Hosting Industry Daily Briefing for 03/01/2006

Here’s your hosting industry daily news briefing for Wednesday, March 01, 2006.

RegisterFly.com Launches New Instant Coupon ‘Create Your Own Pricing’ Model for Domain Registrations

RegisterFly.com announced today that they have launched a new instant coupon special that will allow customers to create their own pricing model for their domain registrations. This new coupon will allow customers to purchase domains with certain extensions for as little as $1.19.

“RegisterFly.com, inc. firmly believes in creating money saving choices for our customers, with that in mind we have launched our new Instant Coupon product,” states Terry Kocek, Vice President of Sales for RegisterFly.com, inc. “With Instant Coupons customers can determine the domain price and quantity limit that best suits their need. The dynamic pricing model can scale to an individual customer’s requirements/budget. The custom coupon pricing is set in real-time and clients can immediately start registering domain names at the discounted pricing based on the coupon they created.”

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Affinity Launches ValueTraffic 3.0

Affinity Internet launched a new version of their popular marketing tool which will allow current customers of the web host a way to increase their ad impressions and unique site visitors up to five times.

“ValueTraffic has helped thousands of small businesses achieve real and measurable success through their Web sites,” says Jim Collins, CEO of Affinity Internet. “As a direct result of their online campaigns many small businesses have become small enterprises. The most commonly requested feature for the service was limitless spending and flexibility, thus ValueTraffic 3.0 was born to support the growth of our customer’s businesses.”

This service will also provide Affinity customers who use the ValueTraffic Local program with a free basic listing in several online telephone directories.

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Web Host Blocks Phishing Scam

A New Zealand based web hosting company successfully averted a major phishing scam when they noticed that a customer in the United States registered twenty-five different versions of a popular bank’s domain name. National Bank has not yet commented on the hosting company’s efforts.

“They used different credit card numbers to register the domains through our automated registration system, so our suspicions were quickly raised,” says Web Drive managing director Daniel Williams.

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What to do if Your Domain Name is Hijacked

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Verisign Partners with Habeas

According to Habeas, a popular email hosting provider, they have officially partnered with Verisign. The company’s release stated, “The partnership enables Habeas’ receiver partners, as well as the ISPs and enterprises that use the Habeas SafeList, to benefit from the VeriSign identity validation processes now available to Habeas sender certification.”

Habeas currently processes 100 million queries per day against their SafeList.

“Aligning ourselves with partners like VeriSign and other premier reputation data providers allows us to expand beyond the traditional methods of email sender analysis to more innovative and effective approaches,” says Des Cahill, CEO of Habeas.

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