Allowing friends, family and clan mates to create email accounts | Indian ISPs blocking domain registrar websites | News from around the hosting industry

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Date: April 5th 2023

April 5th 2023

Allowing friends, family and clan mates to create email accounts

Don is wondering if there's a way to have his domain set up for creating email accounts only. He wants to create a private service, like Gmail, Outlook, etc., where friends, family and clan mates can visit his site and have an option to "register for email". The system will then create an email account on his domain. He's been researching and watching various videos on how he might achieve this, but is yet to find out what software he'd need on a dedicated server or VPS. Several replies have already expressed concern over monitoring and moderating signups, but the solution still needs exploring. Have you set up email hosting before, with some sort of customer registration? Share your ideas in the thread.

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Indian ISPs blocking domain registrar websites

Some Indian ISPs have blocked access to three major domain name registrars. Registrars that are outside of India and not responding to take-down notices are causing Indian courts and cybersquatting victims to be frustrated. Some registrars are seemingly asking that plaintiffs get a US court order rather than one from India. India appears to be using Indian ISPs to pressure them. Recent reports say that five registrars' websites were not accessible through a few Indian ISPs: Dynadot, Namecheap, Tucows, Sarek and Gransy. Are you affected?

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News from around the hosting industry

Our Industry News section is the place to find current headlines from around the world of hosting and infrastructure, but other general interest threads pop up in other sections of the forum, especially The Lounge. Here we we highlight just some of the interesting news items from around the forum:

  • Google tells Reuters Microsoft is anti-competitive - Their parent company Alphabet had something to say about Microsoft's "increasingly potent" Cloud services offering, telling Reuters that it is "anti-competitive" and urging EU regulators to crack down on its rival's deals with smaller companies. Microsoft relaxed the terms of its European cloud hosting offerings to companies last fall, responding to concerns that it was using its dominance in the broader software market to push out rivals. The EU will soon be making a decision over whether or not to open an investigation.
  • FiberLight and MDC launch data center for US-Mexico interconnectivity - As the first fiber provider, FiberLight will be a founding member of the new facility in Texas. Featuring MDC's International Fiber Crossing Infrastructure, the data center will act as a bridge between new fiber routes on the border, enabling connections between Dallas and the central Mexican city of Querétaro.
  • Microsoft to build $1B Wisconsin campus - They plan to purchase a 315-acre parcel of land south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a $1B data center campus. Pending approvals, site readiness work could start later this year. The development agreement states the first phase must start no later than July 1, 2026 and the second phase no later than July 1, 2033.
  • Rackspace and Veeam announce layoffs - Citing the ongoing macroeconomic downturn, Rackspace is letting go of 275 employees, representing less than 4% of its global workforce. Meanwhile, Veeam cut 200 people, framing the layoffs as a necessary result of its shifting priorities and that it is actually accelerating hiring in other areas and expects headcount to increase by the end of 2023. In January it was reported that Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook-parent Meta announced plans to cut more than 50,000 employees.

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