Ambrand Dot Com100 oldest .com domains (23.2.2006, 17:20 UTC)
Jottings has compiled a list. Here are the top 10 1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.com 2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.com 3. 24-May-1985 THINK.com 4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.com 5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.com 6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.com 7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.com 8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.com 9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.com 10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.com * list only includes currently registered domains
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Ambrand Dot Com100 oldest dot com domains (23.2.2006, 17:20 UTC)
Jottings has compiled a list. 1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.com 2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.com 3. 24-May-1985 THINK.com 4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.com 5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.com 6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.com 7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.com 8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.com 9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.com 10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.com 11. 19-Mar-1986 IBM.com 11. 19-Mar-1986 SUN.com 13. 25-Mar-1986 INTEL.com 13. 25-Mar-1986 TI.com 15. 25-Apr-1986 ATT.com 16. 08-May-1986 GMR.com 16. 08-May-1986 TEK.com 18. 10-Jul-1986 FMC.com 18. 10-Jul-1986 UB.com 20. 05-Aug-1986 BELL-ATL.com 20. 05-Aug-1986 GE.com 20. 05-Aug-1986 GREBYN.com 20. 05-Aug-1986 ISC.com 20. 05-Aug-1986 NSC.com 20. 05-Aug-1986 STARGATE.com 26. 02-Sep-1986 BOEING.com 27. 18-Sep-1986 ITCORP.com 28. 29-Sep-1986 SIEMENS.com 29. 18-Oct-1986 PYRAMID.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 ALPHACDC.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 BDM.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 FLUKE.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 INMET.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 KESMAI.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 MENTOR.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 NEC.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 RAY.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 ROSEMOUNT.com 30. 27-Oct-1986 VORTEX.com 40. 05-Nov-1986 ALCOA.com 40. 05-Nov-1986 GTE.com 42. 17-Nov-1986 ADOBE.com 42. 17-Nov-1986 AMD.com 42. 17-Nov-1986 DAS.com 42. 17-Nov-1986 DATA-IO.com 42. 17-Nov-1986 OCTOPUS.com 42. 17-Nov-1986 PORTAL.com 42. 17-Nov-1986 TELTONE.com 42. 11-Dec-1986 3COM.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 AMDAHL.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 CCUR.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 CI.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 CONVERGENT.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 DG.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 PEREGRINE.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 QUAD.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 SQ.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 TANDY.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 TTI.com 50. 11-Dec-1986 UNISYS.com 61. 19-Jan-1987 CGI.com 61. 19-Jan-1987 CTS.com 61. 19-Jan-1987 SPDCC.com 64. 19-Feb-1987 APPLE.com 65. 04-Mar-1987 NMA.com 65. 04-Mar-1987 PRIME.com 67. 04-Apr-1987 PHILIPS.com 68. 23-Apr-1987 DATACUBE.com 68. 23-Apr-1987 KAI.com 68. 23-Apr-1987 TIC.com 68. 23-Apr-1987 VINE.com 72. 30-Apr-1987 NCR.com 73. 14-May-1987 CISCO.com 73. 14-May-1987 RDL.com 75. 20-May-1987 SLB.com 76. 27-May-1987 PARCPLACE.com 76. 27-May-1987 UTC.com 78. 26-Jun-1987 IDE.com 79. 09-Jul-1987 TRW.com 80. 13-Jul-1987 UNIPRESS.com 81. 27-Jul-1987 DUPONT.com 81. 27-Jul-1987 LOCKHEED.com 83. 28-Jul-1987 ROSETTA.com 84. 18-Aug-1987 TOAD.com 85. 31-Aug-1987 QUICK.com 86. 03-Sep-1987 ALLIED.com 86. 03-Sep-1987 DSC.com 86. 03-Sep-1987 SCO.com 89. 22-Sep-1987 GENE.com 89. 22-Sep-1987 KCCS.com 89. 22-Sep-1987 SPECTRA.com 89. 22-Sep-1987 WLK.com 93. 30-Sep-1987 MENTAT.com 94. 14-Oct-1987 WYSE.com 95. 02-Nov-1987 CFG.com 96. 09-Nov-1987 MARBLE.com 97. 16-Nov-1987 CAYMAN.com 97. 16-Nov-1987 ENTITY.com 99. 24-Nov-1987 KSR.com 100. 30-Nov-1987 NYNEXST.com * list only includes currently registered domains
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Ambrand Dot ComHow to drive fast (18.2.2006, 00:28 UTC)
European Style
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Ambrand Dot ComFreedom of Information (17.2.2006, 14:41 UTC)
I have just read with interest the fees schedule for FOI. Access to a non-personal record by a non-medical card holder EUR 15 but also Request for a non-personal record by medical card holder or dependant of medical card holder EUR 10 It is nice that there is a reduced rate for those on limited incomes. However, look at the phrasing of the EUR 15 “non-medical card holder”, that sounds like the author is under the impression that everyone has medical cards. But moving on to the crux, why are medical cards being used in this way, they have become the universal “discount card”, and should be renamed as such.Other examples are the Junior and Leaving Certificate fees. Students whose parent or guardian holds a current medical card do not have to pay the fee.
