Dallas is the prime location to house internet based servers needing extremely fast speeds with minimal latency worldwide.
(October 16, 2017) Google hosted scored of web developers in Harare, Zimbabwe through its local chapter, Google Developers Groups.
Google Developers Festival (DevFest) looked into how Google technologies can be implemented to enhance the continent’s companies’ efficiency and operations.
Most hosting companies had stopped offering services to Iranians. The companies introduce automated checks of transactions and contact details to sieve Iranian businesses and “flag” them.
The reason cited as sanctions by the international community or by OFAC through the United Nations Security Council.
According to General License D-1 published by United States’ Office of Foreign Assets Control on Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, US-based entities barred from offering web-hosting services to commercial endeavors or domain name registration services to Iranians.
Iranians banned from using US-based payment services, and they cannot purchase applications and games via conventional app stores. They use alternative app stores common in China and Russia.
The international sanctions imposed on the Iranian economy were eased last year as part of the nuclear deal (better known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). The deal was signed between the government of President Hassan Rouhani and P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany) in 2015. In exchange, Iran agreed to limit the scope of its nuclear activities.
.CH for Switzerland Domains
Target: European market
Launched in 1987 and opened for public in 1995
No. of Domains: 2 million+
- “CH” is the official ISO 3166-2 code for Switzerland which stands for Confoederatio Helvetica (Helvetic Confederation).
Administration: SWITCH Foundation is acting as the registry on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications and the Liechtenstein Office for Communications.
- Registration to anyone – from bloggers to global financial institutions
- The domain name includes between 3 and 63 characters and must begin and end with a letter/number. Thus, letters (A-Z), numbers (0-9) and dashes included.
ID Protection: N/A
Period: 1 year About Switzerland
- Language: German
- The world’s highest levels of GDP per capita.
- Banking Paradise attracts investors from around the world
- .IL: 250,000+ domain names registered. Registration open for anyone for one year.
- .CO.IL for commercial entities. The TLD can contain 3-63 alphanumeric characters and a hyphen (except at the beginning and the end).
- .ORG.IL for Non-profit organizations
Launched On: October 24, 1985
DNS Root Server: NIC-ISRAEL, also manages the Israeli Internet Exchange (IIX)
Administration: The Israel Internet Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of Internet for research, communication and collaboration purposes.
- Location: Southwest Asia and the Middle East
- Language: Hebrew & Arabic
- Rank 24th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report and 52nd in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index
- It has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world (after the United States) and the third-largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies (after the United States and China).
Web Hosting China
Web Hosting China Market
- Highly competitive with high consumer expectations
- Optimal solution includes flexibility, scalability, and security
- Chinese Language Specific
- For deploying the site, ICP (Internet Content Provider) license from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) required. If the business not eligible for ICP, then deploy a website or CDN node in Hong Kong.
- International bandwidth limitation and high latency: Website uploads slowly if hosted at distant locations such as Europe and North America
- Local Hosting Preferred: Minimize latency and load time. It improves search engine visibility in China.
- China-based CDN: cache website on a distributed network of nodes.
In the Internet Era, China is in the throes of biggest crackdown on ‘Freedom of Expression and Media.’
The government of China has the tight grip over the media. China Regulators blocks websites like Facebook and Google and Chinese firms and individuals use VPN (Virtual Private Network) to view banned websites, the technology operates in a legal gray area. Foreign companies rely on VPN’s to get through universal apps such as Google Docs that its employees use in other countries.
China’s clampdown on the use of virtual private networks to circumvent the country’s internet controls risks. China’s communication carriers block individuals’ access to VPNs services that skirt censorship restrictions by routing web traffic abroad. It would disrupt the businesses dependent on it for cloud services and data security.
The business who have services on the cloud, use VPN to ensure speed, efficiency and ensures data security across the networks would end up hurting their operations.
Protects Privacy and Intellectual Property
The country’s obsession with control extends to the data of its population. Its regulations required information to be stored domestically and made available upon request. It makes cloud computing processing with remote datacenters unfeasible.
No. of Expected Potential Customers: 1.3 billion