[photo] Mark Jeftovic

easyDNS CEO, Career Contrarian & AntiGuru

Is Bitcoin a safe store of value?

robert-hunt-1923-german-hyperinflationI just posted this in the thread Do you think Bitcoin is a safe store of value? on the Corner of Berkshire and Fairfax  (some of the smartest value investors you’ve never heard of frequent that board, it’s one of …… Read the rest

We live in a financial Bizarro World

Action-Comics-857-Eric-Powell-500x375Yesterday was bemoaned as one of the worst stock market sell-offs in some time, and even worse, the news keeps getting better.

“Solid jobs data weighs on US markets”

laments Associated Press. “Another largely solid U.S. jobs report kept a …… Read the rest

TDRP proceedings initiated in response to UK police shakedown

london copseasyDNS has filed an RFE (Request For Enforcement) with the .COM/.NET registry operator (Verisign) under the ICANN Tranfers Dispute Resolution Policy (TDRP) to transfer-out three domains currently locked down by Public Domain Registry in response to the City of London (UK) police shakedown requests.

The domains in question were initially suspended, taking the domains down. After requests from both easyDNS and the registrant, PDR restored the domains' original nameservers but kept them on lockdown, in their own words:

"We have currently unsuspended the .. domain names. However the domains have been locked until further investigations are made. We

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easyWEB: Rock Solid Hosting is here.

easyWEB Rock Solid Hosting by easyDNS Now you can host your website under the same umbrella where you have your domains and DNS – easyWEB Rock Solid Hosting by easyDNS is now here.

There a number of reasons you would want to host your website with us now that we've officially entered the space (not the least of which is you've been asking us for web hosting for the better part of a decade, so here it is…)

  • Keep more of your IT infrastructure with a vendor you trust
  • All the servers are in Canada
  • Easily integrates with your DNS settings right here
  • 24×7 support when
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Registrars that complied with “shakedown” requests may now be in violation of ICANN Transfers Policy

City of London Police Shakedown Request in progress

City of London Police Shakedown Request in progress

At the time we posted Whatever Happened To Due Process we were unaware that we were just one of many registrars receiving these notices from the London (UK) Police.

We have since been made aware that this was part of a larger initiative against the BitTorrent space as a whole, and that most if not all of the other registrars in receipt of the same email as us folded rather quickly and acquiesced to the shakedown orders.

Since there were no charges against any of the domains and no court orders, … Read the rest

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