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.Com winners and Losers: Dynadot stays hot

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Dynadot remains in the top ten registrars for new .com registrations.

ICANN has published the latest official data from Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) about the .com namespace. This registrar-by-registrar report covers April 2019.

Dynadot jumped into the top ten last month and it managed to stay there again this month. Dynadot has stopped its $6.99 promotional price on .com, so it will be interesting to see what happens when the Verisign/ICANN reports catch up to September.

NameSilo nudged its way back into the top 10 this month.

Also notable on the monthly chart is that Web.com (Network Solutions, Register.com) fell out of the top 10.

Here’s how registrars did in terms of new .com registrations:

1. GoDaddy.com* (NYSE: GDDY) 936,916 (970,751 in April)
2. Xin Net Technology Corporation 244,299 (324,617)
3. Tucows** (NASDAQ:TCX) 194,947 (191,620)
4. Chengdu West 157,668 (82,351)
5. NameCheap Inc. 154,281 (152,606)
6. Endurance+ (NASDAQ: EIGI) 127,762 (125,059)
7. Alibaba (HiChina) 127,090 (130,946)
8. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) 119,903 (119,976)
9. NameSilo (CSE:URL) 86,680
10. Dynadot 85,307 (104,837)

Here’s the leaderboard of the top registrars in terms of total .com registrations as of the end of May 2019.

1. GoDaddy* 51,026,467 (50,940,640 in April)
2. Tucows** 12,410,988 (12,484,323)
3. Endurance+ 6,981,256 (7,026,808)
4. Web.com++ 6,677,492 (6,713,881)
5. Alibaba 6,308,304 (6,288,135)
6. United Internet^ 5,575,836 (5,609,664)
7. Namecheap 4,799,244(4,745,085)
8. Xin Net Technology Corporation 3,982,474 (3,814,331)
9. Google 2,506,924 (2,434,742)
10. GMO 2,062,451 (2,026,751)

Many domain companies have multiple accreditations and I’ve tried to capture the largest ones. See the notes below.

* Includes GoDaddy, Wild West Domains and 123 Reg
** Includes Tucows and Enom
+ Includes PDR, Domain.com, FastDomain and Bigrock. There are other Endurance registrars, but these are the biggest.
++ Includes Network Solutions and Register.com
^ Includes 1&1, PSI, Cronon, United-Domains, Arsys and world4you

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CAPRE’s West Coast Wednesday: From Silicon Valley to the World, September 4, 2019

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Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in CAPRE’s West Coast Wednesday for September 4, 2019:

