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What is a Domain Name?
This week, we are going to explain to you what a Domain is.
1. A great Domain means instant credibility!
2. Choose a name for your Domain.
3. A Domain is an address without a location pointing nowhere at all.
4. It exists in name only, and that is what you are paying the SA registrar for.
5. Always make sure that the Domain is registered in your or your company’s name.
6. You must be able to edit your Domain at any time and make changes.
7. Check the WHOIS info on your Domain (very important)
8. Make sure that you are the owner/registrant.
9. Make 100% Sure your name is listed as the registrant.
10. Your physical or postal address must be listed under: Registrant Address.
11. Your phone number must also be listed under: Registrant Phone in the WOIS info page about your domain.
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL:
12. Your email address must be listed as the registrant email and you must be able to get mail on this address.
13. You must be able to edit this domain and be able to point it to your hosting; that we will discuss tomorrow in full detail!
14. If your WHOIS information is listed as your current hosting provider’s information and email, it’s ok, but you have the right to ask them to change it or edit the Domain yourself. If they refuse this it is time to transfer your domain to a host where you always have full control over your domain. This is the best option.
To get the WHOIS information click on the link below
https://www.mydomain.com/whois/whois.bml and search WHOIS info. Go to Google & search for WHOIS.
South African-born billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong has bought the Los Angeles Times newspaper, one of the largest and most widely-read publications in the US, for $500m (R6bn).
Soon-Shiong was born in Port Elizabeth in the 1950s to Chinese immigrant parents. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand before later emigrating to the US via Canada.
In a media release on Wednesday Tronc, the newspaper’s previous owner, said it had reached an agreement to sell the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune and various titles in the California News Group to Nant Capital, Soon-Shiong’s private investment vehicle.
The deal was concluded for $500m (R6bn) in cash plus the assumption of $90m (R1bn) in pension liabilities.
“We look forward to continuing the great tradition of award-winning journalism carried out by the reporters and editors of the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune and the other California News Group titles,” said Soon-Shiong in a statement.
Journalism has role to play
Los Angeles Times journalists on Thursday shared Soon-Shiong’s introductory letter to staff on social media.
“My own family immigrated from southern China to South Africa generations ago. We chose to settle in Los Angeles because this is the place that felt most like home.
“Ultimately, the decision is deeply personal for me. As someone who grew up in apartheid South Africa, I understand the role that journalism needs to play in a free society.”
Soon-Shiong assured the journalists that he would “work to ensure that you have the tools and resources to produce the high-quality journalism that our readers need and rely upon".
According to a profile of Soon-Shiong in the Los Angeles Times, he joined the University of California – Los Angeles’s medical school – in 1983, after moving from Canada. He later left the university and founded his own medical research firm in the early 1990s, make his fortune in pharmaceuticals and health care.
According to Forbes, he has a net worth of $7.8bn (R94bn), which makes him "America’s richest doctor".
These cool browsers are the 10 best alternative browsers that you may not know existed.
Some of you have asked what are the best alternative browsers, this video should answer that question and some of you have said these alternative browsers are better than Google Chrome.
So if you need a new browser, these are the top 10 best alternative internet browsers.
These web browsers work on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.
Comodo IceDragon: https://www.comodo.com/home/browsers-…
Epic Privacy Browser: https://www.epicbrowser.com/
Opera Neon: http://www.opera.com/computer/neon
Ghost Browser: https://ghostbrowser.com/
Avant Browser: http://www.avantbrowser.com
Pale Moon: https://www.palemoon.org/
Simple Desktop – Make Windows Look Better https://youtu.be/6-5mromnf3c
This works on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Links used on the video:
Rainmeter – http://viahold.com/GJV
L!MIT skins for Rainmeter – http://viahold.com/GGQ
RocketDock – http://viahold.com/GLl
Win10 Theme for RocketDock – http://viahold.com/GIN
Wallpaper – http://viahold.com/GIv
For anyone wondering RocketDock&Rainmeter together like in this tutorial use about 20MB of RAM.
Johannesburg – South African social media users should be on high alert for fraudsters out to catch consumers off guard, according to financial service provider, FNB.
Kovelin Naidoo, Chief Cyber Security Officer at FNB, said that although social media scams in South Africa were not as prevalent when compared to users abroad, the reality was that scams do exist.
“Given that the popularity of social media is set to remain for the coming years, consumers are encouraged to constantly educate themselves about the latest methods that fraudsters use to get hold of their victims’ personal information,” Naidoo said.
Scams consumers should be wary of:
Blackmail – never share personal photos or videos on social media that portray you in a compromising position as scammers can use these against you by threatening to send them to close family members or upload them on public platforms.
Phishing – beware of fraudsters pretending to represent your bank on social media platforms. Your bank will never ask for your credit- or cheque card account number, online banking login details or password or One Time PIN (OTP) on social media platforms.
Help and favours – be on high alert when asked for special financial favours or urgent assistance by strangers, no matter how caring or persistent the individuals may seem. Never share your banking details with strangers and think twice before sending money to someone you recently met online or haven’t met in person yet.
Dating and romance scams – consumers who use social media platforms to meet companions or their life partners should look out for fraudsters that play on emotional triggers to scam people out of their hard earned cash. Dating and romance scammers often lower your defences by appealing to your compassionate side in order to take advantage of you.
Identity theft – avoid sharing personal information, such as ID, passport, drivers licence, payslip, bank statement, municipal or account statements on social media. Fraudsters can steal your information and use it illegally by impersonating you.
Money laundering – scammers often trick people through social media platforms by claiming to have large sums of cash that they need to deposit urgently through a foreign bank account.
FNB said that customers should not allow their accounts to be used by another person to deposit or transact on.
The company said that engaging in such activity could land the account holders in hot water with authorities as allowing proceeds of crime to be laundered through their bank account, knowingly or unknowingly, is a criminal offence.
“When all safety precautions are taken into account, social media remains one of the best platforms that consumers can use to keep up to date with the latest news and trends, interact and catch up with friends and family,” said Naidoo.
In December 2017, Cybersecuity firm Check Point told Fin24 that technology users should prepare for larger, orchestrated worldwide outbreaks as hackers devise new strategies to cash in on human errors.
The last year saw two massive cyber attacks that cost both South African and global companies millions in damages.
In June Fin24 reported that hackers made less than R26 000 off the massive Petya malware attack, which caused major damage to computers globally, including thousands of South Africans.
The WannaCry virus, which surfaced in May, was seen as the biggest attack of 2017. The virus infected between 400 000 and a million devices worldwide.