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Ambrand Dot ComThe cheapest .com registrar (17.2.2006, 03:36 UTC)
So you’re searching the web for the cheapest domain registrar, you want to skinny. You’ve looked at the el cheapo registrars but couldn’t wade through the corporate logos on the homepage to find any concrete pricing info. Well don’t despair ambrand dot com is here to help. Enom’s ETP pricing structure is USD 8.95 for a new registration, and USD 9.95 for an incoming transfer (If you want an free ETP account email the author). This encourages new registrations, and conversly discourages transfers. Godaddys structure is USD 8.28 fior a new registration, and USD 6.48 for an incoming transfer. To access the above Enom structure you must have an ETP account and you must preload your account in batches of USD 100, they take USD 3 if you pay by credit card. To access the above Godaddy structure you must apply a 10 percent discount using one of the many freely available codes, like candy or diggnation. After passing the busy festooned homepage you will have the opportunity to enter is in a textbox before entering your cc info. Godaddy’s structure is the best so far, indeed Enom’s requirement to preload by a huge amount is bad business. They try to placate the user referring to him as a “reseller”, but this is just a title, their prices are nothing special, perhaps a few years ago but not today. Indeed, staying with pricing the best offer at the moment is Netfirms just USD 4.95 for a new registration. This has been available for months from this OpenSRS reseller, who are enjoy ICANN accredition. Yahoo Domains advertise a price of USD 2.99 for new registrations but its not worth it. They are only a reseller of MelbourneIT and it’s a nightmare trying to get an AUTH code when the time comes to jump ship, the control panel doesn’t contain the code, and you have to beg Yahoo Domains for it, threatening legal action seems to be a requirement. So only use them for throwaway domains or .coms which don’t have codes thanks to Verisign. Netfirms does have drawbacks though. Every customer is only allowed three domains.
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Ambrand Dot ComThe cheapest gTLD registrar (17.2.2006, 03:36 UTC)
So you’re searching the web for the cheapest domain registrar, you want to skinny. You’ve looked at the el cheapo registrars but couldn’t wade through the corporate logos on the homepage to find any concrete pricing info. Well don’t despair ambrand dot com is here to help. Enom’s ETP pricing structure is USD 8.95 for a new registration, and USD 9.95 for an incoming transfer (If you want an free ETP account email the author). This encourages new registrations, and conversly discourages transfers. Godaddys structure is USD 8.28 fior a new registration, and USD 6.48 for an incoming transfer. To access the above Enom structure you must have an ETP account and you must preload your account in batches of USD 100, they take USD 3 if you pay by credit card. To access the above Godaddy structure you must apply a 10 percent discount using one of the many freely available codes, like candy or diggnation. After passing the busy festooned homepage you will have the opportunity to enter is in a textbox before entering your cc info. Godaddy’s structure is the best so far, indeed Enom’s requirement to preload by a huge amount is bad business. They try to placate the user referring to him as a “reseller”, but this is just a title, their prices are nothing special, perhaps a few years ago but not today. Indeed, staying with pricing the best offer at the moment is Netfirms just USD 4.95 for a new registration. This has been available for months from this OpenSRS reseller, who are enjoy ICANN accredition. Yahoo Domains advertise a price of USD 2.99 for new registrations but its not worth it. They are only a reseller of MelbourneIT and it’s a nightmare trying to get an AUTH code when the time comes to jump ship, the control panel doesn’t contain the code, and you have to beg Yahoo Domains for it, threatening legal action seems to be a requirement. So only use them for throwaway domains or .coms which don’t have codes thanks to Verisign. Netfirms does have drawbacks though. Every customer is only allowed three domains. In practice their internal customerid is based on your US address, or if elsewhere on your email address. Orders made from abroad are subject to human approval, posibly due to the lack of cc address verification.
