Is WHOIS going to die in May 2018?

Posted on August 28th, 2017 by Damien Jordan in Industry News

WHOIS test result

Is the end of WHOIS near?

May 25, 2018 marks the day when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially go into full effect. The consequences and impact this new privacy regulation will have on the way companies, businesses and industries handle personal data in the EU is quite pronounced. This also includes the domain industry.

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Facebook will rank faster loading pages higher in News Feeds

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by Robert Close in Industry News

Facebook News Feed

New Facebook rules for slow responding websites. WebSitePulse can help your site rate better on the social media platform.

Facebook announced new rules for their news feed and fast loading web pages will be ranked better in the news feed section. The implemented changes to the news feed algorithm will penalize slow-loading web pages and will most likely cause more and more publishers to start using the Facebook’s Instant Article platform which hosts content directly on the social network. With this smart move Facebook will surely increase the volume of content hosted with them which might indicate a future plan of entering some new markets.

When a site is loading fast it will appear at the top of the news feed. If your content is hosted on the Instant Article platform you will not be penalized but if you want to keep your content on a different network you can make sure that the response times and the uptime is always great using WebSitePulse's monitoring services.

We have more than 40 monitoring locations around the world so you can check your content from 6 out of the seven continents. Response times are impacted by a lot of variables:

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FinancesOnline gives WebSitePulse two of their top awards

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by Websitepulse in Industry News, WebSitePulse News

WebSitePulse awards

Brace up for some awesome news: Your favorite remote monitoring system has just won two prestigious productivity awards! The reputed B2B software review platform FinancesOnline.com considered WebSitePulse as the next premium quality addition to their IT management category, and distinguished its performance with even two of their best known awards.

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Amazon AWS S3 outage

Posted on March 1st, 2017 by Websitepulse in Monitoring, Industry News

Amazon AWS S3 outage

 

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Security notification for CVE-2015-0235 (GHOST vulnerability)

Posted on January 28th, 2015 by Websitepulse in Industry News, WebSitePulse News, Tech

GHOST VulnerabilityA significant Linux vulnerability that allows remote code execution to Linux server(s) was announced late yesterday, named GHOST: CVE-2015-023. Full details of the vulnerability are available at www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/01/27/9. While the issue has been fixed as early as Mar 21, 2013 it was not marked as a security threat and as a result the patch was not backported to most of the stable and long-term-support distributions like RHEL, Centos, Ubuntu 12.04 etc which left them vulnerable.

Updates for CentOS are already available in the Updates repository so a simple "yum update" will install the required patches to mitigate this vulnerability.

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