Friday, 29 June 2012
With Apple still struggling to cope with the Flashback Trojan, Mac users are now realizing their need for antivirus protection. The latest avast! Free Antivirus for Mac (free) boasts a new GUI and automatic updates. It scans for malware on demand and in real time, and offers the bonus of Web reputation reporting.


Real-Time Protection

Real-time protection comes in the form of three shields. The Web Shield ensures that you don't accidentally download malicious files. File System Shield checks all files on access. A malicious file that tries to launch will get quarantined instead. The Mail Shield checks your email communications and quashes any malicious attachments.


You can view the level of activity for each shield in a real-time graph, or dig into reports on exactly what actions have been taken. Popup notifications keep you apprised of the program's protective activities in real time. You can control popups to just show critical messages and set how long they stay on your screen.


Web Reputation

The web reputation browser button displays a red or green icon for sites with an overall bad or good reputation.


Reputation information comes from users like you. When you click the button you can rate the site on a five-step scale from bad to good and also tag it with any of five good and five bad attributes. The browser button's icon also shows whether the site has a low, medium, or high number of votes.


Avast! Free Antivirus for Mac is available as a free download at: http://ptoone.thexyz.net/item/36ab9f5b98ce4f4bbcd55d3ad29d3dcc




Monday, 18 June 2012

After 2 months of rigorous beta testing with close to 1000 clients, Thexyz website update is now live!


We have added great new content and remarkable features that will help navigate the site with ease. You can also enjoy the following features:

Completely Redesigned

Absolutely new look and feel with a minimalist & sophisticated Design.

Brand New Product Pages

Redesigned product pages with highlighted plans, comprehensive feature lists and FAQs.

Incredibly Fast!

Remarkably fast load times with quick check Availability & search functions.

Lightening Fast Domain Check Availability

A remarkably fast AJAX based domain check availability feature

Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Several well known organizations have applied for new generic top level domain extensions, in reference to a list released today.

Last June, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a nonprofit organization that oversees domain names and other Internet infrastructure issues, approved a plan to let companies, organizations and individuals come up with their own domain name extensions, in addition to existing generic ones such as “.com” and ".net" charging each company $185,000 per application.

Here are what some companies applied for:

  • Fox applied for .fox through holding company Fox Registry LLC

  • ABC applied for .abc

  • The BBC applied for .bbc

  • CBS applied for .cbs through holding company CBS Domains Inc.

  • The Weather Channel applied for both .weather and .weatherchannel


There are also seven companies that applied for .news. For extensions that have multiple entities vying for them, the companies can negotiate between each other to try to get someone to withdraw an application. Otherwise, the gTLD goes up for auction.

There is doubt in the Internet community as to whether these new domains will catch on, as .com extensions are usually preferred. However, with the supply of .com domains quickly diminishing, the demand for alternative solutions like this has increased.

The new domain extensions, if approved, are not likely to be live until “early” 2013, which some speculate to mean April or May at the earliest.

You can view a complete list of the initial applications here: http://forum.thexyz.net/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1656

 

Monday, 11 June 2012
With every new .ASIA Domain Name, you will receive a unique code that they can use to redeem for an Assured Free Gift directly from the .ASIA Registry. The redemption code will be emailed to you within 12 business days after the domain has been successfully registered.



  • This is only valid on orders through http://www.thexyzhosting.com
  • This offer ends July 31st, 2012



Free gift will depend on length of registration


  • 1 Year registration gets you free Headphones
  • 2 Year registration gets you free Stylus Pen
  • 5 Year registration gets you free Wireless Mini Keyboard
  • 10 Year registration gets you free 7" Android Tablet PC




Please Note: These gifts are being offered directly by the .ASIA Registry. If you experience any difficulties pertaining to the same, kindly send an email to info@freeb.asia


If you require any assistance in setting up these promotions or would like to know more about this mail, do not hesitate to contact us directly.






Wednesday, 6 June 2012
While the short answer for many websites is a no, there are time when you need to look into investing in the fifty bucks or so it costs year to get a certified SSL for your website.

Here are some examples when it is a good idea to turn your website, into a secure website.

E-Commerce websites

The number one concern of anyone who is shopping online is always security. Whilst most websites make use of third party payment processors to handle the security of payments, rendering a SSL certificate redundant for this purpose, it does help with buyer confidence. If a potential buyer can see that the connection to a website is a secure one and also that it has been secured by an third party, then it helps in allowing that buyer to trust your site.

Email providers have increased trust to your domain

If you are having issues with people receiving your emails it may not be an issue with the server where your emails are hosted but instead it could be an issue with Internet Service Providers trusting your IP or domain with sending email through an encrypted connection. SSL opens up new ports to send mail through and while you do not need an SSL certificate to send mail through but it can help some ISP's trust your email accounts resulting in slightly more reliable email service.

Collecting user information

If you are collecting any user information and storing it on your web server you will need to use an SSL Certificate.

A trusted domain name

If you care about the integrity of your domain and want it trusted by all sources then a SSL certificate is the way to go.

How can I set up an SSL certificate?

Setting up an SSL is simple when ordered through Thexyz as an authorized reseller of AlphaSSL and Comodo digital certificates, we can take care of the whole process for you. As always you are guaranteed by a 30 money back warranty.



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