Country Domain .MY Report August 2013

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Since May 2013, the number of active domain names dip below 2012 period.  The  high domain price contributed to the slow adoption of  .my country level extensions. For example domain name  yourname.my cost RM 120.00  –  three times higher than top level yourname.com. Other factors highlighted by by our customers is privacy protection.  .MY extension WHOIS  query is publicly available.  Many domain owners complained that they often  targeted with unsolicited email. Spammers often collect information from WHOIS from newly registered .my domains.  My extension domains also lack of DNS management interface. Top level domain providers often bundled this feature as complimentary or add on with minor charges.

Despite of the issues highlighted above, good names are still available for .my country domains. DataKL also can assist you to use your .my domains to help you to point to blogspot, Google Aps, tumbler and any other services without additional cost. It is advisable to use non primary email for domain registration if you are concern being a target of unsolicited email.  DataKL will inform you via text messaging service if your domain is about to expire.  DataKL also would offer assistance if you prefer to renew .my domain extensions and to appoint as billing invoicing party. Contact us is regards of .My domains.

 

100Gbps The Bay of Bengal Cable Will be Ready in 2014

After Cahaya Malaysia cable-  a two-fibre pair cable system linking Malaysia direct to Japan as well as to Hong Kong, Malaysia will be involved in Bay of Bengal  Cable system.

A consortium consist of ISPs  including Telekom Malaysia, Vodafone, Omantel, Etisalat and Dialog Axiata working together to construct 8,000-km undersea cable system across the Indian Ocean to connect Southeast Asia. The cable which will have capacity  of 100Gbps  expected to be fully operational by the end of 2014.

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WordPress Plugin Upgrade Timeout Issue

If you experiencing failure to update plugins bigger than 2mb i.e Jetpack, you may want to look at Core Control plugin

Core control plugin allows you to select and disable problematic HTTP transport control.
In our case, we prefer cURL method because its is more reliable than PHP Streams.  Here is how to configure.

Core Control

Then Select External HTTP  Access

Then you can try update your plugins again.

 

Php upgrade 5.3.13

We have upgraded all Php versions to 5.3.13.

PHP 5.3.12/5.4.2 do not fix all variations of the CGI issues described in CVE-2012-1823. It has also come to our attention that some sites use an insecure cgiwrapper script to run PHP. These scripts will use $* instead of “$@” to pass parameters to php-cgi which causes a number of issues. Again, people using mod_php or php-fpm are not affected.

One way to address these CGI issues is to reject the request if the query string contains a ‘-‘ and no ‘=’. It can be done using Apache’s mod_rewrite like this:

    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^[^=]*$
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} %2d|\- [NC]
    RewriteRule .? - [F,L]

Note that this will block otherwise safe requests like ?top-40 so if you have query parameters that look like that, adjust your regex accordingly.Another set of releases are planned for Tuesday, May, 8th. These releases will fix the CGI flaw and another CGI-related issue in apache_request_header (5.4 only).

 

TM Network Capacity (End 2011)

Last year Malaysia  Internet access  penetration was 61% percent of the population or equivalent to 17,723,000 users.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad is now expanding its network and peering to cater this huge growth of traffic.

General Network Information
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Network Name         : Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM)
Name Aliases         : TM Global IP Network
Primary ASN          : 4788
Website              : www.tm.com.my
IRR AS-SET           : TMNET-MY
Network Type         : Cable/DSL/ISP
Approx BGP Prefixes  : 3000
Traffic Levels       : 100+ Gbps
Traffic Continue reading TM Network Capacity (End 2011)

Who will acquire Jaring?

JARING (Jaring Communications Sdn Bhd)  was the first ISP in Malaysia. Jaring core business are  Wired Broadband, Wireless Broadband, Telephony and Internet Data Center.  After turning down acquisition from TM and Time dot com a while back, Jaring is now up for sale.
The bidders are ;

Optinet Technology Sdn Bhd
Melaka ICT Holdings,
Ersatech Sdn Bhd,  and
Dignity First Sdn Bhd

Jaring is operated by 350 staffs and MOF is estimated to gain RM 50 million from the sale.

 

Copper Server Migration 19th May 2012

Copper Server Migration 19th May 2012

Server Migration | Data Center Consolidation

 

 

We would like to inform our customers – that we will migrate this server 202.190.176.101 (copper) to our main network in Telekom Malaysia VADS – Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
In order to have better response time in *Level 1 support, dual power source, higher network bandwidth and better connectivity, we plan to consolidate our servers to be housed   in Brickfields mainly.

Details  :
Current Server IP :  202.190.176.101
Server  Hostname :  Copper

New Server IP :  210.48.154.104
Current Location : Technology Park  – Jaring IDC
New Location : TM VADS, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
Server  Shut down Time  : 19  May 2012 – 5.00PM
Estimated  Down Time  : 3 -5 hours

No action required on your part. No change of DNS required.
Please take note if you are using managed DNS service (No site detected in this server)
Cloudflare CDN service ( No Service detected in this server)
Please update the IP after or during server migration

Please contact support@datakl.com if you need more information.

*Level one Support – Server rebooting,  access  to server/data center  for troubleshooting  or maintenance

Who are in ROKSO list this year? The Register of Known Spam Operations

100 Known Spam Operations responsible for 80% of your spam.

80% of spam received by Internet users in North America and Europe can be traced via aliases, addresses, redirects, locations of servers, domains and dns setups, to a hard-core group of around 100 known spam operations, almost all of whom are listed in the ROKSO database.

Each spam operation, or “spam gang”, consists on average of between 1 to 5 spammers (giving an etimated total of 300-400 spammers).

The majority of the spammers on the ROKSO List operate illegally and move from network to network and country to country seeking out Internet Service Providers with poor security or known for not enforcing of anti-spam policies.

Many of these spam operations pretend to operate ‘offshore’. Those who don’t hide behind anonymity pretend to be small ‘ISPs’ themselves, claiming to their providers that the spam is being sent not by them but by non-existent ‘customers’. When caught, almost all use the age old tactic of lying to each ISP long enough to buy a few days or weeks more of spamming and when terminated simply move on to the next ISP already set up and wating.

Without further ado  jump over to Spamhaus

SMS Notification For Invoices / Domain Expiry

We are excited to announce that we have added new feature – SMS notification (one way) to inform our customers for pending invoices and domain renewal notification . Even though this feature still in beta phase, customers can opt in by logging in client area and add a mobile number including country code format and choose option”Yes” to receive this notification.  If you select “NO” the system will not send you automated reminder SMS.

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Email notification will still be functional or active. This service is free to help customer renew their account before domain reached expiry date. Expired domain will undergo DNS propagation and your web site will be online again after 6/8 hours.