The NY Times could have protected itself by having what is called a “registry lock” in place, which prevents domain transfers or changes to the DNS details. In fact, having that lock in place is likely the only thing that prevented Twitter.com from suffering the same fate as the NY Times.
“It’s like a giant game of Risk,” Prince says as he talks about trying to put servers in Turkey, which is hard, and settling for Bulgaria, which is the gateway to the country.
Editor’s Pick The current iteration, IP version 4, has its roots in 1980, around the time when people like Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp, still said stupid stuff like: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”
CloudFlare’s outage two weeks ago hasn’t hurt the company a bit, and it continues to grow at a crazy pace.
In an ironic twist this morning, CloudFlare, a company that speeds up and protects websites, suffered an outage that also took down the 785,000 sites using its service, including Wikileaks and 4Chan.
Oh, and the company is growing revenue 20 percent monthly.
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CloudFlare on Friday announced that it has partnered with translation service Smartling to make it possible to translate CloudFlare-optimized web sites in real time.
Web performance and security startup CloudFlare announced today it has raised $20 million in new funding led by New Enterprise Associates. The company intends to use the money to hire more employees and tackle new infrastructure projects.
CloudFlare is on fire. The plucky startup, which aims to speed up and protect any website, announced today that it has added seven additional data centers in the US, Europe and Asia. CloudFlare now boasts a total of 12 data centers around the world “at the Internet’s strategic points.”