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if it's just a spherical domain in a vacuum , then it makes no sense , since search engines give an initial boost in search for new domain names and raise in positions that are not on old domains
, it makes sense to buy if a beautiful domain for brand and recognition
makes sense to buy if there has been a site of the same subject all this time and there is search traffic
The mail() function in php calls some kind of stray from the operating system, which is responsible for sending mail. For example, sendmail. (in php.ini, you can choose which one, if there are several of them in the OS).
Then it all depends on whether the administrators have configured this mail thing or not, or there is no such thing in the system at all (hello win hosting).
If suddenly it works (which is not uncommon, although it does not work everywhere), and you managed to send hello world to your mailbox via mail(), that's not all. You will have a separate brain takeaway when you try to add images or other attachments to the letter.

Read Wikipedia for 30 minutes to understand how mail works in general, and then take some high-level wrapper (like PHPMailer) that will take all the dirty work on itself, and hide all the guts from you.
Off Topic / Extended Producer Responsibili...
Last post by sambhavkaro4 - Today at 03:35 AM
Do you know what are the benefits of EPR solutions? EPR, or Extended Producer Responsibility, speaks of the legal obligation of businesses and manufacturers to undertake environmental responsibility for the products they make. EPR solutions make waste management easy and a lot more effective. It naturally turns down the awful impacts of waste on the environment. What's more, the policy encourages increased recyclability of the products and, in turn, reduces the market price of new products. Karo Sambhav ensures that businesses are well aware of the EPR solutions and compliant with the lawful regulations.
As of February 1st, Afternic, Dan, and the Uni Market impose a 25% "head tax"—they call it "market alignment fee"—for domains that are using alternate DNS servers.

In other words, if you use your own landing page for to capture traffic and the domain sells on Dan, Afternic, or the Uni Market, one of these fine GoDaddy companies will eat your lunch at a 25% rate.

It is ridiculous seeing GoDaddy, a company that makes millions of dollars selling domain names and is supported by the activity of domain investors, has decided to keep 1/4 of their profit!

This despicable action has a new twist, as experienced by a very active domain investor whose recently expired domain name sold at Afternic.

"Afternic hit me with a 25% because domain was pointed to registry, as it had just expired. While I think this is very Unfair, since I wasn't using a different sales lander, this is a PSA for some of you. Make sure you renew good names on time before expiry without waiting."

What happened: The domain's DNS was changed to the default nameservers of the Neustar Registry at expiration. Although one can renew the domain for several days later, that DNS change scored an automatic claim to the 25% fee by GoDaddy's ingenious "market alignment."

Hosting News / Oracle will invest $1.5 billio...
Last post by Hosting News - Today at 03:27 AM
Responding to ever-increasing customer demand for cloud services, Oracle recently announced plans for an impressive expansion in Saudi Arabia. As part of a US $1.5 billion investment, Oracle will be opening its third public cloud region in the Kingdom's capital city Riyadh. The Oracle Cloud Riyadh Region will join the existing cloud infrastructure facilities located in Jeddah and the futuristic city of NEOM. With this, Oracle will expand its footprint in the Middle East by operating six cloud regions here.

"In the last century, Saudi Arabia transformed its economy by developing the infrastructure needed to produce, refine, process, and transport hydrocarbons. This century we are committed to creating the digital infrastructure that will underpin future economies," said His Excellency Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Investment. "Oracle's decision to expand its cloud computing capacity in the Kingdom will play a key role in unlocking the opportunities that rapid technological advancements are creating. MISA will continue in its quest to enable the building of a robust digital infrastructure, by creating an attractive environment for these investments – for example, by establishing special economic zones that are tailored to particular industries such as cloud computing and digital transformation."

The investment is included in an MoU that Oracle has signed with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) for helping businesses in Saudi Arabia to take advantage of the latest cloud innovations. As part of this Memorandum of Understanding, Oracle will collaborate alongside MCIT and the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in setting up an additional localized cloud region tailored according to government regulations on data residency.

