Asia Running Out Of IP Address

On April 15 – Apnic – The Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), which is the organization responsible for distributing IP address (IP) in most of Asia, Australia, and the Pacific announced that they no longer have IP address to be distributed.  Chinanet Fujian Province Network apparently the last company to snatch half a million of IP addresses allocated for Internet Service Providers (ISP).

APNIC
APNIC

The only solution is to accelerate the implementation of IPV6 but many ISPs especially in Asia pacific region is still not IPV6 ready.  IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses and can support 4.3 billion devices connected directly to the Internet. IPv6, on the other hand, uses 128-bit addresses and supports a virtually unlimited number of devices.

APNIC is holding 16.7 million IPv4 addresses, but the body still has reserves for other usage.  According to Apnic the exhaustion due to IPv4 the growth in fixed and mobile networks experienced in the region.

.My Domain Query Via SMS

Effective from 23 May 2011, you can check .my domain name availability instantly by sending SMS to .MY Domain Registry.
Below are the expected SMS you will receive:
Domain Name is AVAILABLE to apply
Domain Name is NOT AVAILABLE to apply
Domain Name is NOT FOLLOW the Rules of Choices of Domain Name
Step:
Type MYcheckand send to 36828.

NOTE:
This service is only available to Celcom, DiGi and Maxis subscribers.
One domain name per SMS only. Each SMS Alert is charged RM0.30. Your mobile number must be active and a minimum of RM1.00 credit balance is required to receive the SMS reply.

Google will house their servers in N9?

Has Google finally decided Malaysia to be one of location to host their servers in the Asian region? Our previous Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi met with Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the Davos conference in Switzerland in 2008 and the outcome was positive. Naturally Malaysia is the best choice since formed the highest group of Google users in South-East Asia. Malaysia has lower energy tariffs compared to India or Singapore and outside the ring of fire – certainly removed Asian countries like Taiwan from the list.

Google
Google

Teliti International is currently building and hiring NOCS engineer and specialists. Together with Cisco they are building DC in Bandar Enstek Technology Park in Negeri Sembilan, which is close to KLIA and 120,000 sq ft in size and claimed the biggest Data enter in Asia. The state-of-the-art centre is designed to have minimal levels of energy consumption and a low environmental impact. It incorporates a reliable and fully redundant power supply to enable 99.9% uptime to all equipment as well as smart cooling systems to recycle waste heat. Solar energy and rainwater harvesting are also used for day-to-day operations.

Will Google be placing their equipment there? The IDC with sheer size is carrier neutral and recently in joined the consortium of Malaysian ISPs to purchase international bandwidth at cheaper rate. Teliti also informed that 40% of the space already been booked by Multinational companies. Whether Google servers will be placed there or not this is certainly good for our economy. Thumbs up for Teliti International!

Did you know that we run DNS clustering ?

Did you know that we run DNS clustering for all our shared hosting Accounts?
Why DNS Clustering

1. Unified nameserver. We use only a pair of nameservers – ns1.datakl.com and ns2.datakl no matter where your site is hosted. Your addon domain will use the same nameservers as well. That is what we call easy and clean.
2. Or ns1 and ns2 are geographically diverse. Ns1 being hosted in Malaysia responds to DNS query for Malaysia and Asia primarily. Ns2 being hosted in the USA to answer any queries from North America and Europe.
3. 1. 0% downtime due to DNS service being down. If the DNS service is down in the server, the domain DNS will be served by the other servers in the cluster.
4. If a server is down (say being rebooted), and at that point if someone tries to send an email to a domain on that server, they will get a delivery failure message and the mail will not be sent again. This is because the sender’s mail server will assume the domain does not exist. But in case a DNS cluster is setup, the mail server sending the mail will only assume the mail server is down, and hold the mail in its queue to be retried again. No delivery failure report message will be sent.
5. It is easy to transfer domains among servers. The client will not have to change the nameservers used by the domains. The same nameservers can be used to point the domain to the new server. Easy migrations for us to move you to better specifications in the future. Other providers might have to contact you and ask you to dig up your domain control panel login, which might delay migration and causing downtime.
6. Faster recovery from server reboots. If you typed your domain name during maintenance and the DNS was down as well, page could not be found could be cached in your computer. It takes a few hours for your site’s DNS to refresh. This can cause confusion and. If you are hosted in DNS clustering environment, the moment server is up and running you can view your web site immediately.

cPanel DNS clustering
cPanel DNS clustering

7. Less work for web server. Our web server only handles web content serving and email. No DNS means less work for web server and fast loading web sites!.

How can you tell? If your current hosted giving out nameservers for example 105.nameserver.com and n106.nameserver.com think again because you are not hosted in clustered environment. The DNS, mail, database and content are hosted in the same server

Case Study: During Taiwan earthquake that ruptured undersea cables, internet connection including dns queries were delayed and timed out. Our USA DNS servers pointed the email towards the right server. Most of client emails got through even though the connections was slow. Other hosting providers email transmission timed out due to DNS record could not be reached. Geographical distance and latency caused their email to bounced back to the original sender.

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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Consortium Set Up to Own Submarine Cable

Konsortium Rangkaian Serantau Sdn Bhd under the Entry Point Projects (EPPs), has been set up to buy international bandwidth for Internet traffic to lower the costs of Internet protocol (IP) transit,
The consortium comprises 24 members including Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), Time Dotcom Bhd, Maxis Bhd, Celcom Axiata Bhd, DiGi.Com Bhd,U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Green Packet, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd,RedTone International Bhd, OCE, Fibrerail Sdn Bhd, Jaring, Sacofa, Sarawak Information Systems, Fibrecomm Networks (M) Sdn Bhd, and V Telecoms.

“The main objective in setting up the consortium is to lower the broadband subscription cost for users through cost savings as the subscription cost of international bandwidth capacity accounts for 40% of the total cost of providing broadband services.

StarBiz reported that the consortium may build and own an undersea cable network or partner other cable networks for capacity in a private-public partnership to address the problem of high IP transit cost.