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Vote for a simpler Aussie Domain Space

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Vote for a simpler Aussie Domain Space

You may have seen discussions recently regarding the proposal by auDA (the .au domain administrators) to simplify the Australian domain space by allowing businesses to register domain names directly in the second level, for example as companyname.au instead of companyname.com.au.

The introduction of direct .au registrations would have a number of benefits for Australian businesses, including:

Welcome to the new generation of top level domain spaces!

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smiling business woman selecting new domain space

The new generation of domain names are now here!

We are pleased to announce the launch of 139 new top level domain extensions (gTLD's) and plan many more in the coming months. This means the new available gTLD's are available to purchase from Bluegroper Web Development and can be used with our web hosting packages.

Are you vulnerable to POODLE? What you need to know.

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Poodle vulnerability in SSL 3.0

What is Poodle and how does it affect me?

The POODLE exploit (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is a vulnerability recently identified within the secure encryption protocol SSLv3 a browser connection commonly used for HTTPS communications. The most common types of data that are sent over HTTPS connections include sensitive information, such as login credentials for websites, payment information, email or for any other reason a encrypted connection is required. 

Are you ready for some new top level domains?

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Sydney from Neilsen Park

The .com and .com.au have always ruled the Australian market but that is about to change, but that is all about to change. Because the market is about to be flooded with new domain extensions, with everything from .expert to .technology, there’s something to suit every brand and personality out there.

BHP, South32 and what to do when cyber-squatters nab your domain

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BHP Billiton has been stumped by cyber squatters who bought the web address for its new South32 business and tried to charge $10 million for it, see story in financial review. Visitors to South32.com expecting to see a polished site explaining the vision behind BHP’s new company are instead greeted by a three-minute video of a woman’s tongue, inviting interes

Advertising on Social Media – Facebook Canvas Pages

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Advertising on the world wide web has rapidly been gaining growth in recent years. Continuing developments in the area of new media technology represent the most important influence on the advertising industry over the next 10 to 15 years. Advertising on the Web has a core advantage in the capacity of fast, integrated and interactive exchange of information to reach customers around the world at relatively low cost.  Web advertising has rapidly become a new popular communication medium in the market.

Eclipse of the moon as seen in Cairns

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Moon eclipse as seen in Cairns

Well I was out on the Esplanade last night in Cairns to see if I can capture images of the blood moon. It wasn't a great spot to witness the events of the lunar eclipse down near The Pier complex where there is quite a lot of light pollution from the Cairns CBD. not to mention the smoldering bushfire across the inlet has left a haze over the city these last few nights.

Major Impact Foundation

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Major Impact Foundation - Donate Today

The Major Impact Foundation is an Australian public benevolent institution, which works directly with disadvantaged Aboriginal people to assist them in overcoming entrenched poverty. They provide support systems to strengthen individual wellbeing and capacity for self-help. The work that the Major impact Foundation carries out is extremely important as they offer services in ways programs funded by government do not.

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