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Ambrand Dot ComSplogs (17.2.2006, 00:54 UTC)
This blog has been receiving numerous hits from KR & CN IPs who POST comments with links to their splogs (spam blogs). Perhaps these robots haven’t heard of “nofollow”. I wonder should I deepsix those countries via htaccess? or will I change commenting to registered users only. The former I suppose.
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Ambrand Dot ComFree Irish Examiner Camera (16.2.2006, 19:50 UTC)
I received the camera today, it was free so there is no LCD screen, or zoom (not even a digital zoom), but it did come in a nice white bubble envelope (which I’ll use for ebay posting) and a USB extension cable. The competition is closed now, but if you want a free camera then you could make one out of paper!
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Ambrand Dot ComRingaskiddy Crematorium (16.2.2006, 19:44 UTC)
I have returned from a fact finding mission to Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, where I viewed the site for the new Crematorium. It will be on Rocky Island, which is the small island that links the two bridges leading from Ringaskiddy to Haulbowline (Yes I know, the postal address for Haulbowline is Cobh, but trust me the bridge leave from Ringaskiddy). I didn’t bring my digital camera, but you can see the site (Rocky Island) on google maps, albeit on from a low resolution swath on Google Maps
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Ambrand Dot ComI want a piano (16.2.2006, 19:35 UTC)
I’ve just finished replying to all the Valentine cards that I received a few days ago!. Also during the day I happened to hear Ennio Morricone - Cinema Paradiso - Theme for Piano, from the 1989 Italian language film of the same name. It has inspired me to learn how to play the piano. Unfortunately, I don’t actually have a piano, so if you would be good enought to donate some funds to my paypal account ambrand AT ambrand DOT com. Then I’ll be a few steps closer! I don’t need a Disklavier, and the stencil isin’t important, so EUR 225 should suffice as far as I can gather from my melodious friends.It seems that everyone uses Firefox at ths stage, but it is still worth looking at the competition.
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Ambrand Dot ComGoogle Earth Bandwidth Problems (14.2.2006, 23:24 UTC)
Google Earth (the excutable) and Google Maps (the website) are excellent. Recently I’ve been using the former to look former holiday destinations, ahh the memories. Naturally, I had a look around to contiguous USA, from Muncie, IN (of Hudsucker Proxy fame) down to Oklahoma City, OK, very cool, well until I looked at DUMeter (a bandwitdh usage monitor) I downloaded over 3GB today! My ISP has a cap of 30GB, so lets say I won’t be using Google Earth everyday. The default cache is 400MB, I changed it to 800MB so that should make a difference. Thanks to http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Google_Earth#Store_More_Maps_On_Your_Hard_Drive
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Ambrand Dot ComWhy I want a Piano (14.2.2006, 22:53 UTC)
I’ve just finished replying to all the Valentine cards that I received today! Also during the day I happened to hear Ennio Morricone - Cinema Paradiso - Theme for Piano, from the 1989 Italian language film of the same name. It has inspired me to learn how to play the piano. Unfortunately, I don’t actually have a piano, so if you would be good enought to donate some funds to my paypal account ambrand AT ambrand DOT com. Then I’ll be a few steps closer! I don’t need a Disklavier, and the stencil isin’t important, so EUR 225 should suffice as far as I can gather from my melodious friends.It seems that everyone uses Firefox at ths stage, but it is still worth looking at the competition.
