ICANN takes emergency action after Alpnames seemingly shutters. This is all that’s left of Alpnames. Domain name overseer ICANN has shut down registrar Alpnames after the registrar seemingly went dark. I received an email from a customer about a week ago complaining about not being able to log in to his account. Kevin Murphy at DomainIncite has done a good job tracking the situation at Alpnames. The termination will be a good test of the…"ICANN shuts down Alpnames domain name registrar"
Seaborn Networks has established an interconnection to DE-CIX New York, enabling turn-key direct access from Seabras-1. Built, owned and operated by Seaborn Networks, Seabras-1 is a fully operational 6-fiber pair, 72Tbps submarine cable system between Brazil and the U.S. offering a low latency path between São Paulo and the NY metro area. Seaborn Networks’ interconnection to DE-CIX New York provides Seabras-1 customers in South America with the ability to reach over 200 networks within the U.S.…"Seaborn Networks Establishes Interconnection to DE-CIX New York"
Rittal’s and ABB’s global strategic data center solutions alliance was originally announced at DataCloud Europe 2018. Based on their “proven” partnership in the uninterruptible power distribution business, both companies aim to expand their solutions approach for ‘modular, secured and high-availability’ data center infrastructure in North and South America, Asia and Europe. Rittal’s strategic partnership with ABB covers various data center solutions and services including those for uninterruptible power supply (UPS), secure edge data center solutions…"Rittal and ABB Further Enhance Their Global Partnership"
We have a spring in our step as we welcome Spring! While winter brought snowy weather and cold temperatures, we didn’t let that slow us down this quarter. In this edition of ARIN Bits, we share information about our upcoming meeting, announce the launch of our redesigned arin.net, share tips from our Registration Services and Financial Services teams, and so much more. Missed last quarter’s edition? You can find all past editions on our ARIN…"ARIN Bits: March 2019"
Global CDN technology company Cloudflare raised $150 million in its latest round of funding, led by Franklin Templeton. This new funding round for Cloudflare likely delays the initial public offering (IPO) it had planned for the first half of 2019. The $150 million in funding would give Cloudflare some extra time to strengthen its balance sheet before hitting the stock market. Cloudflare last raised funding in 2014, closing a round of $110 million. To date,…"Cloudflare Raises $150 Million, Probably Delaying Rumored IPO"
Network-neutral data center company Cologix has acquired Montreal-based infrastructure provider Metro Optic with data centers located in Montreal, QC and Toronto, ON. The addition of Metro Optic’s data centers to its portfolio follows Cologix’s acquisition of hyperscale data center provider, COLO-D, in December of 2018. The acquisition would strengthen Cologix’s ability to support its wholesale, carrier and hyperscale customers by providing diverse, high strand count dark fiber between their data center campuses and to the…"Cologix Acquires Another Data Center Company, Adds Montreal-based Metro Optic"