First they came for the file-sharing domains…

[easyDNS did not terminate wikileaks DNS, that was everyDNS. See this ]

(Background: as you may or may not be aware, earlier in the year the US Department of Homeland Security began seizing domain names of various filesharing websites. Suddenly the agency tasked with protecting the United States from further terrorist attacks was now seizing domain names to combat copyright infringement. Without further adieu ado, I bring you “First they came for the file-sharing websites….)

First, they came for the file-sharing websites, because they were infringing on copyright. (I didn’t care, because I didn’t share files).

Then, they came for the illegal offshore pharmacies, because they were facilitating the import of dangerous generic pharmaceuticals that massively undercut the name brand companies. (I didn’t care because I didn’t buy generic drugs)

These first choices may have seemed odd, because there were far worse things out there on the internet to go after. However, since nobody cared too much about the file-sharing sites and the illegal generic pharmacies, they figured it was safe to take things up a notch…. (more…)

Web Applications Developer

We’re looking for a web applications developer. If you or somebody you know is interested, please have a look at the job description.

This is for our office here in Toronto, however we are not opposed to remote work for the right candidate. Such a person would have to have a proven track record of being able to work from a distance and achieve results.

Network issue – [resolved]

We recently experienced a network issue with one of our upstream providers at one of our co-location facilities. This issue was limited to just under an hour, during which time our sysAdmins worked with our upstream provider to determine the cause, and implement a fix. All affected systems are currently accessible and operating normally.

During this network issue, customers would have experienced slower than usual performance with the easyDNS interface, and some email delays. At no point was our primary DNS service affected.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

The Domainer Life Comix: Episode #1 – The "Domain Parked" Page

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What is your registrar doing with your parked domains? Well if we’re your registrar, we’re just parking them. Optionally, we enable you to customize your parked pages in a variety of handy ways. But if we’re not your registrar, who knows? Most other registrars monetize their own customers’ parked domains by running pay-per-click ads on them, and then keeping the money.

Email relay delays – [resolved]

First off, for more information about what greylisting is, please go to the following URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greylisting

Today we experienced an issue with the greylisting service we have implemented upon our mailservers. Email that was being relayed to our mail forwarding servers was being deferred as the greylisting service was temporarily not accepting new email. As per the configuration for our greylisting, this led to the deferral, and thankfully not an outright rejection, of email, so no emails should have been lost (unless the sending mailserver gave up, which if it does within less than 24 hours, is a misconfiguration on the sending mailserver’s side).

Customers who noticed a lack of email during the day should expect to receive a backlog of email in the near future, if not already.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused, and shall be taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.