Archive for September, 2009

Latest MAXIS Wirelss Broadband Package Disadvantages

Date Tuesday, 22 September 2009  Posted in Category Computer Resources  Tags , , ,   Comment 1 Comment »

I thought MAXIS would improve their wireless broadband package to be more attractive like reduce its pricing or improve speed of service. Unfortunately, it goes the opposite direction…

Latest MAXIS wireless broadband package (offer valid from 1 Sep to 15 Nov 2009)

Latest MAXIS wireless broadband package (offer valid from 1 Sep to 15 Nov 2009)

With the latest MAXIS Wireless Broadband package, these are several disadvantages:

  1. The wireless broadband modem is not belong to you. You are required to return the device in good working condition to MAXIS if discontinue their wireless broadband service. A replacement cost of up to RM900 (depending on modem type) will be chargeable should you lose the modem or return the modem in a damaged condition. A device replacement cost of up to RM900?!! I can get it in IT shopping mall at RM399!
  2. No more minimum contract period but still a penalty fee of RM200 will apply. RM300 (RM100 activation fee + RM200 penalty fee) will be gone if you discontinue the MAXIS Wireless Broadband Service within twelve (12) months from the date of registration. This amount is equal to a total of 3 months subscription fee if you subscribe to the RM108 Volume quota 3 GB wireless broadband package.
  3. Heavy up-front commitment. A deposit of RM300 + An activation fee of RM100.
  4. Bandwidth Volume Quota Per Month apply. Throttle/bandwidth usage control is the most “backward” thing in Malaysia Telco industry while other country like China already started to implement Internet usage with no throttle to encourage Internet activities. If you are a heavy bandwidth user, so this package (even the highest volume quota package 12GB) is definitely not for you. MAXIS and other Telco setup this “usage quota” rules to ensure bandwidth pipeline will not congested by P2P download as this is most bandwidth usage nowadays.
  5. Bandwidth speed will be very slow if you exceed the stipulated data volume quota. My friend subscribed to the earlier MAXIS wireless broadband plan and always burst the quota, the average speed is 20kbps after exceeded the quota.
  6. This package promotion is only applicable from Month 1 to Month 12. Upon Month 12 (one year completion), your plan will be automatically change back to non-promotion price or you can say bye bye to MAXIS wireless broadband service without any penalty fee. Make sure you mark the contract due date on your calendar.

Torrent download, Rapidshare, Megaupload and P2P users attention
Some ISPs already secretly implemented the filtering system (beside throttle) to control bandwidth download speed from these website and they may block any website without any reason. Don’t you believe? Checkout this post: Malaysia ISPs Banned go.urlcash.net

Personal Opinion
I am not MAXIS but CELCOM wireless broadband subscriber since July 2007. I would not say CELCOM is the best but at least better than MAXIS from my point of view, you can read my article here: My choice of wireless broadband – CELCOM. By the way, my friend is currently subscribe to P1 WiMAX (W1MAX) wireless broadband USB device and has very good comment on it, you can do some research before commit to any services.

Auto-completion of Domain Lookups – Psychic Whois

Date Saturday, 19 September 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags ,   Comment No Comments »

I use the tool to check for any domain name start with "maybank2u", and it list out the results without pressing any button. Save time!

I use Psychic Whois to check for any domain name start with "maybank2u". It list out the results without pressing any button. Save time!

Getting a good top-level domain name is never been easy.

As we know domain name is a globally unique identity, more than millions of people in this world looking for good and memorable name for their website.

To shorten your time and have a wider range on domain name lookup, you may try out Psychic Whois (http://www.psychicwhois.com). It may benefit you on domain lookup productivity.

I like to use this tool to search for available domain name without refreshing the page, and it can also provide other relevant domain name information and availability. Another advantage is I can see the popularity about the domain name being used- with the extended characters behind the domain name (see the right image for example).

I believe many domain name experts have been using this tool for years. If you are new to domain name market, I hope this tool can speed up your domain lookup process. :)

CRA2Y.COM and CRA2Y.NET

Date Sunday, 13 September 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags ,   Comment No Comments »

Just registered cra2y.com and cra2y.net domain names yesterday.

I don’t have any plan on these 2 domain names yet but just to secured it for future investment or personal interest purpose. If you have any suggestions, please share your idea with me. :)

How much does it cost?

Discounted price USD16.00 for 2 domain names, each with one year registration.

Where did I buy it?

My favourite domain name registrar- Godaddy.com.

Why Cra”2″y?

Ok, the idea came from an advertisement in the newspapers today, it was Nissan’s marketing campaign “I am Nissan Cra2y”. I went online to check out the keyword search results in Google and domain name availability in whois database, surprisingly found more than 100,000 results for keyword ‘cra2y’ on the Internet and the domain name appears to be available.

This is where I got the idea for 'cra2y'.

This is where I got the idea for 'cra2y'.

Investment opportunity

I have registered more than 50 domain names since 1999 and a few of it have been sold, the best price was sold a domain name at USD3,000 to a UK company in 2003. I am an Internet Business opportunity seeker, I am interested in anything that can make money over the Internet regardless it is legal and not ‘ con-man’ business.

Btw, I have bad experience in domain name business too. I used to be the registrant of ‘bmwmail.com’ and received enquiries to let, one day I received an email from the legal department @ BMW Corporation in Germany, to claim for domain name ‘bmwmail.com’ ownership. Because ‘BMW’ is global registered term and a trademark belongs to BMW corporation, I have no choice but let go the domain name to them. However, the compensation was USD300 if I am not mistaken.