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What happens after a domain name expires?

DOMAIN   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

When you register a domain name, you obtain the right to use it for a fixed period. Once a domain expires, it goes through three periods that make it increasingly difficult (and more expensive) to renew....



.NET Domain Price Increases Februrary 1

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   1 COMMENTS

This is a public announcement that the registration price for .NET domain names is to increase beginning Februrary 1. VeriSign, the Registry Operator for the .net domain, is increasing the annual registration price by $0.67 USD. As a result, we are raising our price....



How to transfer your domain name with minimal downtime?

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

You are a website owner and your domain name is used for your website as well as your email services. You may have been thinking of changing your domain registrar for a long time but decided to stick with them simply because you are worried about website and email downt...



Do I need an SSL certificate for my website?

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

You are most probably aware that Google offers a small ranking boost to websites with SSL certificate installed to promote internet security. You may wonder if you need an SSL certificate for your own website, whether it is an e-commerce site or a personal blog. Installing a...



What is DNS propagation and how long does it take?

DNS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

Our support team gets asked a lot this question:

"I would like to use your service to manage my DNS. I have pointed the nameservers to you (all 5) and I populated my DNS records about 48 hours ago and some appear to have propagated successfully while others only partially...



How to flush DNS cache?

DNS   LAUREN ANDERSON    0 COMMENTS

DNS stands for Domain Name System. DNS servers convert a domain name (such as example.com) into an IP address (such as 128.10.132.102). If you have an IP address that constantly changes like most people, then the mapping changes from time to time. When you visit a...



What is DNS and how does it work?

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To inexperienced users the Domain Name System (DNS) can seem very complicated. While it can in some cases be complex, DNS problems can be easily diagnosed once you understand the basic core ideas behind it....



How to choose the right domain name for your website?

TIPS & TRICKS   LAUREN ANDERSON    0 COMMENTS

Your website helps establish your business’s brand and credibility. The domain name is often the first thing your customers see, and a good domain name can help you with SEO ranking. Choosing a domain name can be one of the most challenging steps in establishing your on...



6 useful DNS tools for network troubleshooting

DNS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

When troubleshooting problems using our dynamic DNS service to host a website at home, connect to your work computer remotely or other online services, it can be very useful to have access to online tools that can help you narrow down the problems. Luckily, we provide these ...



abc.XYZ - Google's killer URL

TECH NEWS   LAUREN ANDERSON    0 COMMENTS

When you are the world's dominant internet company, you need a great URL. Google announced a new holding company called Alphabet on Monday, and it’s using the domain name abc.XYZ. Curious from Google's part was the fact that the company didn't use the alphabet.com domain for its new business....