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A warning for any business that uses an American company for domain name registration. eNom is one of the largest domain registrars in the US with over 5 million domains registered through it. The company was cited in the NYTimes earlier this week for seizing all the domains of a perfectly innocent travel company from the Canary Islands because one of its holiday destinations included Cuba. Clearly is doesn’t matter that the target audience for the travel company was not US citizens (who face travel restrictions for supposedly evil regimes such as Cuba). An abuse of power? Arbitrary restrictions on legitimate businesses that operate outside the US? Be warned!
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I’m a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about life. I love travel, good food, and good company. I’m happy to share what I know with others….even the interesting stuff! My outlook on life is pretty well captured in this quote from a book about the legend of King Arthur: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King So much to learn, so little time!