs it occurred to me that I have been experiencing chronically crappy … Read the rest

An Open Letter to Bittorrent and File Sharing Sites

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The Birthday Massacre, who is managed by my former college prof Terry MacManus. During our telephone conversation discussing the effect of filesharing on content creators I downloaded their entire 6-album catalog via bittorrent. For free.

Since our successful wrangling with another ICANN registrar over the rights  of domain name holders and the responsibilities of registrars when transferring their names, we have unsurprisingly become a "goto" registrar for bittorrent and filesharing sites.

I wanted to clarify the easyDNS stance on this because I think the entire filesharing space has a limited time window to position for the future and nothing less … Read the rest

Lean Startup / MVP Life Cycle (Bubble 2.0 version)

Step 1: Think up some idea for a feature.

Have your team use this tag cloud to assemble a “feature mash-up” which looks like it could drive value through the startup life cycle. Remember, you’re #1 job is to be featureful, provide a rich user experience and drive value throughout the entire vertical you are about to make-up define.

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I almost invented Shazam

Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 1.02.27 PM   Many years ago I was ostensibly on the advisory board of a company called “Predixis”, (later MusicIP). They were a service that had digitized a boatload of music and their raison d’etre was to be able to predict, based on what songs were in your library, what other songs you would like.

Try as I might I could never really get galvanized around this idea. It worked ok. I ran my band The Parkdale Hookers through it and it came back with The D4. Well done. But I still never got really excited, not enough to sell my shares … Read the rest

Andy Lehrer Files Amended Claim Adding 3 New Allegations Against easyDNS

In the matter of Andy Lehrer vs Tim Rourke & easyDNS, Mr. Lehrer has filed an amended claim adding three new allegations against easyDNS.

Mr. Lehrer has dropped the paragraph that seeks removal of the website (this avenue is not available under Small Claims cases).

Mr. Lehrer has added three additional allegations against easyDNS. There is no need to repost the new claim, it is more or less the same as the old claim, with the additional paragraphs 54-56. The allegations seek to treat our posting of the actual lawsuit as an "egregious" and malicious act and he is … Read the rest

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