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Ambrand Dot ComIE 7 Beta (12.2.2006, 21:56 UTC)
It seems that everyone uses Firefox at ths stage (if have held out then you should click this blue button. It is still worth looking at the competition. google_ad_client = "pub-8931485768235918"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "468x60_as_rimg"; google_cpa_choice = "CAAQ8aaVzgEaCPJg3qtkyXM9KOm293M"; //-->
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Ambrand Dot ComMasters Degree in Linux? (12.2.2006, 21:53 UTC)
Novell has partnered with Charles Sturt University, Australia to develop a Linux Masters Degree for IT professionals.
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Ambrand Dot ComChinese Pirates (12.2.2006, 21:50 UTC) Link | Author: info | Clicks: 1
Ambrand Dot ComTPS Report (12.2.2006, 21:46 UTC)
Hey, whats happening, someone has made a PDF of a TPS Report Cover Sheet
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Ambrand Dot ComDRM (12.2.2006, 00:42 UTC)
What is Lt Colmbos’ First name? Frank? well… Fake dictionary words, fake map places designed to catch copyright infringers/plagarisiers
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Ambrand Dot ComGoogle Maps censored (12.2.2006, 00:41 UTC)
An area of a Russian mountain range, just next to Alaska, US is blacked out
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Ambrand Dot Compolice.ie (12.2.2006, 00:10 UTC)
I visited the domain police.ie recently expecting to find the official Garda website. However nothing is there. Not even a fansite to the 1977–1985 three-piece British band rock group. Naturally I did a WHOIS on the domain, and found out that an Unincorporated Association of a Gabor Varga & Jozsef Petho has registered multiple RBNs with the CRO and subsequently registered multiple .ie domains of a generic nature. police.ie british.ie look.ie and of a specific nature ipod.ie While I’m sure the paperwork is in order for these domains, I wonder what their purpose is? I guess novelty email.
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Ambrand Dot ComNameserver problems (11.2.2006, 23:37 UTC)
US host nectartech.com had its domain suspended by GoDaddy, the story is long and complicated, but an interesting side story is the effect it had on their customers. They were using ns1.nectartech.com & ns2.nectartech.com only, so once that domain was suspended their sites failed to resolve. Let this be a lesson to other hosts, you should have name servers on two seperate domains, and as added security use different registrars. Currently many hosts only have their nameservers in different IP ranges but still on the same domain.
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Ambrand Dot ComThe IT Crowd and GeoIP (11.2.2006, 23:21 UTC)
Episodes of this new Channel 4 programme are available to view online. However only if your IP address is registered to a UK address. Visit this URL and you’ll see an error message (well unless you are actually in the UK!) We’re sorry, but users outside the UK cannot access The IT Crowd. What about those in Ireland, who receive Channel 4 by satellite/cable? Well perhaps I shouldn’t complain, at least Channel 4 have only blocked a section of their site, because a US TV channel called Shotime has blocked its entire site from non US IP addresses. Sorry We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States. It is perhaps ironic that those who watch the IT Crowd will know how to circumvent the GeoIP problem.
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Ambrand Dot Com5,000 radio and TV channels with a dozen satellite dishes (11.2.2006, 23:21 UTC) Link | Author: info | Clicks: 0
Ambrand Dot ComElectoral Register (11.2.2006, 18:20 UTC)
Would you like to know you friends and neighbours middles names? or who lives in a particular house? You’ve tried the phone book, but you’ve seen that many people only use their initials, or are ex-directory, so now try the electoral register! Published by the local authorities copies are accessible free at the local library in paper form or online at the website of the authority, for example Cork County Marketing companies have used the register for years. Because a person must be aged 18 to be included on the register credit card companies can use it for mailings without wasting money on those who are legally ineligable to sign a credit contract! MBNA send me mailings.
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Ambrand Dot Com.ie requirements (9.2.2006, 16:46 UTC)
Let’s say there is a company called Acme Ireland Ltd (just an example name) Let’s say I aproach a .ie reseller and provide them with the Company number of Acme (which I can easy find from the CRO website) I can then register acme.ie, I could use their real address and then my own email, maybe acme@throwawaydomain.com Now, I don’t recommend this route of course, but lets look at the advantages! Its not about cybersquatting, there is no point registering cocacola.ie or mcdonalds.ie (if they were available), rather the advantages lie in getting other names, perhaps generic ones, that you want and are too cheap to register the RBNs yourself for EUR 20. For example if one wanted prescriptiondrugs.ie, then one could apply using the details of Transnational Drug Company Plc and get the domain using the discretionary route. Let me emphasise once again, that I cannot condone this sort of thing, I am just pointing out that while the IEDR consider themselves to be a “managed” registry and the public thus consider the parties behing .ie domains to be respectable this is not a guarantee.
