Cloudflare Launches Domain Name Registration Service with Guaranteed Wholesale Pricing on TLDs

Cloudflare Launches Domain Name Registration Service with Guaranteed Wholesale Pricing on TLDs

Commodity Approach to DNS Servers & Ultra High End Security Options for Domain Names

Cloudflare announced this week that the company will begin operating services as a domain name registrar in late 2018 with a wholesale price guarantee to customers to take no commission on sales. In a radical press release, Matthew Prince stated that the current domain name registration system is "crazy... messed up" and "as nutty to us as certificate authorities charging to run a bit of math." Prince writes that Cloudflare views the current domain name registry system as a broken market, mostly dominated by middle-ware companies with up-sell offers that are adding little value to the supply chain. Worse, domain name registrars make businesses reliant on the host company's security policies, creating a potential link in the web hosting chain that hackers can exploit for access or control to websites. Prince revealed that Cloudflare almost lost control of their own domain names to hackers through a registrar company, where the new service includes "ultra high end" security that can be as advanced as having multiple people required to verify DNS changes for a domain for the configuration to be saved. Cloudflare now has security features for domain name registration & DNS servers that are beyond what any other company on the market offers, although the new service is still invite-only. Combined with Cloudflare's CDN, Edge server, & anti-DDoS security products, as well as weakness in competitors in the sector, the new Cloudflare domain registration platform looks poised to become very successful, with Namecheap, GoDaddy, Enom, etc. potentially losing profit & customers to the venture-funded ($182 million USD) start-up platform.

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GoDaddy: The Good, the Bad, and the Verdict

Godaddy Review

What is GoDaddy?

Ask anyone and they won’t blink twice at the name as if they are just hearing it for the first time. Doesn’t matter if you are in any way interested in website developing or not, everyone knows GoDaddy, or has at least come across the name. Everyone has seen the iconic super bowl ads or is somewhat familiar to Danica Patrick, the spokesperson.

Previously known as Jomax Technologies, GoDaddy was found almost over two decades ago, back in 1997, in Baltimore, Maryland. The founder, Bob Parsons, sold his previously owned company to Intuit for a whopping $65 million just a few years prior to establishing GoDaddy, which is now undoubtedly one of the biggest domain register company all over the world. With over six thousand experts working at GoDaddy, this company is catering to 17 million customers, not only in the United States but all across the globe. Their success is undeniable if you take into account the $ 2,231,900,000 they have earned in revenue just this last year alone, according to sources in Wikipedia.

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GoDaddy to Shift Web Hosting Data Centers to AWS Cloud

GoDaddy to Shift Web Hosting Data Centers to AWS Cloud

Cloud Transition: Majority of GoDaddy Web Hosting Services to Run on AWS with Kubernetes

GoDaddy made a joint announcement with AWS in a press release this week stating that the company, known as the world's largest domain name registrar and most recognized brand in the web hosting industry, would be conducting a multi-year transition from independent private cloud data center management to investing in public cloud hardware and software services from Amazon.com for business operations.

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OpenStack: An Open Source Cloud Operating System

OpenStack: An Open Source Cloud Operating System

Enterprise Cloud Hosting Solutions for Publishing, Media, & Ecommerce

Many of the largest web hosting companies in the world use OpenStack to manage their data centers and offer cloud solutions to clients based on virtualization hypervisors such as KVM, Hyper-V, Xen, & VMware. Cross-platform compatibility is a major advantage for OpenStack, as it functions as an elastic cloud operating system in launching and managing virtual web server instances for the most demanding websites, mobile apps, & business communications. OpenStack offers a base software configuration in a modular architecture that can be used by web hosting companies, as well as a number of advanced platform distributions from major IT companies that provide cloud solutions for research, government, biomedical, ecommerce, & media industries. OpenStack's popularity in enterprise IT has led to the creation of thousands of new jobs for programmers, systems administrators, and network engineers while processing billions of dollars in online transactions for the financial sector & ecommerce stores.

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What the Future Holds for GoDaddy’s Hosting Services – Interview with Jeff King, SVP & GM Hosting, Security at GoDaddy

What the Future Holds for GoDaddy’s Hosting Services – Interview with Jeff King, SVP & GM Hosting, Security at GoDaddy

As of January 2016, GoDaddy has more than 62 million domain names under management, making it the world's largest ICANN-accredited registrar. It serves more than 14 million customers and employs around 5,000 people. GoDaddy has to cater to so many different needs that they have a huge variety of options immediately at hand, which could lead to confusion. However, they’ve figured out how to organize their offerings expertly, resulting in an easy-to-use interface. Every part of the website – the control panel, support area, and even the site builder – has clear directions and is organized in a way that simply makes sense. We spoke with Jeff King, SVP & GM of hosting and security at GoDaddy, who helped create the consumable, product driven system they use today.

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