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WhatsApp Messenger

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Open, Connected, Successful

WhatsApp Messenter

Striking it rich, dreaming of endless wealth, and finding the veritable “pot-of-gold” is part of the dream that most every entrepreneur who creates a software application in today’s business environment is shooting for.  Entrepreneurs hope that the business will be attractive and sell for a ridiculous sum of money based on the evaluation. WhatsApp Messenger definitely struck it rich this past week when Facebook bought the relatively new firm for $19 billion dollars; $4 billion in cash and another $15 billion in Facebook stock options.

 WhatsApp Messenger Does What?

WhatsApp Messenger, a five-year-old-company, is a (not so) proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging subscription service for smartphones. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, videos, and audio media messages as well as their location using integrated mapping features.  Competing with a number of Asian-based messaging services (including LINE, KakaoTalk, WeChat), WhatsApp has over 450 million monthly active users around the world, and has been adding a million users daily.   According to the Financial Times, WhatsApp “has done to SMS on mobile phones what Skype did to international calling on landlines.”

Essentially, this application allows users to communicate between all different types of mobile phones on all different carriers, world-wide. All you need to do is enter your phone number and WhatsApp “looks” through your contact list for other people who are using the app. Then you can message those users all you want without limits or overage charges. The technology behind WhatsApp is not very complicated or even that proprietary; the application allows for Multimedia messages (an image, audio or video) to be sent to an HTTP server and then a link to the content along with its Base64 encoded thumbnail is sent to the contact indicated.  In the simplest of terms, the user sending the information does so by sending the information to a web server via the mobile app. The designated user(s) receive the message in the form of a link on the same mobile app.  The app is free to download and has no ads, but it costs $1 per year after the first year.

WhatsApp allows for the circumvention of regular SMS messaging which basically exploits a “loophole” in mobile phone carrier pricing.  Additionally and maybe even as importantly, WhatsApp is a stark reminder of how much money phone carriers are losing out on as competitors let users text and chat at no charge.  According to research done by Ovum Ltd, free social-messaging applications like WhatsApp cost phone providers around the world $32.5 billion in texting fees in 2013.  That figure is projected to reach $54 billion by 2016.  As more customers switch to smartphones with increased and better Internet access, people are relying more on applications such as WhatsApp to communicate.  This is particularly true in areas outside the United States where carriers do not include unlimited texting into voice and data plans.  The rise of these Instant-Messaging applications has offered a cheaper source of communication, especially between users located in different countries, and they are undercutting the texts that, up to now, had been a key source of income.

Why the Acquisition?

According to Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook acquired WhatsApp because it wants to, “make the world more open and connected.” But, did Facebook really acquire WhatsApp because it wants to enter the mobile phone market? (This reason has been suggested with other acquisitions).  J.P. Morgan analyst, Doug Anmuth said, “Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp gives the company a strong position in mobile messaging, which we think is a crucial part of the company’s core mission of connecting the world.” Still, others speculate that Facebook wants to expand their global social media footprint.   As TechCrunch’s Josh Constine notes, “WhatsApp is huge in developing countries. Facebook could also use WhatsApp to help bring more people online through subsidized Internet, which Facebook already offers in some countries.  The acquisition is a shortcut to owning those growing markets.”  Others believe that Facebook wants to corner the photo sharing market.  With a user base of 450 million (compared to 1.23 billion for Facebook), WhatsApp users send 500 million pictures back and forth per day, about 150 million more than Facebook users generate.   Maybe Facebook is weeding out the competition as it has did with Instagram while blocking any future deals with other rivals like Twitter.

What is certain is WhatsApp will provide mountain loads of data about the things that people world-wide are truly interested in; information which, until the acquisition, Facebook didn’t have access to.  This new data can then be used for targeted advertising on other Facebook properties.

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp is definitely setting precedence in the acquiring of newly formed user-based start-up companies.  Using an “evaluation” process of the firm (number of users that currently use the application, combined with the potential income that may be derived from advertising to the user base, or from an increase in the cost of the app, or the possibility of adding additional revenue based services) instead of structuring an offer based on actual revenue (WhatsApp declined to comment on their sales figures) has stirred up the financial world.

With a rapidly developing coding community taking off in South Carolina, this news is both thrilling and exciting!  I know I am encouraged!  I am a serial entrepreneur with two established businesses in the Upstate, and beginning a third – a new social application called SocialSprig.  It is my dream, and the dream of many entrepreneurs like me, who hope that our startups ultimately have a higher evaluation than XEROX, Marriott, and American Airlines.

China Domain Name Registration Scam

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

China Domain Name Registration Scam, So I got an email today from a client asking if the email they received from a Chinese domain name company was legitimate or not. I went on the internet and did a little digging and I ran across this great blog post about getting emails just like this saying your domain is going to 
Hey! Got an Email from China Domain Name Registration Center, Asian Domain Registration Service In China, The Department Of Registration Service In China etc.?
(21/05/2013 3:58 pm)

China Domain Name Registration Scam - Christopher Hofman Laursen

China Domain Name Registration Scam - Scam Fighter

Christopher Hofman Laursen

The reason that you have landed here is surely due to an email in your inbox from an Asian named domain name registrar such as China Domain Name Registration CenterAsian Domain Registration Service In China or The Department Of Registration Service In China. In the email they probably request you to forward the email to your CEO with an urgent request to react quickly to a list of available domain names about to be registered by another company infringing your trademark rights. (This other “company” could also email you to tell that they plan to register the domains). In the following I will list the types of emails, discuss if this threat email should be taken seriously and which measures you should take. At the end we have collected a list of Chinese companies and individuals to be aware of plus examples of their emails. Please contact me if you have other examples, and do share the article so we can avoid more victims.

20.08.13: LAST NAME ADDED TO THE LIST: James ZhangChina Registry (Headquarters)

China Domain Name Registration Scam

Three types of emails

There are basically three types of unsolicited emails that you can receive:

1. A third party is interested in some available domain names (typically .hk, .cn, .tw), where you have a matching trademark. In only a few days the other party will register these domains, unless you react.

2. You receive a renewal reminder for a domain name which is very similar to the one you have registered. It could be that you have CoffeeMachineCompany.cn, and they want you to renew CoffeeMachineCompany.net.cn.

3. You receive a renewal reminder for a domain name that you have registered with another registrar. This should be reported to the right authorities. We got an example here from 18th May 2013 at the bottom, so you can see how they look.

Is this a real threat, where you have to react?

