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How to tell if your using a reseller or an actual Hosting Service

There is a fair bit of confusion when it comes to Website Hosting Services. As a Canadian wanting to use a Canadian Hosting Service to keep everything in Canada and your privacy private, you may end up setting up with some one local but then end up being on a website hosting service in the states or elsewhere in the world. Unfortunately, there are a

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The USMCA not such “a terriffic deal for all of us”

We received the following from Maria at OpenMedia a few moments ago. We have removed the call for donations from this message, though if you wish to donate to them you can do so through their website. Donald Trump says that the new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), is “a terrific deal for all of us.”1 But

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We’re Introducing New Auth Code Requirements to Domains

CentralNic, a registry operator, has announced stricter criteria for the authorization codes used to transfer domains in their TLDs, effective July 23, 2018. We expect other registries to follow suit and have decided to apply these same heightened auth code requirements to all other gTLDs as of November 1, 2018. We view this change as a step towards a smoother, more secure domain transfer process and anticipate the

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Google Chrome 68 and the SSL (TLS) Certificate

Google’s new age of Secure Internet is set to take another giant leap forward this coming July with the launch of Chrome 68. For the past several years, Google has been increasingly advocating the use of HTTPS by gradually introducing not secure warnings to more and more HTTP pages. But soon, with the release of Chrome 68 due out on July 1st, 2018, Chrome will begin marking

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IPv4 availability has officially been depleted in North America

You may have heard this before, but we are really, really running out of public IPv4 addresses. This week, the regional internet registry responsible for Latin America and the Caribbean, LACNIC, announced it has moved to “phase 3” of its plan to dispense with the remaining network addresses, meaning that only companies that have not received any IPv4 space are eligible. There is no phase 4. That

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Canada and Data Sovereignty for Compliance

Did you know that certain industries are required to retain all their data within Canada due to Data Sovereignty ? First thing’s first: what does Data Sovereignty mean, exactly? Data sovereignty is the notion that data and digital information is protected by the laws of the country it is physically stored in. For obvious reasons, this issue has become a hot topic for cloud providers

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