On August 1, the classic Commodore 64 computer turned 30 years old. That’s a long time in the world of technology, but the C64 has turned into the little computer that could, with lots of people still using it, websites dedicated to it, and more
Everyone is familiar with domain extensions including .com, .net, and .org, but what about more marketable dot-brand extensions such as .coke or .nyc? Sound impossible? Maybe in the past but the latest breaking news from the chairman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit coordinator of cyberspace’s global naming system, recently revealed a remarkable milestone in history stating it “will clear the way for new offerings like .law, .coke or .nyc. Sites with those endings are expected to start rolling out late next year.” The latest trend: dot-brand domains. Work in Progress The ICANN has been considering the idea of allowing website owners to add suffixes to market and promote specific brand names, cities, and other general keywords for over a decade. Despite the apprehension of causing waves by altering the domain structure of the Internet, fearing global ramifications, the non-profit naming organization is beginning to make progress toward unveiling a revolution surrounding domain names. Over the years, however, ICANN has launched new domains including the notorious .xxx domain
Amazon recently published some numbers showing how Amazon S3 (Amazon’s “cloud-based” storage service) has grown over the years. They even included a chart, which you can see here below, which clearly shows how the number of objects stored in S3 has exploded
A few years back, dedicated hosting companies provided the dedicated connection, the rack space and location to host but did not manage the equipment. Clients were forced to maintain and operate the servers themselves. This became a difficult task as well as a major expense for the clients.