Nominet is warming people today of a dodgy name selling campaign to trick people into buying similar domain names for extortionate prices. Nominet who is the UK domain name registrar is warming that people could get confused into this scam.
The company called UK Internet registry is sending out unsolicited emails to owners of .co.uk and .com domains asking if they would like to purchase similar .com or .co.uk domain names for ?175. This is about ?170 over the original price of the domain names which can be purchased from sites such as Justreg(here and ukreg(here).
In its statement, Nominet said it was "concerned about the confusion that had been created by the sales tactics of UK Internet Registry". The company that is believed to be based in the Seychelles has not commented on its way of selling domain names but Nominet have expressed great concern.
For many people it will simply be yet more spam in their email accounts, many people have learn't to ignore the ?add 5 inches? and ?click here for ?1000? emails so for many people with common sense it shouldn't cause much confusion.
[Last edited on February 25, 2003 at 10:07:13pm by pwhite]
I'm an endless tweaker, I can't stop changing stuff here on ImAFish. Today I've played around with the mybloglog widget, yesterday I changed the welcome message on the site and at the weekend I added in my feedburner stats and a bigger RSS feed icon.
Most of the time I think my tweaks are for the best, sometimes they go wrong such as moving the forum but I'm willing to admit when I make a mistake. Tweaking I feel is important in order to try out different elements on my blog, to see which keywords work well, which widgets help bring in visitors or which adverts make the most money without being intrusive.
It could be that I don't visit other blogs enough to notice changes but do other bloggers have a fascination with changing elemtents on their blog as much as me?
At present, roulette players could be forgiven for thinking that they would be better served playing t a bricks-and-mortar casino than online. After all, Californian professor Richard Muller has recently claimed to have developed a method for beating the traditional roulette table, based on physics and the popular 'bet in-play' trigger. He believes that it is possible to leverage data during those few seconds when the ball is spinning to make successful wagers, beating the house and driving huge returns in the process.
3 Simple and effective strategies for optimising your odds when playing Roulette
Of course, such theories are laced with doubt and uncertainty, making it almost impossible to determine whether or not they are viable. Online players also have no such luxury when attempting to formulate strategy, as the mechanics of virtual roulette and the use of a random number generator to achieve results prohibit such tactics. Instead, they are forced to rely on simple and logical strategies to optimise their chances of success, including the following: -
Choose a system that suits your Bankroll
If you ever read popular roulette tips, you will know that there are a hist of betting systems that players use to achieve success. Some of these are more popular than others, however, and the popularisation of such strategies can cause them to be arbitrarily adopted inappropriately. Instead, it is far better to select a system that suits your bankroll and appetite for risk, with popular, progressive strategies often requiring multiple wagers to win any form of return. If you choose a system that is beyond your means, you may sink all your money before you earn the chance to win.
Table Coverage is more Important than the Value of your Stake
Let's continue with a correct but understated assertion, which is that the spread of your bet is far more important than the value of individual wagers. While high rollers often back single number bets in exchange for inflated odds, for example, those with smaller budgets must adopt a more risk-averse approach and instead aim to cover as many potential outcomes as possible. By including a higher proportion of reliable, even-money bets alongside inside wagers that drive inflated returns.
The precise combination that you choose is up to you, but the key is to focus on bet coverage and your probability of success.
Random Results means that Consistency is Key
Regardless of your chosen platform, it is important to accept the random nature of roulette. While there are always suggestions that results can be pre-empted and outcomes determined, this is something of a gambler's fallacy and one that can undermine even the most skilled of practitioners.
This is why consistency remains the watchword when implementing your strategy, as this ensures that it is not swayed by perceived number patterns and has the best possible chance of achieving success. Remember, any sequence of numbers can occur during gameplay, so invest time in creating a viable and pre-determined strategy that can be sustained over time.
Large numbers of online businesses are started every year, in part due to low barriers to entry and the almost unlimited potential audience the business could then reach. In recent years one area of online business that has seen high levels of growth is that of online casinos. In fact, this market has been highly competitive with new brands always trying to set their mark against established brands like Unibet. But what does it take to get an online casino business up and running though?
The first thing that is necessary to do is define who the target audience of your online casino is going to be. It is now quite a crowded market, so targeting your site at a particular segment of the market could be vital to the success of your online casino. For example it could be aimed at a particular demographic of people or the games within the site could have a specific theme, e.g. it could just contain games with a superhero theme or just retro games.
Next you must decide which casino software and games you intend to use. The software you use will run your online casino and help you manage the whole site, including processing of payments, account management and handling marketing campaigns. The games you offer are what will attract people to your site and this should be a major consideration in deciding which supplier to choose. There are two different types of suppliers to choose from, the ones which develop the games and platforms themselves and those that offer a package that provides gaming content from other suppliers. If you go with the second option it will probably be more expensive but it means you can have games from many different providers without having to sign a lot of different contracts.
There is then the decision of whether to go with a provider who demands a monthly fee or one that doesn’t and will send you the source code files immediately.
The top three game developers are Net Entertainment, Playtech and Microgaming and it is vital to have a successful online casino to at a minimum have a selection of games from at least one of the three. The cost of this must be taken into consideration though as they demand monthly fees of 10,000 Euros and will take a minimum of 15% in royalties.
If one of your main decision making criteria is in terms of budget and you are looking to minimise costs it is worth taking a look at CasinoWebScripts.com who are a software provider who look to help those starting out and don’t require any monthly payments. They allow anyone to buy as many games as they wish and allow the casinos to keep 100% of their profits. They also offer a service where they will develop any game you would like and you can pay around 100 000 Euros for a full solution that will allow use of their products for the next 100 years.
Finally, when starting an online casino make sure you take your time before rushing into any decisions and speak to different suppliers before deciding who are the right ones for you to work in conjunction with.
I'm a huge Command & Conquer fan so when I saw the new box set of all the games in the series for £20, i brought it.
I'm not a huge fan of serial numbers, those annoying things you always have to enter. Never the less I put up with them but the Command & Conquer First Decade install took the piss.
The first screen asked for the First Decade serial followed by this screen:
Then after this I was asked to enter another one!!!
The game is still installing, looking forward to playing it.
*comments now disabled* - Please do not email me asking for codes.