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What to do if your domain is not resolving

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   3 COMMENTS

Resolving a hostname means to convert a hostname of the form “wwww.domain.com” to an IP address. You can use this DNS lookup tool to check if your hostname is pointing to the correct IP address. There are several reas...



WannaCry ransomware: how to be protected

TECH NEWS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

May 12th, 2017 saw a devastating global cyberattack named WannaCry which has alerted millions of people to the dangers of ransomware. Hospitals, businesses, homes and more were locked out of accessing critical files on their computers, facing ransom demands from an...



It is time to enable two factor authentication

TIPS & TRICKS   LAUREN ANDERSON   2 COMMENTS

If you’re not worried about the security of your accounts, you’re ignoring a serious threat that’s confirmed by a neverending deluge of security breaches. Two-factor authentication is far more secure than passwords – many high-profile hacks, such as those against the Y...



4 new year resolutions for domain owners

DOMAINS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

We are 10 days into the year 2017, how are you doing with your new year resolutions? Many resolutions are hard to keep, which is why most of us end up abandoning them. But here are 4 easy resolutions you could have made as a domain owner that would have given you a sense...



Protect your website against DDos attack

TIPS & TRICKS   LAUREN ANDERSON    0 COMMENTS

The cyber-attack that brought down much of America’s internet back in October was caused by a DDos attack on one of the major DNS service provider, bringing down websites including Twitter, the Guardian, Netflix, Reddit, CNN and many others in Europe and the US. <...



DNS dictionary: terms you should know

DNS   DEREK MANNING   0 COMMENTS

You’ve probably come across a lot of strange words and acronyms while setting up your domain name. Here are some of the most common ones that you should be aware of so you can sound smart with your friends. ...



What happens after a domain name expires?

DOMAIN   DEREK MANNING   1 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   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...