Our clients here at European Domain Centre are international companies with worldwide brands to defend, and a couple of times each month they forward these emails to me with the question: Are they fake? Are these domains really going to be registered by another company inside a few days? I went back to look at emails that clients had send over the years. One client got an email from The Department of Registration Service In China on 13.02.12 with a list of 10 domains. All of these domain names are still available one year after. Another client received an email from Asian Domain Registration in China on 17.10.11 with a list of four domains. The client ended up registering one of the domain names with us and the other three have been left unregistered for the last two years. The question in the title must be answered with a NO. This is a Chinese domain scam, where a third party company is used without its consent to pressure you to purchase some domain names via this Chinese registry. The domains will not be registered if you ignore them.
If you start a conversation with them, they will in each email tell you how urgent it is to register your domains. I have even been informed that they can call you at a certain point to put on more pressure. If you ask them for a reference or any information about the third party company interested in registering your domain names, they will not pass on any information, as it is “confidential”.

Are they real domain registrars?

Some yes, and others no. Going through the list of contacts I can see that many of the contacts only recently registered the domain name for their email, and no website exists. It is very likely that they will take your money and run. Some of the scammers regularly change their email address. E.g. Michael Hong has used eight different email addresses over the last months. They do this to avoid being blocked by spam filters.

What should you do when you receive an email from China Domain Name Registration Center or other similar named registrar?

As confirmed above your domain names will not be registered by another company, however I would still recommend you to do a couple of actions. First and foremost, there are companies taking the bait. Over the next two years hundreds of new gTLDs will be launched, so there will be even more confusion. If you have received an email like this, then please forward it to me at christopher@europeandomaincentre.com, and I will list it in the article to warn about these emails. I have already enclosed a sample of these below. You can also do like this guy and start a conversation with the scammer!

Secondly, it is surely not possible to stop these scam emails. You can search in Google where to report scams to your local authorities. Especially for fake renewal emails I would definetely take action, as this type of emails is far more scrupulous and easy to fall for, and they should be stopped immediately before others become victims. You can also share this article in your network so we can spread the message and ensure that the database is updated.

Thirdly, if you do plan to register domain names in those countries, then I would recommend that you do not wait. Contact your current domain registrar (Not China Domain Name Registration Center!). If you decide to use us at European Domain Centre, you will only have to deal with one contact for all your domain names, even if you have registered domains in countries all over the world.

Conclusion

When you receive an email from China Domain Name Registration Center or a similar company about domains which are about to be registered, then it is most likely a false warning, and you should ignore it. You can send it to me, as we can then update the article to warn about new emails. Secondly, if you do think that some of these domain names could come in handy in the near future, then do go ahead and register them. I recommend as well that you read the article The Top 5 Domain Name Scams in 2012.

Company names and URLs used by scammers

China Registry (Headquarters) (www.chinaregistry.com.cn)
Netregistry (www.netregistry.org.cn)
Network Solutions Service Company (http://www.cn-network.com, dot-network.asia )
China Domain Name Registration Center
Tik Company , Shanghai Tik Admin Registry (tik-public , tik-china.org , tik-public.org , tik public , tik public org , tik-china.org , tik-public.com)
DES Registry Services (des-services.org , des-registry.org.cn , des-registry.net.cn , des-registry.org, des-services.cn, Des Services China, des-registry, des-services.com.cn, www.des-services.org )
China Registry (www.chinaregistry.org)
Nus Network Center (www.nus-center.org)
Network Service Company which is the domain name registration center in Shanghai, China
Organization of trademark intellectual property protection in China (http://www.cn-network.com , cm-nic.org )
Department of Asian Domain Registration Service in China ( dsa-web.org , dsa register china, dsa-register.cn, dsa-register.org.cn, www.dsa-register.org)
Auditing department of a professional domain name registration and dispute solution organization in China (dot-network.com.cn)
Domain name registration and protection agency in Asia
domain name registration and solution center in China
The institution for registration service in the People’s Republic of China
Registration Law Office 
Asian Domain Registration Service in China ( des-services.net.cn , des-services.org.cn , dg-network.org , dg-network.org.cn , dus solutions china , www.dus-solutions.org, dus-solutions.org , dus-web.org.cn , .dus-web.org , des-services.cn , dln center, des-registry.com.cn , des-registry.net.cn, dus solutions, des-registry.cn, dus-solutions, dus-web, dus-web.cn, dus-web.net.cn)
China Domain Name Registration Center (yg registry , ygregistry , ygregistry.org , yg-registry , yg-registry.org, yg-registry.com, yg-registry.cn, yg registry china, www.yg-registry.com, www.ygregistry.cn, ygregistry.net, www.yg-registry.net, www.yg-registry.org, www.ygregistry.com, www.ygregistry.com.cn, www.ygregistry.com.cn, www.ygregistry.net, www.ygregistry.org, yg-registry.com.cn, yg-registry.net, ygregistry.cn, ygregistry.com, ygregistry.com.cn, ygregistryltd)
The Department Of Registration Service in China (www.tik-public.org)
CN Network Solutions Ltd ( cn-network.net , cn-network.org, cnnetwork)
Asian Domain Registration Organization in China ( pxisp.net , http://www.pxisp.com , pxisp, pxisp.org)
Department of Registration Service in China 
Department of Registration Service in Asia (http://www.easyfa.org, Easyfa)
Department of Domain Registration Service in Asia
senior domain registrar in Hong Kong (www.hkipnet.com)

