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What happens after a domain name expires?

DOMAIN   DEREK MANNING   2 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   0 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   2 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...



What is DNS and how does it work?

DNS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

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....



6 useful DNS tools for network troubleshooting

DNS   DEREK MANNING   3 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 ...



.CLUB taking the lead in new domain extentsions

TECH NEWS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

.CLUB is the most popular new domain extension introduced thus far as part of the Internet’s recent namespace expansion. Those now using a domain name ending in .CLUB include brands, celebrities, sports figures, innovative entrepreneurs and startups, associations, and clubs around the globe. In the first year .CLUB has sold more than 200,000 domain names...



How to view security cameras online remotely?

TIPS & TRICKS   DEREK MANNING   3 COMMENTS

We have a customer who was using our dynamic DNS service to view his camera remotely so that he could make sure that his cats always have food. Today we will show you how you can do that....