  • Opus Interactive Announces 400kW, 100+ Cabinet Expansion at Hillsboro Data Center: Opus Interactive is broadcasting the expansion of its footprint within STACK INFRASTRUCTURE’s Portland-area data center in Hillsboro, Oregon. The 400kW and 100+ cabinet addition marks Opus Interactive’s second expansion in the last two years within the LEED Platinum Hillsboro facility to satisfy growing customer demand. Opus is experiencing 30 percent year-over-year growth, largely driven by growing customer demand for distributed data processing, retail enterprise colocation, and hybrid cloud solutions in the Pacific Northwest. STACK Portland’s data center campus offers 24 MW of critical capacity and 345,000 square feet of space to keep pace with evolving customer demands and growth trajectories. Additionally, the data center offers high density deployment support in excess of 25kW per cabinet, dual-factor biometric access, LEED Platinum Certification, and direct connectivity to subsea cables, hyperscale providers, and major carrier hotels.
  • STACK INFRASTRUCTURE Continues Growth with Plans for Expansion in Portland: STACK INFRASTRUCTURE has announced plans for expansion in Portland, a leading U.S. data center market where the Company has deep roots and a history of market leadership. This planned expansion follows STACK’s recent announcement of its plans to build a new facility at its Chicago data center campus and continues the Company’s corporate strategy to bring additional capacity to support the growth of its clients. STACK intends to break ground on a significant, long-term expansion in Hillsboro. The near-term campus additions will provide more than 60MW of additional critical capacity and, when combined with STACK’s established Hillsboro facilities, bring the Company’s total capacity in this growing market to nearly 100MW. STACK has strong and durable ties to Hillsboro’s data center market, where it developed its first data center in 2012.
  • Western Digital to Deliver 18TB CMR and 20TB SMR HDDs in the First Half of 2020: Western Digital announced its nine-disk mechanical platform, which includes energy-assisted recording technology and maintains the company’s areal density leadership while delivering the highest capacity available. The company will sample the 18TB Ultrastar DC HC550 CMR HDD and the 20TB Ultrastar DC HC650 SMR HDD to select customers by the end of 2019 with production ramp expected in the first half of 2020. This rapid ramp and availability of the 20TB SMR drive following a technology preview in June 2019, supports a growing ecosystem and the continued industry adoption of SMR. Western Digital estimates that 50 percent of its HDD exabytes shipped will be on SMR by 2023.
  • Rambus to Acquire Silicon IP and Secure Protocols Business From Verimatrix: Rambus, a premier silicon IP and chip provider making data faster and safer, has entered into an exclusivity agreement to acquire the Silicon IP, Secure Protocols and Provisioning business from Verimatrix, formerly Inside Secure, a global provider of security and analytics solutions that protect devices, services and applications. The parties intend to enter into an asset purchase agreement with respect to the proposed transaction upon completion of certain pre-conditions. With this acquisition, the world-class embedded security teams from Verimatrix and Rambus will bring together their 25-year histories of developing leading-edge security IP. Hardware-based security has become mission critical for protecting the SoCs and devices in demanding applications such as AI, Networking, IoT and Automotive. The integrated portfolio of products, which will combine the secure silicon IP and provisioning solutions from both companies, will create the most comprehensive silicon-proven security IP offering in the industry.
  • NEXTDC Earns Acclaim from Frost & Sullivan for its Technology and Customer Focus in the Data Centre Market: Frost & Sullivan has recognized NEXTDC Ltd with the 2019 Global Visionary Innovation Leadership Award. NEXTDC’s 100 percent uptime guarantee and unparalleled power usage effectiveness (PUE) levels have helped it set a new customer service benchmark in the Australian data center industry. Leveraging its vast technology expertise and innovation excellence in design, engineering, and project management, NEXTDC has developed a innovative ‘continuous development’ methodology aimed at addressing evolving market needs. This concept is based on adopting a modular design, which delivers greater flexibility and significantly increases the speed of deployment. NEXTDC has dedicated itself to driving unparalleled levels of operational excellence. It is the only data center infrastructure solution provider in Australia that has been successful in achieving a NABERS 5-star rating for energy efficiency, with two of their data centers receiving the pinnacle of NABERS certifications. It is the only data center operator in the country to achieve Uptime Institute Tier IV certification for Design Documents and Constructed Facility and is currently the only provider in the Southern Hemishphere to achieve Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability for its second generation data centers.

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An interview with Aaron Hesse, RCDD, PE, Global Inside Plant Design Engineer at Amazon Web Services

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Originally posted to marcus evans Conferences

Ahead of the 2nd Data Center Design & Construction, we spoke with Aaron Hesse, RCDD, PE, Global Inside Plant Design Engineer at Amazon Web Services to uncover the distinct importance of structured wiring practices and the next generation of cabling standards.

What kind of repercussions could be expected from not using industry-standard cabling practices?

I’ve seen past clients choose to reduce CapEx spend by using non-standard or low-cost cabling methods. They mistakenly believe that optimizing for their exact need on day one is the most ideal case. After all, that is how other systems such as electrical and mechanical infrastructure is designed – right up to the current need without excess. Unfortunately, cabling infrastructure cannot be designed in this way. This desire to reduce waste backs data center owners into a corner 2-3 years down the road. Suddenly they find themselves pulling everything out and redesigning the cabling plant.

What is the most important phase of delivering cable installation for a data center?

If I had to pick one, I would say the acceptance testing and commissioning phase. It’s a common misconception that you need a commissioning agent to complete this phase. Because of this, it is the most likely phase to be forgotten and often gets skipped. That’s a mistake. If the final product isn’t up to industry standards, all of that “future-proofing” you may have done goes out the window. Instead, you’ll be chasing intermittent networking issues that are difficult to diagnose and expensive to repair.

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Leaseweb Selects maincubes AMS01 Colocation Data Center in Amsterdam

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Cloud hosting services provider Leaseweb has selected the maincubes AMS01 data center in Amsterdam as a strategic location for further expanding its global data center presence.

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