Contact person names and contact details used by scammers

Hannah Lin, Registration Dept. Tel:+86-551-65184482 || Fax:+86-551-65128724 Email: hannah.lin@prowebsite.cn
Jackson Chen, Senior Manager, Tel: +0086-28-81453978 || Fax: +0086-28-85915586 Email: jackson@scnetchina.com
Hill Su, Tel: +86-551-64651651 Fax: +86-551-64651654 Email: Hill@gn-wsc.sh.cn
Richard Wang, Senior Manager, Tel: +0086-28-81453978 Fax: +0086-28-85915586 Email: richard@theasiatsinc.com
Eric Li, Auditing Director, Tel:+00852-31159222 Fax:+00852-31159221 Email: eric.li@easyfa.org
James Zhang, General manager Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax: +86-21-6191-8697 Email: james.zhang@chinaregistry.com.cn
Jim Bing, General Manager Tel: +86 216191 8696 Fax: +86 216191 8697 Email: jim.bing@ygregistryltd.net, jim.bing@ygregistry.org, jim.bing@ygregistry.net
Tom Zha, Tel: +86-551-64651651 Fax: +86-551-64651654 Email: tom@gnwsc.com.cn, Tom@gn-wsc.org.cn, Tom@gnwsc.net.cn
Jack Zhang, General Manager Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax: +86-21-6191-8697 Email: jack.zhang@netregistry.org.cn
Andrew Zhang, Tel: +86-551-64653920 Fax: +86-551-64653980 Email: Andrew@by-tech.org
Larry Chang, Registration Department Manager Office: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: larry.chang@cn-network.org, larry.chang@cn-network.com
Lex Ren, Tel:+86-0551-63434624 Fax:+86-0551-63434924 Email: lex@des-registry.cn, lex@des-services.com.cn, lex@des-registry.com.cn
Jim Gong, General Manager, Tel: +86 216191 8696 Mobile: +86 1870199 4951 Email: jim.gong@ygregistryltd.net
Andy Wong, Registration Department Manager Office:+86 2887662861 Fax:+86 2887783286 Email: andy@cn-network.org, andy@cn-network.com, andy.wong@cn-network.net
Regan Yang, Tel: +86.7395266069 Fax:+86.7395266169 Email: info@dot-network.com.cn
Abby Wang, General Manager, Office: +86 0553 4994789 Fax: +86 0553 4994789 Email: administrator@ygnetwork.net, info@gytrademark.com
Bruce Liu, Auditing manager, Tel :0086-21-33657821 Fax: 0086-21-33657823 Email: Bruce.liu@tik-public.com
Tina Ni, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512-0117 Fax: +86-551-6512-3308 Email: tina.ni@pc-idc.org
Mark Zeng, Registration Department Manager, Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email, mark@cn-network.org
Nicholas Lee, Email: n-lee@nus-tw.net.cn
Austin, austin@dsa-register.org.cn
Vivian Lee, Auditing Department Tel: 00852-30697434 (English) 00852-30506949 (Chinese) Fax: 00852-30697409 Email: vivian@hkipnet.org
Louis Zha, Tel:+86-0551-63495334 Fax:+86-0551-63495344 Email: louis.zha@dus-web.com.cn , louis@dus-solutions.com.cn, louis@dus-web.cn, louis@dus-solutions.cn
Steve Zhang, steve.zhang@chinaregistry.com.cn, louis@dus-web.net.cn, louis@dus-web.org.cn
Cameron Wu, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 Fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: cameron@dus-web.com.cn , cameron@dus-solutions.com.cn, cameron.wu@dus-web.cn
Lance Wong, Tel: +86-551-63434624 Fax: +86-551-63434924 Email: lance@des-services.com.cn
Tim Zhu, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-65120117 Fax: +86-551-65123308 Email: tim.zhu@pxisp.org
Luna He, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-65120117 Fax: +86-551-65123308 Email: postmaster@pxisp.org , luna.he@pxisp.net
Alan Liu, Tel:+86-0551-63495334 Fax:+86-0551-63495344 Email: alan@dus-web.org.cn, alan@dus-web.net.cn, alan@dus-web.cn
James Wong, Auditing Department, Tel: 00852-31159222 Fax: 00852-31159221 Email: james.wong@easyfa.org
Andy Yang, Senior Consultant, Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax:(+86) 739-5266169 Email: andy.yang@dot-network.asia
Scott Zhang, General Manager, Tel.: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax: +86-21-6191-8697 Email: scott.zhang@chinaregistry.org
Ethan Jiang, Senior Manager, Tel.: +0086-28-81453978 Fax: +0086-28-85915586 Email: ethan@asiatswork.com, ethan@thetswork.com
Tim Sheng, Audit Manager, Tel: +86-21-33657821 Fax: +86-21-33657823 Email: tim.sheng@tik-public.org
Sam Han, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512-0117 Fax: +86-551-6512-3308 Email: sam.han@pxisp.org
Andy Zhang, Senior Consultant Manager, Email: andyz@n-hk.org.cn , andy.z@nus-hk.org.cn , a.zhang@nus-cn.org.cn, andy.z@nus-cn.org.cn
Ade Li, Senior Consultant Manager Tel.: +86.5534228291 Fax: +86.5534228271 Email: a.l@nus-tw.org.cn , ade.li@nus-hk.org.cn , adel@n-hk.org.cn , a.l@nus-cn.org.cn , ade@nus-cn.org.cn, adel@nus-tw.org.cn
Austin Yao, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86.55163434624 Fax: +86.55163434924 Email: Austin@dg-network.org.cn , austin@des-registry.org.cn, austin@des-registry.cn, austin@des-services.com.cn
Chris Lin Registration Department Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: chris.lin@pxisp.net , chris.lin@pxisp.org , austin@des-services.cn
Sky Zhan, Tel: +86.55163434624 Fax: +86.55163434924 Email: sky@des-services.cn , sky@des-services.net.cn , sky@des-services.org.cn
Martin Wong, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 Fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: martin@dus-web.net.cn , martin@dus-web.com.cn, martin@dus-solutions.net.cn , martin@dus-solutions.cn
Monroe Yang, Tel: +86.7395266069 Fax: +86.7395266169 Email: monroe@dot-network.com.cn , myang@dot-network.com.cn , monroe.yang@dot-network.com.cn
Eric Yao, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 Fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: eric@dsa-web.org.cn , eric@dus-solutions.org.cn, eric@dus-web.net.cn, eric@dus-solutions.net.cn, eric@dus-web.cn
Carl Wong, Email: carl@des-registry.org.cn , carl@des-services.cn , carl@des-registry.net.cn , carl@des-registry.com.cn, carl@des-services.net.cn , carl@des-services.com.cn, carl@des-services.org.cn
David Tang, Registration Department Manager, Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: david@cn-network.org
Bill Gao, Email: bill@des-registry.cn , bill@des-registry.net.cn , david.tang@cn-network.org , bill@des-services.com.cn, bill@des-services.net.cn, bill@des-registry.com.cn, bill@des-services.org.cn]
Gary Zhang, General Manager Tel: +86-21-6191-8696 Fax: +86-21-6191-8697 Email: gary.zhang@ygitech.com
Neil Dong, Senior Consultant Manager Tel: +86-553-4228291 Fax: +86-553-4228028 Email: neil@nus-tw.net.cn , n.dong@nus-tw.net.cn
Danny Wang, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: danny@dus-web.cn , danny@dus-solutions.org.cn, danny@dus-web.org.cn
Jeremy Lei, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: jeremy@pxisp.net , jeremy.lei@pxisp.org
Kim Su, Regional Manager, Tel: +86-551 6512 0117 Fax: +86-551 6512 3308 Email: kim@pxisp.net
Victor Cheng, Tel: +86-0551-63495334 Fax: +86-0551-63495344 Email: victor@dus-web.com.cn
Wesley Hu, Registration Departments Manager. Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: wesley.hu@cn-network.org , wesley@cn-network.net , wesley.hu@cn-network.net , wesley@cn-network.org
Sandy Yang, Senior Consultant, Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax: (+86) 739-5266169 Email: verify@dot-network.asia , sandy@des-services.net.cn, sandy@dot-network.asia
Jason Chen, Registration Department Manager, Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: jason.chen@cn-nic.org , jason@cn-nic.org
