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Paypal to Stop Operations in Turkey
Posted by Barry Bahrami on 05 June 2016 12:25 PM

CNS has learned that Paypal will be ceasing all operations in Turkey on June 6, 2016 after the country rejected their license application.

We recommend affected subscribers switch to Bitcoin payments.  Bitcoin is a decentralized currency which regulators will find difficult to shut down.  CNS accepts Bitcoin payments.

There are numerous exchangers available online to acquire Bitcoin.   We recommend everyone does their due diligence and finds a reputable exchanger.

If you are affected and need additional time to settle CNS subscription fees or require other assistance, please reach out to CNS support.  We will be happy to assist you.


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RoboForex Latency Increase
Posted by Barry Bahrami on 03 June 2016 09:57 AM

Please be advised RoboForex has moved their trading servers away from the financial center.  As a result, latency to RoboForex from our UK datacenter has increased from 8ms to 31ms.

The broker is advising their servers are now located in Germany.  However, CNS has a POP in Germany and 31ms is quite high.  The traceroute to RoboForex suggests the servers are now in the Czech Republic.  This is unlikely to benefit traders requiring very low latency because even if a trader moves their VPS close to the RoboForex server, the RoboForex server still must connect to liquidity providers 31ms away in the financial center.  The latency on the back end can not be detected by a simple traceroute.

Traders negatively impacted by this change are invited to review our Free VPS for Traders page.  The page has a listing of brokers who not only are willing to pay for your CNS VPS subscription, but also their latency too.  There is no need to destroy your VPS and setup a new one.  Simply reach out to CNS Support and provide the brokers coupon code listed on the page.


Traceroute from our UK datacenter follows:

traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1  uk2-2-10gb-x (  0.065 ms  0.044 ms  0.037 ms
2 (  1.433 ms  1.490 ms  1.546 ms
3 (  1.414 ms  1.470 ms  1.527 ms
4 (  1.546 ms  1.602 ms  1.656 ms
5 (  1.524 ms  1.568 ms  1.622 ms
6 (  1.378 ms  1.386 ms  1.404 ms
7 (  1.496 ms  1.466 ms  1.467 ms
8 (  2.503 ms  2.491 ms  2.479 ms
9 (  1.834 ms  1.828 ms  1.816 ms
10 (  26.513 ms  26.500 ms  26.488 ms
11 (  29.892 ms  29.957 ms  29.949 ms
12 (  31.093 ms  31.172 ms  31.132 ms
13  * * *
14  * *



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Fraudulent Notice of Domain Suspension
Posted by Barry Bahrami on 03 November 2015 06:37 AM

It has come to our attention that some subscribers with domain registrations are receiving fraudulent "Notice of Domain Suspension", with a link to download "a copy of complaints".

Please be advised this notice is completely bogus and clicking on the link will likely result in your machine being infected.  This notice appears to be sent by scammers using publicly available domain databases.

Remember - ALL email from CNS will always be digitally signed. 

If you receive such an email you are advised to delete it immediately, without clicking on anything.



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Hurricane Joaquin (NYC)
Posted by Barry Bahrami on 01 October 2015 09:40 AM

News from NYC regional DCs

In preparation for the upcoming winter storm:

  • * All generators have been tested.
  • * Fuel supplies have been topped off.
  • * Personell contingency plans have been established and are ready to be put in place if necessary.
  • * Supplies to keep staff-members well-fueled have also been topped of

We’ll post any status updates that occur as a result of this storm.

UPDATE 10/2/2015:  It is likley the storm will head east, away from NYC.   We are continuing to monitor.



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Termination by PrimeXM to CNS ON NET
Posted by Barry Bahrami on 26 September 2015 08:31 AM

Today Mr. Clive Diethelm, CEO of PrimeXM, made good on his 3 day notice to terminate ON NET connectivity of his brokers to thousands of retail traders. He did it knowing full well that there may be traders affected by his actions, not necessarily CNS subscribers. He did it out of spite and completely disregarded the best interests of the retail traders who are customers of his very own customer brokers.

Our network continues to be one of the most connected on the Internet.   The end latency increase to CNS subscribers in NYC is about .4ms (1ms total). Currently, in the UK, latency has increased to 2ms.  We are working to drop that to 1ms by expanding an existing settlement free peering relationship with one of PrimeXM's paid transit providers.

We must unfortunately now list all PrimeXM hosted brokers as “NOT RECOMMENDED” on our popular latency chart. This listing is for no fault of their own except that they have chosen a technology vendor with a well-known reputation for irrational behavioral outbursts which can very easily end up costing retail traders money. In this case, it has resulted in many retail traders experiencing what could be a substantial change in their trading environment (if they trade with very latency sensitive strategies).   This listing will remain until these brokers change to a technology provider operated by a more stable CEO.

We will be reaching out to every single trader potentially affected by Mr. Diethelm’s latest “episode” in order to identify any financially harmed. We will then bring an action in an appropriate court to recover their losses for them. If you have been harmed by Mr. Diethelm’s behavior, please contact CNS support. We will also be reaching out to regulators again to make sure they completely understand the situation and the risk PrimeXM poses to retail traders as a result of Mr. Diethelm’s demonstrated pattern of irrational and unstable behavior.

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