Friday, January 23, 2009

Thank you all & 新年快乐 (xīnnián kuàilè)

As a big supporter of the Global Entrepreneurship Week campaign since last year, or specifically for the weekful of event in November 2008, we had the privilege to join again for this year's launch event, hosted by Warisan Global and the British High Commissioner / UK Ministry of Trade & Industry (and supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Entrepreneur & Cooperative Development - MeCD) just last Wednesday, 22 Jan 2009 at Bon Ton Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur. Stay tune for more updates as we prepare to make this Week Malaysia 2009 a Big Bang in November again, this year! Have a great year unleashing entrepreneurial capacity in each of us, and be prosperous:



Happy Chinese New Year!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

AT&T is 100-million dollar serious with Yellow Pages business!

The Domain Name YP.com was Acquired by AT&T / YellowPages.com for a Substantial $3.85 Million in Cash

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today internet history has been made with the acquisition of the domain name YP.com for an eye popping $3.85 million. Little is known as to the traffic volume to the site; however the web site rating service Alexa ranked YP.com at roughly 70,000 implying that it was in the top 70,000 sites on the planet with roughly 1,000 to 3,000 visits per day.

"That kind of daily volume does not substantiate a nearly $4 million cash purchase price, especially with the current state of the U.S. economy," said Matt Panella of Domain News.

According to SEC filings and various news releases, AT&T (NYSE:T) acquired the domain name YellowPages.com in 2004 for $100 million then followed up by acquiring the two toll free numbers 1-800-YellowPages and 1-888-YellowPages in 2006 for a cool $1.6 million. In 2008 they acquired the assets of TollFreeYellowPages.com which included the last 2 remaining toll free numbers 1-866-YellowPages and 1-877-YellowPages for a reported $500,000. The AT&T Real Yellow Pages telephone book is considered the most popular telephone book in the United States. With recent acquisitions to date, AT&T has assumed the very popular YellowPages brand through acquisition.

"So, if AT&T has paid a premium to buy all of the YellowPages domain properties and toll free numbers in the United States, what’s left?" Panella said. "More importantly, who's next? The last remaining property which seems to be growing as far as traffic is a site called www.YellowPages.travel. I received an email ad from them awhile back with a pretty cool 30 second TV commercial that was strikingly similar to the YellowPages.com commercials. With AT&T’s obvious intentions to dominate the YellowPages brand within the U.S., they may fall into a snag if the travel site grows in popularity as it obviously is doing according to Alexa. With AT&T branding itself as the dominant player in YellowPages, if not the only player, while YellowPages.com and YellowPages.travel both carrying tremendous branding power amongst consumers, YellowPages.travel may be getting a free ride on AT&T’s coat tail being able to use this multi-billion dollar brand for free."

SOURCE: Business Wire - YP.com Domain Name Acquired by AT&T for $3.85 Million

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Super Savings with Thawte's Digital SSL Certificate via 1oasis

We really meant it when we say it's SUPER!

Compare our prices:-

Malaysia-based Provider/Reseller of Thawte SSL
SSL 123
Web Server Certificate
SGC Certificate
Wildcard Server Certificate
Thawte.com (original retail, direct online)
RM500+ (USD149)
RM890+ (USD 249)
RM2500+ (USD699)
RM2850+ (USD799)
Shinjiru
RM590
RM690
RM1590
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Hostpro2u
RM560
RM650
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-
Emerge
RM268 (USD75)
-
-
-
Surf7
RM300
RM450
RM1250
RM2100
WebVisions (Geotrust comparables)
RM490+ (USD139)
RM530+ (USD149)
RM1060+ (USD299)
RM2500+ (estimate based on retail price of USD995)
1oasis.net
RM199
RM399
RM999
RM1999
SAVINGS with 1oasis SSL
RM70 - 300+
RM51 - 500+
RM250 - RM1500+
RM101 - 850+

* Prices are per annum, based on a manual check at respective companies' websites, and if applicable, on currency exchange as of 13 JAN 2009 (1 USD = 3.58 MYR).

There you go, save as much as 60% with 1oasis.net for all your Digital SSL need!

