Hosting Resources, No .xxx Domain Yet

It’s time to fry up some bacon, cook the morning eggs and turn on the one and only voice of the Web hosting world, the Web Hosting Show. This isn’t the time to mention that we are the number one Web hosting podcast across the nation. This is the time where I let you know what is going on in the wild and wacky world of Web hosting. Yep, it is Monday again so here is your weekly hosting tease and squeeze.

GoDaddy.com was hit with a denial-of-service attack Wednesday morning, prompting 600,000 of its customers’ hosted Web sites to go dark for roughly an hour. GoDaddy, which also is a domain registrar and reseller, said e-mail service was also disrupted for some of its 4 million customers.

Well, I’ll be telling you a little more about my own experiences with GoDaddy’s hosting on the Web Hosting Show podcast. All I have to say about this, is it was bound to happen sooner or later. GoDaddy does have a good track record of not going down that often though. That is probably one of the many reasons why it is number one.

The Web Host Magazine & Buyer’s Guide Editors’ Choice Award is a once a month event where we award Web Host industry companies for excellence above and beyond that of their peers. This month’s picks are: Peak 10, Expinion.net, Ratemyhost.com/, and WebReference.com. Congrats to all four companies!

Final approval for the .xxx domain has been put on hold after it was taken off the agenda at the ICANN meetings currently being held in Vancouver, British Columbia. As much as I don’t like making predictions in the Web hosting market, I will bet money on the fact that .xxx will never see the light of day. Now if that is a good thing or a bad thing, I’ll leave that all up to you.

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