Thomas Liu, Senior Consultant, Tel: 0086-21-33657821 Fax: 0086-21-33657823 Email: thomas.liu@tik-public.org
Jacob Ma, Registration Department Manager, Tel: +86 2887662861 Fax: +86 2887783286 Email: jacob@cn-network.org , jacob.ma@cn-nic.org
Jeff Huang, Registration Department Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: jeff.huang@pxisp.org , jeff@pxisp.org
Justin Zha, Tel: +8655164651651 Fax: +8655164651654 Email: justin@din-center.info , jeff@pxisp.org
Mike Cao, Registration Department Tel: +86-551-6512-0117 Fax: +86-551-6512-3308 Email: mike.cao@pxisp.net
Pierre Wong, Tel: +86.(0551)63495334 Fax: +86.(0551)63495344 Email: pierre@dsa-web.com.cn , pierre@dus-solutions.org.cn, pierre@dus-web.com.cn, pierre@dus-web.org.cn, pierre@dus-solutions.net.cn, pierre@dus-solutions.cn
Mark Ren, Tel: +86-551-3434624 Fax: +86-551-3434924 Email: mark@dc-internet.net
Michael Hong, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86055163495334 Fax: +86055163495344 Email: michael@dus-web.cn , michael@dsa-register.cn, michael.hong@dsa-register.net.cn, michael@dus-solutions.org.cn, michael@dus-web.net.cn, michael@dus-solutions.com.cn , michael@dsa-register.org.cn , michael.hong@dus-solutions.cn , michael@dus-web.org.cn , michael@dus-solutions.cn , michael@dus-web.com.cn
Smith Tang, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: smith.tang@pxisp.org
Cady Li, Registration Department, Tel: +86-551-6512 0117 Fax: +86-551-6512 3308 Email: cady@pxisp.org , cady@pxisp.net
Kim Mao, Senior Consultant Manager, Tel: +865534228271 Fax: +865534228291 Email: k.mao@nus-cn.org.cn
Alex Liu, Senior Manager Tel: +0086-28-81453978 || Fax: +0086-28-85915586 Email : alex.liu@tsservicechina.com
Jim Wong, Tel: +86-551-63434624 Fax: +86-551-63434924 Email: jim@dg-network.com.cn
Sandy Sun, Tel: +86(0551)63434624 Fax: +86(0551)63434924 Email: sandy@dg-solutions.org.cn / sandy@dic-network.net.cn / sandy@des-registry.com.cn / sandy@dg-network.org.cn / sandy@des-services.cn / sandy@des-registry.org.cn / sandy@des-registry.net.cn / ss@des-services.org.cn , sandy@des-services.org.cn / ss@des-services.cn / sandy@des-registry.cn
Steven Lan, Auditing Department, Tel: 0086-21-33657821 Fax: 0086-21-33657823 Email: steven.lan@tik-public.org, steven.lan@tik-public.com
Tony Song, Auditing Dept., Tel: 0086-21-33657821 Fax: 0086-21-33657823 Email: tony.song@tik-public.org
Emmy Ma, Senior Consultant Manager, Tel: +865534228271 Fax: +865534228028 Email: emmy.m@nus-tw.org.cn
Derek Lau, Senior Consultant, Tel: +86 (0551) 63495334 Fax: +86 (0551) 63495344 Email: derek@dsa-web.org.cn / derek@dus-web.org.cn / derek.lau@dsa-web.org.cn , derek@dsa-register.cn , derek@dus-solutions.net.cn , derek@dsa-register.org.cn
Asa Lau, Auditing Department, Tel: 00852-30775980 Fax: 00852-30771254 Email: Asa@huynic.org
Lan Du (LanDu), Registration Department, Tel: +86 551 6512 0117 Fax: +86 551 6512 3308 Email: lan.du@pxisp.org , lan@pxisp.net
Bernice Han Tel: +86-551-65184482 Fax: +86-551-65128724 Email: bernice.han@prowebsite.asia
David Zhao, Tel:+86(0551)63434624, Fax:+86(0551)63434924 Email: david@dg-solutions.ac.cn , david@des-registry.net.cn , david@des-services.org.cn, david@dsa-register.cn, david@dg-network.org.cn, david@des-registry.org.cn, david@des-services.net.cn
Jim Wang, General Manager Tel: +86 216191 8696 Fax: +86 216191 8697 Email: jim.wang@yg-registry.cn / jim.wang@url.xmsulian.cn , jim.wang@ygregistryltd.net, jim.wang@ygregistry.cn, jim.wang@ygregistry.org
Harry Lee, Tel:+86-551-64651651 | Fax:+86-551-64651654 Email: Harry@dln-center.com.cn
Tom Tang, Senior Consultant Manager, Tel: +86 553 422 82 71 Fax: +86 553 422 80 28 Email: t.tang@nus-hk.org.cn, tom.t@nus-cn.org.cn
Tony Yang, Auditing Department Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax:(+86) 739-5266169 Email:
Donal Sun, Tel:+86(0551)63495334 Fax:+86(0551)63495344 Email: donal@dsa-web.org.cn
Delysia Ren, Office Manager/International Department, Tel: +86 28 8777 5008 Fax: +86 28 6246 5008 Email: delysia@chadlawoffice.org
Eric Yang, Auditing Director, Tel:+00852-31159222 Fax: +00852-31159221 Email: eric@easyfa.org eric.yang@easyfa.org
Kim Mao, Senior Consultant Manager, Tel: (+86) 553 422 8271 Fax: (+86) 553 422 8028 Email: agentinfo@dhr.com
Denis Yang, Auditing Department, Tel: (+86) 739-5266069 Fax:(+86) 739-5266169 Email: denis@dot-network.org.cn
Lydia Han, Office Manager/International Department, Tel: +86 28 8777 5008 Fax: +86 28 6246 5008 Email: lydia@chadlawoffice.org
Mark Wong, Auditing Department, Tel: 00852-31159222 Fax: 00852-31159221 Email: Mark.Wong@easyfa.org
Robert Cheung, Auditing Department, Tel: 00852-31159222 Fax: 00852-31159221 Email: Robert.Cheung@easyfa.org
Kelly Song, Senior Consultant, Tel:0086-21-33657821 Fax:0086-21-33657823 Email: kelly.song@tik-china.org
Miranda Lin, Registration Department Tel: +86-551-65184482 || Fax: +86-551-65123308 Email: miranda.lin@public-int.org
Felix Wu, Registration Department, Tel:+86-5515184482 || Fax:+86-5515123308 Email: felix@publicip.asia
David Zhao Tel:+86.551/63434624 ||Fax:+86.551/63434924 Email: david@dic-register.org.cn
James Tan, Auditing Department, Registration Department Manager Tel: +86 2887783286 Fax: +86 2887578035 Email: james.tan@cn-network.org , james@cn-network.org
Edwin Zhang, Head of Registration Department, Tel:+86.5513434624 || Fax:+86.5513434924 Email: edwin@dic-network.net.cn
Alex Yao, Head of Registration Department, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924 Email: alex@dic-network.net.cn
Jim Wong, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924 Email: jim@dic-network.net.cn
Arvin Su, Head of Registration Department, Tel:+86-551-63434624 || Fax:+86-551-63434924 Email: arvin@dic-network.net.cn
Mark Ren, Tel: +86.551/63434624, Fax:+86.551/63434924 Email: mark@dic-network.net.cn
David Zhao, Tel:+86.551/63434624||Fax:+86.551/63434924 Email: david@dic-network.net.cn
Tony Xu, Tel:+86.55163434624 || Fax:+86.55163434924 Email: tony@dic-network.net.cn / tony@dg-solutions.cn / tony@des-services.cn , tony@des-services.net.cn, tony@des-registry.cn
Gavin Hai, Tel:+86.55163434624 | Fax:+86.55163434924 Email: gavin@dic-network.net.cn / gavin@des-services.org.cn / gavin@des-registry.cn / gavin@des-services.net.cn / gavin@des-registry.com.cn / gavin@des-services.cn / gavin@des-services.com.cn
Anna Liu, Regional Manager, Solutions Pic, AnHui Office:, Phone: +86-551 6512 0117, Fax: +86-551 6512 3308 Email: anna.liu@picweb.biz
Kivin Han, Regional Manager, AnHui Office:, Phone: +86-551 6512 0117, Fax: +86-551 6512 3308 kivin.han@picweb.biz
Jim Wang, General Manager, Shanghai Office: Phone +86-216 191 8969, Fax: +86 1870 199 4951 Email: jim.wang@asia-registry.net
Kris Wang, Auditing Manager: Phone +86-2167222201, Fax: +86-2167222202 Email: kris.wang@dekaasia.com
Michael Hong, Senior Consultant, Phone :+86.55163495334 Fax:+86.55163495344 Email: Michael@dsa-web.com.cn
James Wang, Senior Manager, Auditing Manager Phone: +86-28-85915586, Fax: +86-28-85912116 Email: james@tsnettech.org , james.wang@jymadmin.org.cn
James Liang, Regional Manager, Phone: +86-551 6512 0117, Fax: +86-551 6512 3308 Email: james@pxcnsolutions.org
William Wu, Phone: +86.551/63495334 Fax:+86.551/63495344 Email: william.wu@d3-net.cn , william@dsa-register.org.cn , william@dsa-register.cn