(unlike Apple computer products for instance, where they retail for much higher in Malaysia-based shops than in USA-based counterparts, our local prices for Thawte SSL certificates even beat prices offered by most US-based retailers, based on EXACT currency conversions to US Dollar from Ringgit Malaysia, hands down!!)

If the trying times today is not a good enough reason for you NOT TO PAY MORE elsewhere, read on...

Why buy a Digital Certificate through us?
  1. Partnership with the best in the industry! - Our partnership with Thawte allows us to sell the most trusted brand of digital certificates. There are many cheaper digital certificate variants available in the market. Thawte is a Verisign company - the first company to start selling Digital certificates worldwide. Thawte is a well-recognized brand with respect to SSL certs, and displaying a Thawte seal on your website assures your customers that your certificate has been issued by the best in the industry.
  2. Unmatched quality! - Do not compromise on a SSL Cert by buying a cheaper brand. A large percentage of internet users leave websites when asked to provide any information about themselves, simply because the website was not a secure website. Even a single customer who leaves your website because they were not comfortable in submitting information to your website, may end up costing you far more than the cost of your SSL Cert. Thawte is a well-recognized brand in the SSL Cert space, and a Thawte seal assures your customers that you are serious about their security.
  3. Choose the perfect one for you! - We offer various different Digital Certificates to suite your Business Needs. Depending on your business size, and the importance of security on your website, you have various above options available to you for purchasing Digital Certificates.

The Thawte Trusted Site Seal

Once you have obtained a Thawte SSL certificate, you will be able to display the Thawte Trusted Site Seal on your website to upload onto their website. On the side is an example of the Thawte Trusted Seal.

The Thawte Trusted Site Seal is a visible, real-time assurance for visitors to your website, that guarantees that the information they submit to your website is private. The Thawte Seal informs your Customers that your website is certified by the most trusted digital certificate provider on the Internet. Thawte is recognized world over as a premium certification authority. By clicking on the Thawte Trusted Site Seal, your website visitors will get real-time confirmation of the validity of the certificate on the web server that they are connected to.

Comparison Chart SSL123 Certificate Web Server Certificate SGC SuperCert Wildcard Server Certificate
Plan Details
Purchase Plan buy buy buy buy
Yearly Price MYR 199.00
Per Year
MYR 399.00
Per Year
MYR 999.00
Per Year
MYR 1999.00
Per Year
Reissues Free! Free! Free! Free!
Encryption Level Upto 256-bit Upto 256-bit Upto 256-bit with step-up to 128-bit Upto 256-bit
Step-Up Functionality - - -
Authentication Domain Check and Quick Validation Comprehensive Business Verification and Authentication Comprehensive Business Verification and Authentication Comprehensive Business Verification and Authentication
Average Issuance Speed Within minutes Less than 2 Days Less than 2 Days Less than 2 Days
Browser Compatibility Highest in the industry Highest in the industry Highest in the industry Highest in the industry
Securing Web domains
Securing gateways (e.g.. Citrix Secure Gateways)
Supports IDNs
Securing multiple hosts for a domain on the same server - - -
Securing intranets (private IP ranges) - - -
Securing web forms for e-commerce sites

Features

SSL123 Certificate Features

  • Upto 256 bit encryption
  • Highest Browser Recognition in the industry
  • Quick Issue
  • Domain name verification
  • Thawte Trusted Site Seal
  • Unlimited Free Reissues
  • Supports IDN

This is an entry level certificate which provides basic validation and authentication for your Customers. If you require your SSL certificate immediately, and are setting up a basic web presence, this certificate is right for you.

Through SSL encryption, the certificate assures that information is kept private between your web server and your client's web browsers.

Web Server Certificate Features

  • Upto 256 bit encryption
  • Highest Browser Recognition in the industry
  • Provides Domain and identity authentication and verification
  • Thawte Trusted Site Seal
  • Stringent Business Verification
  • Issued within 2 days
  • Unlimited Free Reissues
  • Supports IDN

The application process for Web Server Certificate therefore takes longer than SSL123 Certificate. This provides higher assurance and greater comfort to your Customers. If you are serious about your customers security and perception this certificate is ideal for you.