"Oracle's investment will rapidly accelerate the cloud transformation across Saudi Arabia's business and public sector," said Richard Smith, Executive Vice President, Technology – EMEA, Oracle. "Oracle Cloud delivers pioneering innovation in technologies like AI, Machine Learning, and IoT, and it will help fuel the economic growth and digital transformation that is an integral part of the Saudi Vision 2030."

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) stands apart from other hyperscale providers with its range of customizable deployment solutions, allowing customers to configure their cloud environment based on regulations and data residency needs. OCI's distributed cloud spans public regions, Dedicated Region services, Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer options as well as the recently announced Oracle Alloy.

Cloud spending in Saudi Arabia
As organizations in Saudi Arabia strive to keep up with the latest cloud technologies, public cloud spending is projected to surge over the upcoming years. According to IDC, this increase is estimated at an impressive CAGR of 26.8% and bring overall investments to $3.1 billion in 2026 as businesses look towards a more modernized approach by transitioning into 'cloud native' systems and applications.

Saudi Arabia is on track to become the fastest-growing economy in 2023, offering unprecedented opportunities for investment. Digital transformation initiatives are set to drive significant technology spending as cloud computing and other technologies provide a platform for innovative growth across industries. This could result in an era of great economic progress throughout the country.

Some domain name companies you've probably used are part of a new public company today.

United Internet spun off IONOS in an initial public offering in Germany today. The IONOS entity includes Sedo, InterNetX, IONOS, Strato, united-domains, Arsys, Fasthosts, and a few others.

The new entity might give more insight into Sedo's performance in the future because it will make up a meaningful part of the entity. For example, last year's pitch for the IPO noted that Sedo makes about $150 million revenue per year and that the aftermarket sold 48% more domains in 2021 than in 2019.

United Internet had hoped for a valuation of about $4 billion, which was similar to that of United Internet itself. Instead, it priced low at about $2.8 billion, and shares slipped in early trading.

Hosting News / Linux 6.1 is a Long-Term Suppo...
Last post by Hosting News - Today at 03:16 AM
The Linux community has been eagerly awaiting the release of Linux 6.1. Greg Kroah-Hartman, the Linux stable maintainer, confirmed that Linux 6.1 will be the Long-Term Support kernel.

For those unfamiliar with Linux, the Linux kernel is the core component of the operating system, responsible for managing resources, providing a hardware abstraction layer, and facilitating communication between applications and the hardware. The LTS kernels are a subset of the Linux kernels selected for long-term maintenance and support, ensuring stability, security, and compatibility for a specified period.

Promoted to LTS status
Linux 6.1 was widely anticipated to be an LTS kernel, given its December debut, and the last major release series for the calendar year is normally promoted to LTS status. However, Greg Kroah-Hartman was waiting for feedback from kernel stakeholders who tested Linux 6.1 before making the official announcement. He and co-maintainer Sasha Levin finally received enough positive responses and confidence in maintaining Linux 6.1 as an LTS series.

Version   Maintainer   Released   Projected EOL
6.1   Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin   2022-12-11   Dec, 2026
5.15   Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin   2021-10-31   Oct, 2026
5.10   Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin   2020-12-13   Dec, 2026
5.4   Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin   2019-11-24   Dec, 2025
4.19   Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin   2018-10-22   Dec, 2024
4.14   Greg Kroah-Hartman & Sasha Levin   2017-11-12   Jan, 2024
The plan, for now, is to maintain Linux 6.1 through December 2026, which is a few months longer than the current Linux 5.15 LTS series, which will be maintained through October 2026. Linux 6.1 may be maintained for even longer, potentially up to 2028, but this will ultimately depend on the usage of the kernel by major industry players and the level of commitment to testing the point release candidates.

LTS kernels are better options
One of the key benefits of LTS kernels is that they receive regular updates and bug fixes, ensuring they remain stable and secure. This is particularly important for those who use Linux in mission-critical environments, such as servers, data centers, and cloud platforms. With the increasing adoption of Linux, especially in the enterprise space, the importance of LTS kernels cannot be overstated.

In addition to the LTS kernels, Linux also has a series of non-LTS kernels, which are updated more frequently and include new features but are not maintained for as long. For those who want the latest and greatest, the non-LTS kernels are the way to go, but for those who want stability and security, the LTS kernels are the better option.