Tired of getting spam mails? Block the spammers

In your email system you should be able to block specific emails. Copy/paste these emails to avoid spam from our “Bad Guy” List:

justin@din-center.info
james.zhang@chinaregistry.com.cn
chris.lin@pxisp.net
austin@des-services.com.cn
Hill@gn-wsc.sh.cn
pierre@dus-solutions.cn
jim.wang@ygregistry.org
danny@dus-web.org.cn
richard@theasiatsinc.com
louis@dus-web.cn
info@dot-network.com.cn
david@des-services.net.cn
louis@dus-web.org.cn
jackson@scnetchina.com
ethan@thetswork.com
carl@des-services.org.cn
jack.zhang@netregistry.org.cn
lex@des-registry.cn
pierre@dus-solutions.net.cn
eric.li@easyfa.org
hannah.lin@prowebsite.cn
bill@des-services.net.cn
louis@dus-solutions.cn
alan@dus-web.cn
jim.bing@ygregistry.net
Tom@gnwsc.net.cn
bill@des-services.org.cn
adel@nus-tw.org.cn
eric@dus-web.net.cn
austin@des-registry.cn
tom.t@nus-cn.org.cn
eric@dus-web.cn
Tom@gn-wsc.org.cn
jim.bing@ygregistryltd.net
cameron.wu@dus-web.cn
Andrew@by-tech.org
andy.wong@cn-network.net
pierre@dus-web.org.cn
larry.chang@cn-network.com
larry.chang@cn-network.org
eric@dus-solutions.net.cn
lex@des-services.com.cn
lex@des-registry.com.cn
pierre@dus-web.com.cn
tony@des-registry.cn
info@gytrademark.com
louis@dus-web.net.cn
steven.lan@tik-public.com
administrator@ygnetwork.net
austin@des-registry.org.cn
sandy@des-registry.cn
andy@cn-network.org
jim.wang@ygregistry.cn
david@dsa-register.cn
Bruce.liu@tik-public.com
ade@nus-cn.org.cn
alan@dus-web.net.cn
info@appliedpractice.com
adel@n-hk.org.cn
a.l@nus-cn.org.cn
carl@des-services.com.cn
mark@cn-network.org
louis@dus-solutions.com.cn
tina.ni@pc-idc.org
n-lee@nus-tw.net.cn
andy@cn-network.com
ade.li@nus-hk.org.cn
cameron@dus-solutions.com.cn
sky@des-services.org.cn
vivian@hkipnet.org
derek@dus-solutions.net.cn
andy.z@nus-cn.org.cn
pierre@dus-solutions.org.cn
wesley.hu@cn-network.net
wesley@cn-network.net
bill@des-services.com.cn
wesley@cn-network.org
david@dg-network.org.cn
michael@dus-web.org.cn
david@des-services.org.cn
louis.zha@dus-web.com.cn
ss@des-services.cn
eric@dus-solutions.org.cn
monroe.yang@dot-network.com.cn
steve.zhang@chinaregistry.com.cn
carl@des-registry.net.cn
jim.gong@ygregistryltd.net
austin@des-services.cn
bill@des-registry.com.cn
austin@dsa-register.org.cn
carl@des-registry.com.cn
sandy@des-services.org.cn
lance@des-services.com.cn
cameron@dus-web.com.cn
michael@dsa-register.org.cn
luna.he@pxisp.net
chris.lin@pxisp.org
carl@des-services.net.cn
jim.wang@ygregistryltd.net
myang@dot-network.com.cn
cady@pxisp.net
james.wang@jymadmin.org.cn
postmaster@pxisp.org
jim@dg-network.org.cn
n.dong@nus-tw.net.cn
a.zhang@nus-cn.org.cn
tim.zhu@pxisp.org
gavin@des-services.cn
jim.bing@ygregistry.org
ss@des-services.org.cn
alan@dus-web.org.cn
carl@des-services.cn
david@des-registry.org.cn
derek@dsa-register.org.cn
sandy@dot-network.asia
james.wong@easyfa.org
sandy@des-registry.net.cn
andy.yang@dot-network.asia
tony@des-services.net.cn
michael@dus-solutions.com.cn
martin@dus-solutions.cn
sky@des-services.net.cn
william@dsa-register.org.cn
david.tang@cn-network.org
scott.zhang@chinaregistry.org
gavin@des-registry.com.cn
michael@dus-web.com.cn
andy.z@nus-hk.org.cn
gavin@des-services.com.cn
ethan@asiatswork.com
jeff@pxisp.org
james@cn-network.org
michael@dus-solutions.cn
sandy@des-services.cn
Austin@dg-network.org.cn
verify@dot-network.asia
sandy@des-registry.org.cn
martin@dus-web.com.cn
derek.lau@dsa-web.org.cn
a.l@nus-tw.org.cn
andyz@n-hk.org.cn
gavin@des-services.net.cn
danny@dus-solutions.org.cn
sky@des-services.cn
sam.han@pxisp.org
jeremy.lei@pxisp.org
michael@dus-web.net.cn
martin@dus-web.net.cn
bill@des-registry.net.cn
monroe@dot-network.com.cn
eric@dsa-web.org.cn
jason@cn-nic.org
gavin@des-registry.cn
carl@des-registry.org.cn
david@cn-network.org
bill@des-registry.cn
sandy@des-services.net.cn
eric.yang@easyfa.org
michael@dus-solutions.org.cn
gary.zhang@ygitech.com
michael.hong@dsa-register.net.cn
neil@nus-tw.net.cn
jim.wang@url.xmsulian.cn
william@dsa-register.cn
sandy@dg-network.org.cn
danny@dus-web.cn
david@des-registry.com.cn
jeremy@pxisp.net
derek@dus-web.org.cn
tony@des-services.cn
eric@dsa-web.cn
alex.qin@pxcnsolutions.biz
carl.wang@pxcnsolutions.org
kim@pxisp.net
richard.liu@tik-public.org
denis.yang@dot-network.org.cn
regan.yang@dot-network.com.cn
sandy@des-registry.com.cn
michael@dsa-register.cn
victor@dus-web.com.cn
wesley.hu@cn-network.org
thomas.liu@tik-public.org
jason.chen@cn-nic.org
jacob@cn-network.org
jeff.huang@pxisp.org
mike.cao@pxisp.net
pierre@dsa-web.com.cn
mark@dc-internet.net
michael@dus-web.cn
smith.tang@pxisp.org
cady@pxisp.org
my@dot-network.com.cn
k.mao@nus-cn.org.cn
alex.liu@tsservicechina.com
jim@dg-network.com.cn
sandy@dg-solutions.org.cn
steven.lan@tik-public.org
tony.song@tik-public.org
emmy.m@nus-tw.org.cn
derek@dsa-web.org.cn
Asa@huynic.org
lan.du@pxisp.org
bernice.han@prowebsite.asia
david@dg-solutions.ac.cn
jim.wang@yg-registry.cn
Harry@dln-center.com.cn
t.tang@nus-hk.org.cn
donal@dsa-web.org.cn
delysia@chadlawoffice.org
eric@easyfa.org
agentinfo@dhr.com
lydia@chadlawoffice.org
Mark.Wong@easyfa.org
Robert.Cheung@easyfa.org
david@des-registry.net.cn
kelly.song@tik-china.org
miranda.lin@public-int.org
felix@publicip.asia
david@dic-register.org.cn
james.tan@cn-network.org
edwin@dic-network.net.cn
alex@dic-network.net.cn
jim@dic-network.net.cn
arvin@dic-network.net.cn
mark@dic-network.net.cn
david@dic-network.net.cn
tony@dic-network.net.cn
tony@dg-solutions.cn
sandy@dic-network.net.cn
gavin@dic-network.net.cn
gavin@des-services.org.cn
anna.liu@picweb.biz
kivin.han@picweb.biz
jim.wang@asia-registry.net
kris.wang@dekaasia.com
Michael@dsa-web.com.cn
james@tsnettech.org
james@pxcnsolutions.org
william.wu@d3-net.cn

