Feeds

Check Point in domain expiry snafu

How to firewall off your website - the wrong way

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Security giant Check Point failed to renew its dot-com domain name on time over the weekend.

Screen grab of the Check Point (or should that be Chick Point?) cock-up. Click for larger

As a result surfers visiting the Checkpoint.com site were confronted by the above holding page, with links to backorder or renew the domain from Network Solutions - rather than the usual corporate blurb about Check Point's firewall, VPN and other security products. Records show the domain expired on Friday, 30 March.

The web server behind the IP address corresponding to the domain - 216.200.241.66 - was also responding slowly. The site is now back online as per normal. ®

Bootnote

A tip of the white hat to Reg reader Nicola C for telling us about the issue.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday
Customer: 'Please change your name to occasionally somewhere'
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie
EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.