Stability, security, and compatibility
The Linux community has come a long way since its inception in 1991, and Linux 6.1 is the latest example of the continued evolution and innovation of the operating system. Linux has become an indispensable tool for many organizations, and the LTS kernels play a critical role in ensuring the platform's stability, security, and compatibility.

In conclusion, Linux 6.1 is the 2022 LTS kernel, and it's great news for those who rely on Linux for their mission-critical systems and applications. The Linux community is committed to ensuring that Linux remains a stable, secure, and compatible platform, and the LTS kernels are an important part of this effort. Whether you're a developer, sysadmin, or end-user, Linux 6.1 is a great choice for those who want stability, security, and compatibility in their Linux environment.

In some unfortunate domain industry news this evening, GoDaddy announced a round of layoffs that will impact "about 8%" of its global workforce. The news was shared today in a press release entitled, "A message from GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani." The content of the press release was an email that was reportedly sent to GoDaddy employees today.

Layoffs at a large company like GoDaddy aren't surprising right now. Tech companies around the world have been laying off varying amounts of staff lately. In fact, Fast Company published an article with the question, Why is every tech company suddenly laying off about 6% of its workforce?

I know quite a few GoDaddy employees, and I was sorry to read the news today. Hopefully those who are impacted by these layoffs are able to find employment quickly. Perhaps some will go off and build a successful business on their own.

Here's the press release from today:

A message from GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani
GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani sent the following email to GoDaddy employees February 8, 2023.


Today, we are announcing a plan to reduce the size of our global team by about 8%. This will come as difficult news for many valued and respected GoDaddy team members.

To start, I want to express my gratitude to those who will be leaving. You played an important part in our journey and helped entrepreneurs around the world achieve their dreams and build successful microbusinesses. Every day, you made a difference for customers and your teammates. While our paths diverge today, I wish you well and hope our paths cross again.

Within the next hour, impacted team members will receive a meeting invite from their leadership to learn the details of their transition, aligned with local employment processes. These meetings will mostly happen today, with some taking place tomorrow morning locally. Most impacted roles are in the U.S., affecting multiple levels in the company and every division.

The planned impacts also include ongoing work to more deeply integrate three of our brands – Media Temple, Main Street Hub and 123 Reg – into GoDaddy.

Media Temple customers and team members are already aware of the transition to GoDaddy infrastructure as we work to sunset the brand, and team members will receive a meeting invite today to explain the path forward for them.
– Main Street Hub customers and team members are aware of the continuing transition of – – Main Street Hub customers to GoDaddy products. As we continue the migration, we will share updates with team members by March 1, 2023.
– 123 Reg will continue as a customer-facing brand and take full advantage of what GoDaddy offers in terms of technology and capabilities. Some roles in 123 Reg may not be required longer-term and we will notify any impacted team members by March 1, 2023.

During the last year, we worked hard to deliver value for our customers and results for GoDaddy. Despite increasingly challenging macroeconomic conditions, we made progress on our 2022 strategic initiatives and continued our efforts to manage costs effectively. The discipline we embraced was important but, unfortunately, it was not sufficient to avoid the impacts of slower growth in a prolonged, uncertain macroeconomic environment.

Over the next couple of days, we will focus our time and attention on thanking and saying goodbye to those leaving GoDaddy. We will offer each of them a transition package, in line with local laws and customs. In the U.S., this will include 12 weeks of paid administrative leave with continued core benefits coverage. In addition, departing team members will be eligible for two additional weeks of severance per year worked (with a minimum of four weeks), extended healthcare benefits, as well as outplacement and immigration support to help with their transition.

In our Town Hall tomorrow, we will share more context on these changes. In the coming weeks, we will come together to talk about our 2023 strategic initiatives and our path forward to continue to empower entrepreneurs everywhere.

Now a young domain is even better, unless of course there are no or few links to the old one.
Generally, the old domain, if it was abandoned or hаcked, may be under filters, but it is long and difficult to pull out, and therefore it rarely makes sense.
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