Microsoft Confirms WebGL Support For Internet Explorer 11

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Microsoft Confirms WebGL Support For Internet Explorer 11Our own Frederic Lardinois noted that the new version of Internet Explorer wasn’t a major revamp, but it does play home to some very compelling changes under the hood.

Take WebGL for instance — nearly all of Microsoft’s major browser rivals have already jumped on that bandwagon, and now Antoine Leblond confirmed at Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference in San Francisco that Internet Explorer 11 (which should officially debut alongside Windows 8.1 later this year) will indeed support WebGL too.

Granted, this tidbit won’t come as much of a shock to those paying very close attention — an early version of Internet Explorer 11 spotted in a leaked Windows Blue build this past March late last month basically confirmed as much, Microsoft posted a kooky Vine (seriously, with browser puppets and everything) that strongly hinted that WebGL support was in the works. All that said, this is a major win for proponents of the cross-platform graphics acceleration API, especially considering how dicey the prospect of universal adoption looked for a while. As one of the last major WebGL holdouts, Microsoft raised its share of concerns with WebGL — consider this pointed critique of WebGL’s security shortcomings from a few years back.

Leblond also took a few moments to talk up the implementation of MPEG Dash –a streaming video standard that has been slowly picking up steam among industry players — in IE11. It’s slowly been picking up steam among industry players, though Microsoft’s interest in it hasn’t exactly been a secret. After becoming a standard in 2011, Adobe adopted MPEG Dash in 2012 and Microsoft committed to it just a few months later.

Article Provided by TechCrunch

WordPress Most Popular Plugins

Monday, January 21st, 2013

WordPress has a lot of great and functional plug-ins. Here is a list of the 30 most popular WordPress plug-ins. Not only do we tell you who/what the plugins are but give you links to the plug-ins, so if you have a WordPress installation you can install these plug-ins yourself. If you need help feel free to contact us at info@mojoe.net

I have used and do use the majority of every single one of these WordPress plug-ins for WordPress installation that we create for our customers. There are some very useful and helpful plug-ins that make your WordPress web site preform better and more efficiently to plug-ins that will better optimize and submit your site to search engines.

 

1.) All in One SEO Pack – WordPress SEO plug-in to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines.

Active Versions: 25 | Downloads: 12,961,000 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: All in One SEO Pack

2.) Akismet – Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin Screen.

Active Versions: 8 | Downloads: 12, 253,538 | Rating: 4 out 5 stars | Link: Akismet

3.) Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog or Word Press web site. With such sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure fo your site and retrieve in more efficiently.

Active Versions: 11 | Downloads: 9,053,789 | Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars | Link: Google XML Sitemaps

4.) Contact Form 7 – Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contacts flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Active Versions: 24 | Downloads: 8,957,262 | Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars | Link: Contact Form 7

5.) NextGEN Gallery – It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/re-arrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and much more.

Active Versions: 22 | Downloads: 6,258,705 | Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars | Link: NextGEN Gallery

6.) WP Super Cache – This plug-in generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog or site. After a html file is generated your web server will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

Active Versions: 13 | Downloads: 3,913,716 | Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars | Link: WP Super Cache

7.) Google Analytics for WordPress – Track your WordPress site easily and with lots of meta data: view per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and page views.

