06 Jan

Meltdown and Spectre

Work has begun on patching the recently released vulnerabilities known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”, with the CVEs  of: CVE-2017-5754, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5715 on your server(s). More information on these vulnerabilities available here: https://www.alpineweb.com/backroom/announcements/57/Meltdown-and-Spectre.html

If your server(s) are running a Linux-Based operating system, they will be patched and automatically rebooted over the next 48 hours. Due to the severity of these vulnerabilities, we are unable to schedule the patching and reboot process.

In either situation, we have you covered and no action is required from you at this time.

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08 Dec

New ICANN Domain Transfer Policy

ICANN’s New Transfer Policy came into effect on December 1, 2016 setting out new rules regarding changing or updating a domain name’s registrant contact information.

What is the New Transfer Policy?

The Transfer Policy, formerly known as “Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy” or IRTP, sets out how domain transfers should be handled. Up until now, this policy only covered domain transfers between registrars. From

December 1, 2016 on this will also cover the process of changing ownership of a domain from one registrant to another.

What is the impact of this change?

What this means is that when a registrant performs an update to the registered name, organisation or email address for any gTLD (non-country code) domain they own, a Change of Registrant process will be

triggered. This process involves an approval email sent to both the New and Prior Registrant.

The changes will not take effect until the change has been confirmed by both parties, and following the change, the domain will enter a 60 day lock period during which it cannot be transferred or modified again.

If either party declines the change, then the change of registrant request is cancelled and the previous whois info remains the same.

In most cases, following a request to change the WHOIS information for their domain, the new registrant will receive an email. This email will ask them:

  • To approve or decline the Change of Registrant.
  • To confirm that their information is correct.

Upon approval by the New Registrant, a similar email will be sent to the Prior Registrant asking them to also approve the Change of Registrant.

Only once both approvals have been received is the change of registrant completed.

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29 Jul

System Administrator Appreciation Day 2016

Happy SysAdmin Day to all System Administrators wherever you are!

Today is the Seventeenth Annual System Administrators Appreciation Day. Who are SysAdmins and what do they do?

System Administrators work behind the scenes performing a wide variety of tasks keeping computers and computer networks up and running. Software installation and upgrades, hardware maintenance, troubleshooting and problem solving, security and defending networks and computers from cyber attacks are just some of the tasks SysAdmin’s are working on right now.

Here are a few links with more information about SysAdmin Day, some ideas about how to celebrate and show appreciation for your System Administrator:


<ps>AlpineWeb SysAdmins are partial to and can be bribed with either of the two za’s. Pizza and Cerveza!</ps>

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21 Jul

HTTPOXY Vulnerability Patched

The HTTPOXY Vulnerability has been patched on all Alpine Hosting Plans.

CloudFlare instituted a fix on July 18, 2016. See their blog post here.

If you are not using CloudFlare learn more here:


If you are managing your own VPS or Dedicated Server running cPanel/WHM you can run the latest version of EasyApache v3.34.2 to install the patch for HTTPOXY.

Read the cPanel blog post here:


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05 Jul

.STUDIO & .VIDEO Domain Name Promotion

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07 Jun

.STORE Domain Name Promotion

Save money on new Registrations for .STORE

Only $16.00 for the first year of registration!

When none of the industry-specific TLDS seem to fit a business, .STORE is the perfect solution. Presented as a broadly-defined retail market TLD, .STORE can be used by any business that is looking to expand an online presence with a more identifiable domain extension.

This is a great time to get your domain name.

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