Wonderful domain name scam

I just had a great email from someone called Williams Huang based (allegedly) at a domain name registrant in China. In it he told me that he had had a request from some unknown organisation to register the Timico domain name with the .tw, .co.tw,hk .asia, .net.cn and .org.cn. Fortunately for me he had “checked to […]

The Olympic Effect

Readers might be interested to know that the Olympic opening ceremony stimulated an increase of almost 10% in internet usage last Friday afternoon. It will also be interesting to hear whether the consumer ADSL customer community will have seen any changes in the performance of their connection as their ISPs begin throttling to cope.

A Teenager’s Homepage

Before we set off on our camping holiday (destination unknown) I sat down at my daughter’s pc to print out some campsite options in Yorkshire. I was somewhat bemused to find that her homepage was set to BBC iplayer. Look out ISPs everywhere. Your bandwidth forecasts are inadequate. My trusty E71 got me to the […]

A Teenager’s Homepage

Before we set off on our camping holiday (destination unknown) I sat down at my daughter’s pc to print out some campsite options in Yorkshire. I was somewhat bemused to find that her homepage was set to BBC iplayer. Look out ISPs everywhere. Your bandwidth forecasts are inadequate. My trusty E71 got me to the […]

Alphabet attacks

Following my last post which was on security I was sat in the Timico NOC today and interestingly watched a SPAM attack in progress. It was an alphabet attack. This is one where someone’s email server is compromised and used to send out SPAM by rotating through the alphabet for email addresses (eg [email protected] – […]

"Stealing" domain names is just not cricket

Businesses need to be mindful of the need to manage their domain name strategy sensibly. There are any number of individuals and organisations out there ready to take advantage of the careless. For example take a look at http://www.cricinfo.com/. Not a bad time to be visiting the site during an exciting match between England and […]

Magnolia Paint, Croquet, and Broadband Internet

I was on a rare Tuesday night out with Ben our Head of Network Operations and Dean, Chief Technical Architect. Ben was up from the NOC in Ipswich for a meeting so we combined business with pleasure and had an evening discussing technical strategies and roadmaps for The Timico Group. The output will reveal itself […]

Generation Y in action

Here’s a link to my son’s website.   http://www.tom-davies.net/frontpage.html   He hosts a radio programme in Lincoln and is encouraging listeners by making his website interactive.  You can register to become a member of the “Wake Up To The Weekend” Nation and also vote online for members of the “National Government” There is even a […]