Site Maintenance

April 20, 2018

Censorship Notice for Russian Visitors

This week, we noticed a sharp decline in service requests from Russia, to near zero. Unfortunately, our server is one of the 221 hosts in the 52.0.0.0/11 network block, which is one of the Class B networks blocked by the Russian Communication supervisory body. The list of blocked networks changes frequently, and currently covers more than 20 million internet addresses.

NamesforLife strives to support the scientific community, and we do not intentionally deny service to legitimate users of our resources in any country. That said, we do not intend to change our IP Address, network or cloud host to accomodate censorship. Such a change could result in up to 24 hours of service outages for our users in other countries.

We will continue to monitor this issue, and will update this notice if any additional information becomes available.

We look forward to continuing our support of the life sciences community in Russia after the bans are ended.

NamesforLife service requests from Russia during the week of April 17, 2018.

November 22, 2017

October 2017 release of the NamesforLife taxonomy now available for subscribers

The October release of the NamesforLife taxonomy contains an updated 16S rRNA data set that includes 14,726 sequences of validly published species and subspecies of Bacteria and Archaea, including new species, new combinations and corrections to nomenclature arising primarily from the placement of a small number of species/subspecies in enumerated unnamed intermediate taxa. Also, 6,773 genome assemblies have been linked to 5,740 of the type strains.

September 21, 2017

Prokaryotic Nomenclature Search

Back by popular demand, we have re-implemented our Prokaryotic Nomenclature Search. We plan to make some additional improvements to the search, so if you have any feature suggestions or encounter any issues, please contact our support team.

September 13, 2017

NamesforLife web site re-designed

As you may have noticed, we have re-designed our web site. We will be making a few minor changes here and there over the next month or so as we refresh our content. Our services have been merged into a single platform, so please update your bookmarks if needed and feel free to contact us if you have any trouble finding things.

June 1, 2015

Compatibility issue with N4L::Guide Firefox Add-on and Firefox 38.0

There is a known compatibility issue with the N4L::Guide Firefox Add-on that affects the bookmarks toolbar and other features in Firefox 38.0. We are working to address this issue and will deploy a fix as soon as possible.

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