Active Versions: 13 | Downloads: 3,895,749 | Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars | Link: Google Analytics for WordPress

8.) WPtouch – WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress web site for mobile devices complete with ajax loading articles and smooth effects when viewed from popular mobile web browsing devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile phones, Blackberry OS6+ mobile devices, and more!

Active Versions: 18 | Downloads: 3,805,247 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: WPtouch

9.) WordPress Importer – Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.

Active Versions: 6 | Downloads: 3,549,379 | Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars | Link: WordPress Importer

 10.) Jetpack by WordPress – Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site or blog with awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.

Active Versions: 16 | Downloads: 3,384,705 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: Jetpack by WordPress

11.) Fast Secure Contact Form – This plugin allows a webmaster to easily create and add contact forms to WordPress. The contact form will let the user send emails to a site’s admin, and also send a meeting request to talk over the phone or video. And administration panel is present, where the webmaster can create and preview unlimited forms.

Active Versions: 16 | Downloads: 3,062,540 | Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars | Link: Fast Secure Contact Form

12.) WP-PageNavi – This plugin provides the wp_pagenav() template tag which generates fancy pagination links.

Active Versions: 10 | Downloads: 3,137,808 | Rating: 4 out of 5 stars | Link: WP-PageNavi

13.) WordPress SEO by Yoast – Improve your WordPress SEO. Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.

Active Versions: 15 | Downloads: 2,849,862 | Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars | Link: WordPress SEO by Yoast

14.) Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddtoAny – The WordPress plugin to help share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google, Digg, Delicious, and well over 100 more sharing and social bookmarking sites.

Active Versions: 19 | Downloads: 2,391,274 | Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars | Link: Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddtoAny

15.) WP e-Commerce – WP e-Commerce is a free WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online.

Active Versions: 24 | Downloads: 2,168,848 | Rating: 2.8 out of 5 stars | Link: WP e-Commerce

16.) Google Analyticator – Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytic’s logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying Analytic’s data in the admin  and on your blog.

Active Versions: 9 | Downloads: 22,071,028 | Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars | Link: Google Analyticator

17.) Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site.

Active Versions: 21 | Downloads: 2,008,447| Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars | Link: Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

18.) TinyMCE Advanced – This plugin add 16 plugins to TinyMICE: Advanced HR, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Advanced List, Context Menu, Emotions ( Smiles), Date and Time, IESpell, Layer, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.

Active Versions: 10 | Downloads: 1,938,183 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: TinyMCF Advanced

19.) Sociable – After introducing Sociable Skyscraper, the ultimate advanced and feature-packed plugin for setting up a rating system on your WordPress blog. It is sort of banner that reminds your readers to spread the word. You can select and customize several features, such as test, color, and length in order to ensure your readers and their friends a great Sociable Experience.

Active Versions: 13 | Downloads: 1,884,805 | Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars | Link: Sociable

20.) Really Simple CAPTCHA – Really Simple CAPTCHA does not work alone and is tended to work with other plugins. It is originally created for Contact Form 7; however, you can use it with your own plugin

Active Versions: 5 | Downloads: 1,938,183 | Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars | Link: CAPTCHA

21.) GTrans - Make your website available to the world using Google Translate.

Active Versions: 10 | Downloads: 1,643,512 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: Google Translate

22.) WP to Twitter – WP to Twitter automatically posts a Tweet from your WordPress blog to Twitter using your URL shortening service to provide a link back your post from Twitter.

Active Versions: 23 | Downloads: 1,184,228 | Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars | Link: WP to Twitter

23.) Broken Link Checker – This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

Active Versions: 12 | Downloads: 3,384,705 | Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars | Link: Broken Link Checker

24.) AddThis – The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark and share your site easily with over 330 popular services.

Active Versions: 20 | Downloads: 1,118,777 | Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars | Link: AddThis

25.) W3 Total Cache – Imporve site performance and user experience via caching browser, page, object, minify and content delivery network support.

Active Versions: 4 | Downloads: 1,371,650 | Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars | Link: W3 Total Cache

26.) BuddyPress – BuddyPress lets users sign-up and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups, and much more.

Active Versions: 17 | Downloads: 1,283,508 | Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars | Link: BuddyPress

27.) WP-DB-Backup – WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

Active Versions: 2 | Downloads: 1,492,535 | Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars | Link: WP-DB-Backup

28.) Smart YouTube PRO – Smart YouTube is a professional WordPress Video plugin that allows you to easily insert videos/playlists into your post, comments and in your RSS feeds.

Active Versions: 17 | Downloads: 1,424,742 | Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars | Link: Smart YouTube Pro

29.) Redirection – Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 re-directions  keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This is particularly useful if you are migrating your pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.

Active Versions: 11 | Downloads: 1,157,384 | Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars | Link: Redirection

30.) WP-Polls - WP-Polls is extremely customizable via templates and css styles and there are tons of options for you to choose to ensure that WP-Polls runs they way you wanted.

Active Versions: 7 | Downloads: 1,173,730 | Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars | Link: WP-Polls

 

The 10 commandments of blogging

Friday, January 18th, 2013
It’s a new year. You have another year to achieve your business and blogging goals. There are many things you will need to do this year, but there are a few things you must do to get the most out of your blog. Let’s call them commandments.

1. Thou shalt write every day.

Words are your hammer and nails. Know how to use them, and they will build your blog and business. The only way to master writing is to write a lot, so set aside time every day to write a few paragraphs. Over time you’ll find your style and voice.

2. Thou shalt publish once a week.

I’ve neglected this commandment before and suffered. A blog is a living organism, and you must feed it with new content. A blog without fresh content will be ignored by readers and Google, drying up your traffic, leads and sales. Your traffic will increase as you post more frequently.

Be careful to balance frequency with quality. No one will return to a blog with shoddy content.

3. Thou shalt build an email list.

You must identify readers who want a deeper relationship with your content. These readers will become sharers, leads and sales. Even if you don’t plan to sell anything to them, collect their email addresses. Your email list is your first and most important business asset.

4. Thou shalt track everything.

Install Google Analytics on your blog. Get comfortable with the reports and tools. Understand who sends you traffic and which posts attract the most subscribers, leads and sales. Without this data you’ll take unnecessary risks, bet on the wrong content, and overlook valuable opportunities.

Tip: Google Analyticator is a WordPress plugin that makes it very easy to install Google Analytics.

5. Thou shalt sell something.

This is simple. You can’t earn an income from your blog if you have an empty cupboard. If you sell a product, find ways to pre-sell it with helpful posts. If you offer a service or advice, use your blog to explain your approach and demonstrate your techniques. You are not in business until you have a product and customers. Work on your product now.

6. Thou shalt use social media wisely.

I’ve watched many blogs suffer and die because their owners spent more time tweeting than creating content, building lists, and selling products. Social media is the new town square; it’s where you go to have meaningful conversations with like-minded people. But conversations aren’t sales. Use your time wisely.

