DNS

4 Google Service Alternatives You Didn’t Know About

September 14, 2019
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It could be argued that in some ways Google has gotten a bad rap from journalists who habitually harp on data-centric business models and enjoy stock photos of giant magnifying glasses hovering over screens filled with code from The Matrix.  But bad stock photography and oversimplified headlines aside, there are some real concerns being raised […]

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What is a DNS leak, and how can you stop it?

March 4, 2019
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Your browsing history says a lot about you, from your favourite TV shows to the shopping outlets you visit most. So it may come as no surprise to learn that this information is valuable and can be sold by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to advertisers. Many people are unaware of this snooping and think […]

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How To: Netflix, Hulu, Pandora etc. from outside USA + free Olympics 2012 Streaming

August 5, 2012
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If you’re here to watch the Olympics 2012 in London for free, then scroll to the bottom of the post 🙂 As for the rest, how to access Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and many other similar US-based services from outside the USA, meet UnoTelly. UnoTelly’s “UnoDNS” is a DNS-based “unblocker” that will give you access to […]

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(Fixed) Mac OS X Lion: /etc/hosts stopped working in 10.7.2, being ignored

October 25, 2011
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Besides running this blog, I’m also a freelance web-developer, so I sometimes have a need to modify my local “hosts” file on my Mac, in order to get development/local domains to point to my local web server and also to apply DNS changes before they have propagated through the entire Internet. Usually, you’d do something […]

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A Brief Introduction to Domain Names and How To Find & Register One

December 9, 2010
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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you will know that we occasionally publish articles on blog-related stuff, such as picking a web host, which blogging platform to choose and so on. Now it’s time to look into domain names, as they also have quite an important role in your online blogging business – […]

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A Missing Dot Crashed Swedish Domains For Up To 24 Hours

October 15, 2009
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For almost one hour, between 21:45 and 22:43 CET, Monday evening, all Swedish domains (.se) were inaccessible for all Internet users. An investigation afterwards revealed that a tiny human error was the reason for the “crash”. A routine maintenance script was missing a dot when updating the Swedish Top Level Domain (TLD), causing all Swedish […]

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