Hosting in Iran

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.

Hosting in Switzerland

.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

Hosting in Israel

Domain TLD

  • .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.

About Israel

  • 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).

Hosting in 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.’

VPN Crackdown

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

Hosting in Nigeria

Nigerian market has a huge demand for Internet technology tools for communication, information and business transactions. Internet usage for financial transactions from excellent online purchase platforms is growing in the country. There is an unprecedented rise in use the Internet for multiple business objectives.

Registration of new domains and hosting services is set to increase even further. The Nigeria Internet Registration Association states that the requests for new domains would continually rise, with 4,122 domain name registrations carried out in the month of May 2017 only.

Local currency and local payment methods available to residents of Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.

Adoption of .ng domains

  • The Internet Registration Association has called for assistance from journalists and media channels to create awareness of the availability of the .ng string.
  • NIRA encourages local hosting with the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) and similar organizations. It makes efforts to populate the country’s DNS system with individuals, businesses and government agencies adopting the .ng domain name. Dean of the NiRA academy, Sikiri Shehu, states the adoption of the .ng domains has the potential to cause a ripple effect in the economy, through the creation of jobs, the investment of capital back into the economy, and other income generating ventures.

.Africa Domains

  • Available from Web4Africa at $25 per year excluding premium, domain names
  • 9,400 registrations

Hosting in India

A fastest growing international market
The country is a huge market with estimated 460 million online users and increasing with the enormous growth of mobile Internet environment.
Both Small and Medium size business are looking to set up their hub in the country’s emerging market. From the web design and development services, these companies want to offer domain registration, hosting packages and on-demand services. Other services provided include an e-commerce platform, blog templates, podcast package, image hosting.

Godaddy launched services in Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil to enable more small businesses across India to build an online presence.

Cloud Computing Big Companies: WS, Microsoft, Google and Alibaba

Cloud Computing Customers

  • Used mostly by large enterprises and legacy companies dedicated to creating tools and applications.
  • e-commerce, adtech, healthcare and financial services

Latest News

  • (June 2016) DigitalOcean launched its first data center in Bangalore, India