The certificate not only assures your customers that information they submit is kept private between your web server and your client's web browsers, but also assures them of your corporate identity. Web Server Certificate communicates to your Customers that you are serious about their security.

SGC SuperCert Features

  • Upto 256-bit encryption
  • Highest Browser Recognition in the industry
  • Automatic step-up for older browsers
  • Stringent Business Verification
  • Issued within 2 days
  • Thawte Trusted Site Seal
  • Unlimited Free Reissues
  • Supports IDN
  • Supports SGC and step-up Technology

It offers all the advantages of Web Server Certificate and additionally guarantees higher encryption standards even if your Customers are using older browsers with limited encryption capability. It automatically steps-up the encryption of the client even if their browsers have 40-bit or 56-bit encryption capabilities.

SGC SuperCert assures your customers that the information they submit is encrypted using the highest possible encryption standards apart from assuring them of your corporate identity.

If you run a serious ecommerce business, then this is the perfect Certificate for you.

Wildcard Server Certificate Features

  • Upto 256-bit encryption
  • Secures Unlimited Subdomains
  • Highest Browser Ubiquity in the industry
  • Stringent Business Verification
  • Issued within 2 days
  • Thawte Trusted Site Seal
  • Unlimited Free Reissues
  • Supports IDN

A wild-carded certificate can be used to secure your website (www.yourcompany.com) and all your sub-domains (eg shop.yourcompany.com, pay.yourcompany.com etc) with a single certificate.

If you require to secure multiple sub-domains on your website then Wildcard Server Certificate are the right certificates for you.


Verification Process

Once you purchase a Digital Certificate, there are four steps you need to take before your Digital Certificate Enrollment Process is successfully completed.

  • Generating a Public and Private Key - In case you have purchased Web Hosting for the Domain Name from us, you can generate a Public Key and Private Key from your Control Panel itself by entering certain requested information. Alternatively, if you have purchased Web Hosting from another service provider, you would need to get in touch with your Hosting provider to generate a Public Key and Private key.

    Note:
    The moment you receive your Private Key, please make a careful note of it. The Private Key is only known to the owner of the Digital Certificate ensuring security.
  • Submitting Details to thawte - Next you need to submit certain information to Thawte for verification. This can be done from your Control Panel itself by following the steps given below:

    • Login to your Control Panel and search for the domain name for which you have ordered a Digital Certificate.
    • Upon clicking on the order, you need to click on the Enroll Certificate button.
    • Mention the details requested for verification, and then click on the Enroll button.
  • After you have enrolled for a Digital Certificate, thawte would contact your Corporate / Technical Contact and request that Contact to provide them with some documentation.

  • Once you have completed the enrollment process, Thawte would begin quickly verifying the data you have submitted to them and once satisfied, issue you your Digital Certificate. You can continue checking the status of your Digital Certificate request by clicking on the check certificate status in your Control Panel. This process could take anything from a few minutes to a couple of days, depending on the type of certificate purchased.

For any further queries with regard to authenticating your Digital Certificate, please visit: http://cp.1oasis.net/kb/servlet/KBServlet/faq1088.html


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Monday, January 5, 2009

.BIZ Malaysia?

We're happy to announce that our .BIZ domain sale (first announced last month on 10th of Dec 2008) has been extended until the end of March 2009.

.BIZ which was first introduced in 2001 is the 10th most popular top-level-domain (TLD) extension in the world today -- two millions of names bearing .biz TLD extension have been snapped so far (Wikipedia, Jan 2009), and 1000+ are being registered every 24 hours.

Think you can still scour good ones?

Compare with .com at 78-million active registrations, but *.my at only just slightly over 80-thousand active registrations - with growth at about 1.8-million and 1,000 respectively per month. (MYNIC, Jan 2009)

"Yes, we can!" ;)

Because over 1,000 .BIZ domains or nearly 50,000 .COM domains
have expired (pending deletion) every day too! For instance, BizMalaysia.com, made of two words "biz" and "malaysia" with over about 300-million Google Search result each or over 4-million when combined, is a recently deleted domain (being first registered in 2003 or earlier), but re-registered early this month.

Get one today at just RM25 for the first full year of registration - up to 50% discount or more compared to our retail or present market price elsewhere.

Hot phrases for that new domain!

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