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Ambrand Dot ComIEDR.ie loopholes (9.2.2006, 16:46 UTC)
Let’s say there is a company called Acme Casino Ltd (I’ll use only example names herein). Let’s say I aproach a .ie reseller and provide them with the Company number of Acme (which I can easy find from the CRO website), I can then register acmecasino.ie. I would provide all their real details but use my own email address, maybe acme@throwawaydomain.com. Perhaps I could put some banner ads on the site, or redirect it to a competitor, but this greasy activity would be quickly seen and the company would reclaim the domain. However… instead of using Acme’s full trademark what if I just used the generic element, and registered casino.ie, or related terms like gambling.ie, money.ie. It would be very easy for me to simply register CRO RBNs containing those terms, but if I wished to save the multiple EUR 20’s that would cost then I could take what I will term the “acme route”. Let’s say did wish to be above board and register RBNs, now let’s say we wanted to register casino.ie,gambling.ie, and money.ie. The obvious route would eb to register those three RBNs, but instead of paying for all three, what if I just got one RBN called “Casino Gambling Money”, indeed what if I was an absolute cheapskate and got “Casino Gambling Money Keyword1 Keyword2 Keyword3 insert rest of dictionary ad infinitum…” of course some restraint would be necessary as the CRO RBN aplications are rubber stamped by humans, and the right of refusal is reserved in the 1963 act. In this article I have assumed that the RBN is solely for the purpose of satisfying the IEDR, however in reality it is also required to open a bank account for the hypothetical sole trader, and so another level of human rubber stamping is involved. Further, I cannot condone the above, I am just pointing out that while the IEDR consider themselves to be a “managed” registry and the public thus consider the parties behing .ie domains to be respectable this is not a guarantee.
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Ambrand Dot ComNew An Post rates (9.2.2006, 16:42 UTC)
I have just read with interest the new rates guide Page 6 (in the creators pagination) mentions a special rate for “Sending books abroad” I occasionally sell books on ebay and post them to them abroad (they are in English so I post to UK, US, CA) I wonder what the strings are? How will the post office know my envelopes contain books and not something else? Also why can’t they yuse the more favourable phrase of “Printed papers/matter”? that is used elsewhere.
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Ambrand Dot ComCRO email (9.2.2006, 16:31 UTC)
The CRO website lists an email address of info@cro.ie for general queries. It seems this is an alias of Cro_Info@entemp.ie. When the CRO reply they use is From: Cro_Info@entemp.ie and not the more desirable From: CRO Info My incoming mail server is running SpamAssassin and so it does the following X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.2 required=4.5 tests=NO_REAL_NAME.. causing this to happen Subject: [possible spam]… It is not just the CRO that are guilty of not using a REAL_NAME many people don’t.
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Ambrand Dot ComBuy Danish (6.2.2006, 22:05 UTC) Link | Author: info | Clicks: 0
Ambrand Dot ComCork green routes (6.2.2006, 18:36 UTC)
This is an example of cartoons being used by roads to publicise green routes, the character is based upon Eddie Hobbs, the artist is Peadar Drinan.  
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Ambrand Dot ComSay something interesting or don’t say anything at all (4.2.2006, 16:37 UTC)
Piaras Kelly PR says interesting Say something interesting or don’t say anything at all. “…Organisations should pursue online communication initiatives that will be of interest to people and provide a good return on investment…” I hear what he is saying but the problem is that blogging is so cheap to do that is is often treated with disrespect in organisations. For example if you started an adsense campaign and payed USD 500 per day you would make full sure it was profitable, but if you started a blog for USD 5 per day then you aren’t too interested in how it performs, or to use yet another example imagine you had an employee working for USD 500 per day, you wouldn’t have him making coffee! But imagine you had an employee, maybe an office junior, working for USD 5 per day well…
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