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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TM 40G Traffic loss to North America since Monday

Currently TM experiencing a total of 40G loss to US  which is suspected due to cable fault occurred on Philippines and Hong Kong. TM REs are in the midst of troubleshooting (fine-tune) the affected path.

Links Down US:

1.            IGW01.JRC-IGW01.SJ – Backhaul (10G)

2.            IGW02.CBJ-IGW01.PA – Backhaul (10G)

3.            IGW01.JRC-SAVVIS – Transit (10G)

4.            IGW02.JRC-IGW01.LA – Backhaul (10G)

Total Loss: 40G/75G(53.33%)

Available Link : 35G(46.66%)

•             Observed high congestion at available links.

o             KLJ – PA 2.5G util (in/out) : (92/60)%

o             CBJ –SJ 2.5 G util (in/out) : (92/60)%

o             CBJ –SJ 2.5 G util (in/out) : (92/60)%

o             CBJ- LA 10G util (in/out) : (94/13)%

o             BRF- LA 2.5G util (in/out) : (84/54)%

Traffic shaping and prioritization now in effect , although users would not feel the slowdown when browsing but other protocols like video streaming, downloading, proxy browsing, SSH using non standard port experience high latency and delay.

 

Ref : Announcement by TM

SKMM – Block File Sharing Now!

SKMM or Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has released an official order to block access to file sharing web sites to all ISPs in Malaysia. The order given based copyright grounds.
P1 Wimax provider uploaded the official letter to its wall on social media site – Facebook.  The move is quite drastic and will surely enrage internet users in Malaysia.

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The blocking will be done via DNS resolution query ;  null route the query to deny access.  To  bypass the restriction simply  using  this method.
Many users use file sharing to send huge files to be distributed to friends or clients abroad. Since email transmission is impractical (25MB attachment max) and Anonymous FTP is no longer provided by web hosting provider due to security and abuse, users may have to use other file sharing services not listed in the list.

 

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PEMANDU taking steps to curb challenges for Data Centre Industry

The Malaysian government’s ambition to transform the country into a world-class datacenter hub is a promising move, but several challenges will need to be ironed out to ensure success, say industry watchers.

Prime Minister Najib Razak last year announced a national masterplan comprising public-private sector economic activities to transform Malaysia into a high-income nation. Dubbed the Economic Transformation Program (ETP) and facilitated by government arm, Pemandu, the scheme seeks to double the country’s per-capita income to US$15,000 by 2020.
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Jaring ISP appointed new CEO

JARING Communications Sdn Bhd, an internet service provider, has named Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Yaacob as its new chief executive officer effective March 1.


Nik Abdul Aziz, a former senior director of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), replaced Dr. Mohamed Awang Lah, Jaring said in a statement yesterday.

An engineer by training, Nik Abdul Aziz, 42, was also a senior vice president with Khazanah Nasional Bhd from 2005 until 2008, in charge of major IT development projects

Read more: Nik Abdul Aziz is Jaring’s new chief executive

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Verizon awarded $33.15m against cybersquatter

Verizon has been awarded $33.15m in a cybersquatting lawsuit against a shady domain aggregator that registered hundreds of websites using the telco’s name and trademarks.

In a default judgment this week, a federal court in Northern California ruled this week that OnlineNIC should pay $50,000 for each of the 633 domains Verizon claims were created specifically to be confused with legitimate Verizon brands.

According to the lawsuit filed in June 2008, OnlineNIC used an automated process to claim sites such as verizononline.com, myverizonwireless.com, 123verizonphones.com, accountverizonwireless.com, and iphoneverizonplans.com. The fake Verizon sites hosted ad links and pop-under advertisements that resulted in revenue for OnlineNIC.

Verizon calls the decision “the largest cybersquatting judgment ever” – which is probably a bit far-reaching unless the company follows the ancient Mayan calendar in which the universe ends in 2012. And that award could be $22 zillion, for all it matters – the real trick will be collecting it. No one appeared in court on OnlineNIC’s behalf, and Verizon itself can’t figure out exactly who’s behind the scheme, according to court documents.

Verizon claims that OnlineNIC conceals its owners’ true identities and involvement by using numerous shell entities, fictitious businesses, and personal names for ICANN registration. The firm also allegedly deletes infringing domains within five days and then re-registers to avoid paying registration costs and to avoid detection by trademark owners.

OnlineNIC claims to be based in San Francisco, although its website offers an Oakland, California mailing address. Court filings show that Verizon was unable to find a correct mailing address for any OnlineNIC employees at which to serve the court summons.

Nevertheless, in a statement Verizon says that the judgment “should send a clear message and serve to deter cybersquatters who continue to run businesses for the primary purpose of misleading consumers.”

Microsoft and Yahoo also have similar lawsuits currently pending against OnlineNIC. ®

Source : The Register