In our latest edition of web hosting news, we see which city has the largest data center cluster in Europe. Also, Huawei makes a move on the African cloud services market. Then, we see reports of the number of new domain names registrations. And a hack brings down a popular Dark Web hosting provider. Find out more below.
Dark Web hosting provider hacked
Daniel’s Hosting, one of the largest web hosting providers of Dark Web, was hacked on November 15. The attack took down the provider’s website and all the services hosted on the platform. Daniel Winzen, the developer behind the hosting service, confirmed that someone had accessed the database and deleted all the accounts.
“Unfortunately, all data is lost and per design, there are no backups,” Winzen later told ZDNet in an email.
Six million domain names registered in Q2 2018
Verisign announced the global number of domain name registrations reached nearly 340 million across all top-level domains. With 6 million new domains being registered in the second quarter of 2018 alone. The company also registered a total growth of 1.8% of new domain registrations when compared to the previous quarter. And a 2.4% increase year-on-year.
The .COM and .NET extensions remain the most popular TLDs overall. While China’s .CN tops the list of country-code TLDs with most new domain name registrations this year.
Huawei rolls out cloud services in South Africa
Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei, announced it will operate a local data center by the end of this year. And so will soon start offering cloud services in South Africa, making it the first cloud service provider to operate in Africa. Moreover, the company revealed it will open more cloud regions across the continent.
“Huawei Cloud’s innovative technologies and services will help African governments, carriers, and enterprises in a variety of industries to leapfrog to a fully-connected, intelligent era,” said Huawei Cloud Business Unit vice president Edward Deng
Frankfurt becomes largest data center cluster in Europe
A new report by DataCentrePricing.com (DCP) shows Frankfurt beat London as the European city with the largest data center cluster. The German city has over 277,500 m2 of data center raised floor space. The same report indicates we should expect data centers to continue expanding in all major city clusters. And Rome is to have the highest percentage growth among the European cities surveyed.