7. Thou shalt look great.

Your blog has to look great. There are thousands of great-looking professional themes out there that will give your blog an immediate makeover. You can buy most of the best themes for less than $100. Don’t expect your visitors to invest in your blog if you won’t.

8. Thou shalt ask for action.

It’s hard to ask your readers to take action, but you must do it. You won’t get subscribers, comments, retweets or clients until you learn how to ask. The secret to asking for action is to share/give valuable information first.

9. Thou shalt love SEO.

Google will likely be your most reliable long-term traffic source. It will index every post you publish, and potentially lead more readers to your blog. Search engine optimization (SEO) is an evolving collection of tactics to get top rankings in Google’s search results. While SEO can be confusing at first, it can bring you tons of targeted visitors. Make learning SEO a goal and watch it pay dividends in 2013. This post will get you started.

10. Thou shalt remember your blog is only a marketing tool.

Some believe that social media and blogging are magical. Sprinkle a little blogging dust and you don’t have to build a great product, market it, or hustle for customers. That’s not true.

Your blog is a powerful tool, but just a tool. Learn how to use it to achieve your overall business goals.

Stanford Smith is the managing director at Pushing Social, where a version of this article originally appeared.

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WordPress Web Site – Iced for You

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Iced for You a new WordPress web site that we developed. What is Iced for You? Well, it provides customers high quality gourmet cupcake products made with love and the best ingredients, with customization options only limited by the imagination.

The Mission
Design a WordPress CMS site for Iced for You. Make the site a custom one-of-a-kind WordPress CMS design that complemented the logo, colors, and captured the creations of Iced for You. Make sure that the site could be maintained by the owner and proprietor Courtney Tessler.

The Goal
Our goal was to develop a web site that was not only easily maintainable by the owner and staff. Another goal of Mojoe.net‘s was to make sure that the design of the site represented the gourmet cake creations so the visiting customers would leave the site wanting a delicious tasting cupcake.  This being a WordPress web site we not only had to set this site up but configure it as well.

The Work and Why We’re Proud of It
We are extremely proud of this web site and hungry after looking at it. We wanted a site that really showed off the cupcakes and with the photography that we provided and our design. We believe that we have accomplished the main goal of our customer to make her one-of-a-kind creations stand out on the site. The site has been being maintained by Courtney and she rarely if ever calls upon us to help her with the site.

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Computer Hacking Liability – Are You At Risk?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Presented by McNair Law Firm, P.A.

Please join us for the
InnoVision Forum:

Computer Hacking Liability – Are You At Risk?
What To Do To Avoid Data Breaches and Hacking and
What To Do If You are Hacked

From the US Government to the State of South Carolina, companies and organizations of all sizes are under attack from hackers. The threat of these attacks has escalated so that cyber security professionals admit it is almost impossible to achieve 100% prevention.  According to Verizon’s 2011 report, small and medium sized businesses, as well as governments and municipalities, are the main targets.  Please join us to discuss the legal liability associated with hacking for you and your company, leading edge prevention measures to avoid hacking, and what your obligations are in the event that a breach is suspected or discovered.  We will also discuss the role of the financial institution in these circumstances.

PANEL INCLUDES:

Douglas W. Kim
Attorney
McNair Law Firm, P.A.

 

  • Doug will discuss the current laws concerning security requirements including the Red Flag Rules, PCI Compliance, South Carolina specific laws and recent cases involving hacking.  His discussion will include the recent case where a bank was required to repay monies lost to a customer due to hackers ($345,000.00).

Frank Mobley
Founder and CEO
Immedion, LLC

 

  • Frank will discuss current IT security risks and the prevalence and method of hacking.  He will also include information on how you can better protect your organization against illicit and illegal attempts to garner private information.

Deveren Werne
Founder of Mojoe.net and
Principal of Liquid Video Technologies, Inc.

 

  • Deveren will explain PCI compliance for businesses such as why a business should be PCI compliant and, if not, what are the repercussions of not being compliant, and what a business should do to become compliant from hardware to software perspective.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Presentations ~ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Networking
Location – McNair Law Firm, P.A., Poinsett Plaza, Suite 700, 104 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC

Seating is limited, so please respond early

RSVP to Kathy Ham by email: kham@mcnair.net or by phone: (864) 552-9345

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SOPA blackout: Bill lose three co-sponsors amid protest

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio

Three co-sponsors of the SOPA and PIPA antipiracy bills have publicly withdrawn their support as Wikipedia and thousands of other websites blacked out their pages Wednesday to protest the legislation.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) withdrew as a co-sponsor of the Protect IP Act in the Senate, while Reps. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) said they were pulling their names from the companion House bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act. Opponents of the legislation, led by large Internet companies, say its broad definitions could lead to censorship of online content and force some websites to shut down.

In a posting on his Facebook page, Rubio noted that after the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed its bill last year, he has “heard legitimate concerns about the impact the bill could have on access to the Internet and about a potentially unreasonable expansion of the federal government’s power to impact the Internet.”

PHOTOS: Sites on strike

“Congress should listen and avoid rushing through a bill that could have many unintended consequences,” Rubio said in announcing he was withdrawing his support. While he’s committed to stopping online piracy, Rubio called for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to back off plans to hold a key procedural vote on the bill on Tuesday.

Rubio’s withdrawal will reduce the number of co-sponsors to 39. Last week, two other co-sponsors, Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), joined four other Senate Republicans in a letter to Reid also urging him delay the vote. But Grassley and Hatch have not withdrawn their support.

Terry and Quayle were among the 31 sponsors of the House legislation before they withdrew their support Tuesday.

Quayle still strongly supports the goal of the House bill to crack down on foreign websites that traffic in pirated movies, music, medicine and other goods.

“The bill could have some unintended consequences that need to be addressed,” said Quayle spokesman Zach Howell. “Basically it needs more work before he can support it.”

Terry said that he also had problems with the House bill in its current form and would no longer support it.

Wikipedia, Reddit and about 10,000 other websites blacked out their pages Wednesday with messages warning of the dangers of the legislation and urging people to contact their congressional representatives. Howell said Quayle’s office had not seen a major increase in calls or emails Wednesday, but that the piracy bills have been the main issue in recent weeks for people contacting the office.

There has been a “manageable increase” in visits to House member websites Wednesday, said Dan Weiser, a spokesman for the House office of the chief administrative officer.

“It’s possible some users will see a short delay or slow loading of a member’s web page,” he said.

RELATED:

More opponents of PIPA and SOPA emerge on the right

SOPA blackout: Who’s gone dark to protest anti-piracy bill?

Wikipedia still accessible during SOPA blackout — with a little effort

– Jim Puzzanghera in Washington

Photo: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Credit: Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel

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