Domain Privacy Protection but Still Expose Registrant Information ?

Domain privacy protection service costs extra money compared to domain renewal fee to “hide” registrant’s information so that private information could be protected due to security handling.

If people want to create website, they have to buy domain name at present (We do not have new technology to create website without a domain name, otherwise you will have to tell everybody your website’s IP address, but sometimes your IP address keeps changing). However, our domain name registrant information are public by default, everybody can see your private information using Whois service.
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Why Does New Domain Name Server Not Work ?

A Domain Name Server (DNS Server) is the role of converting the “www” format domain address to a numeric IP address of the target which the domain points to. For example, you input www.gogototo.com in your web browser, your internet routine will try to find out the name server of gogototo.com, and then the name server will give the target server which gogototo.com website is hosted on, so that you can view gogototo.com website. A real of domain routine is much more complicate than we descripted here, but it is not our major topic today.

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How to Renew Domain Names on Godaddy 2016 Edition

Godaddy is the world’s largest domain name registrar which might hold more than 61 million domain names due to reports. We have part of domain names are under their management. We did not have serious issue in passed 10+ years, so we are still using their domain name service.

Godaddy sent us email annually to remind us renewing domains. so let’s see how the Godaddy domain name renewal process is in 2016.

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GoGoToTo.com Has Been Running On DreamHost for Years by 2016

We have already some short DreamHost posts in this website since this website has been hosted on DreamHost longest time compared to it has been hosted on other Hosting services. We do have customer experience to share with other people which we know about DreamHost .

Why GoGoToTo.com chose DreamHost ?

GoGoToTo.com used several Hosting services before we moved to DreamHost, then we no more moved. It is hard to tell you exact reasons. DreamHost might not be the best hosting provider in this world, but it was the best hosting service to us at that time especially after we compared multiple hosting services, so might be it is the reason that we chose it and stay at on it.

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To whom is trying to buy the domain xxEnglish dot com

This post is for the potential buyer who has made an offer recently. I am the owner of xxEnglish dot com and I have received an email notification about your offer.

Since the trade platform does not allow me to fill any comment for the following reason:

Please note: This bid thread was initiated through our SedoMLS Partner GoDaddy. This partner is not supporting the display of comments at this point in time. Unfortunately this means you can’t enter a comment with your offer for this name. We apologize for the inconvenience, we are looking to add this feature in the future.

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The stages after domain name expired on Godaddy

Godaddy is still the top domain registrar website. Do you know what happens after your domain name expired ?

Maybe you know, Godaddy will send you multiple emails to notice your domain expired. which is very nice, that is why I always choose Godaddy for registering domain name.

The following is Godaddy’s handle stages (from website):

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Days after expiration    Action

Day 1    We make the first of three billing attempts to renew the domain name. If the billing fails, the domain name expires. The domain name can be renewed by the registrant at no extra cost.

Day 5    We make the second billing attempt. If the billing fails again, the domain name is parked. The domain name can still be renewed by the registrant at no extra cost.

Day 12    We make the third and final attempt to renew the domain name. The domain name can still be renewable by the registrant at no extra cost.

Day 19    The domain name can be renewed by the registrant for the cost of a one-year renewal plus an $80.00 redemption fee.

Day 26    We add the domain name to an expired domain name auction.

Day 36    The expired domain name auction ends. If there are no backorders and no bidders in the expired domain name auction, we list the domain name in a closeout auction.

Day 41    The closeout auction ends.

Day 43    We assign the domain name to the winner of the expired domain name auction, backorder, or closeout. If there are no bidders, we return the domain name to the registry.

 

Note: A registrant can renew an expired domain name at no extra cost up to day 18. If they renew an expired domain name anytime between day 19 and day 42, they must also pay an $80.00 redemption fee. The domain name cannot be renewed after day 42.

New Domain Extension Application List Published

Normally, people know the domain for a website should has a extension, such as .com, .net, .ca… For expand domain resource ICANN (www.icann.org) developed the new generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by publishing new gTLDs into the internet’s address system.

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Today, 2012 June 13, ICANN released the new domain extension application list,”The new gTLD application window opened on 12 January 2012 and closed on 30 May 2012. ”

Currently there are total 1930 new domain extensions, you can view the list on ICANN site here. For conveniently searching, you can also visit this page.

Apply a new domain extension is not cheap: application fee is $185,000 and there’s an annual fee of $25,000.

Microsoft applied azure, bing, docs, hotmail, live, microsoft, office, skydrive, skype, windows, and xbox;

A company named “Charleston Road Registry Inc.”, which should be related to Google, applied 101 new extensions, including App, Blog, Book, Buy, Android, Cloud, Car, Earth, Gmail, Google, Game, How, Map, Music, Movie, Mail, Play, Site, Tech, Web, Youtube…

However, there are lots of extensions name are applied by multiple companies, so now we don’t know who will be the winner for those extension.

Google Retiring AdSense for Domains

Recently Google AdSense Users received the email notify from Google AdSense: the AdSense for domains will be stopped soon.

The following is the content of the email:

Hi,


We’re contacting you because you’re using AdSense for Domains to monetize your undeveloped domains. After evaluating the benefits of our partner network, we’ve decided to retire the Hosted domains product within AdSense. Going forward, undeveloped domains will only be served through our existing AdSense for Domains distribution network.

Our records show that 97 of your Hosted domains will be affected by this upcoming change, which will follow the schedule below:

March 21: You’ll no longer be able to create new Hosted domains
April 18: Hosted domains will become inactive and it’ll no longer be possible to earn from them
June 27: Hosted domains will no longer be available in AdSense accounts

To continue monetizing your undeveloped domains, you can migrate your domain portfolio to any domain parking provider. Find out how in our Migration Guide:

Migration Guide (a button to click)


Please note that this upcoming change won’t affect any other AdSense products you’re currently using or the availability of other products to you. In addition, reporting on your Hosted domains will remain available throughout the schedule above and for a period following the retirement.

For more information see the Help Center. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience as we continue to develop new features and offerings within AdSense.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

The domain name “sponsoryourparents.ca” dropped but caught by other person ?

There was a group named “Sponsor Your Parents” in Canada, this group focus on helping people sponsor their parents to immigrant to Canada.

They had a official website using sponsoryourparents.ca domain name, however, we found this domain name direct to a advertisement web page which let people click the advertise links to earn money.

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Seems the domain sponsoryourparents.ca dropped in 2011 but the group members did not recognized, then the domain caught by other people.

The following is the current domain owner information:

Domain name:sponsoryourparents.ca

Domain name status:registered

Creation date:2011/03/11

Expiry date:2012/03/11

Updated date:2011/06/06

Registrar name: DomainsAtCost Corp.

Registrar number: 45

 

More detail information (this information copied and took screen shot from Canadian .ca domain whois server http://whois.cira.ca/public, it is public information which everybody can see):

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DomainInspect Running Slow ?

If you are a domain player, you might know the domain tool Domain Inspect which created by AntsSoft.

Recently we found it is very slow when we scan even few domains.

We tried to uninstall and clean all settings in register of windows, but it was still slow.

Then we thought maybe the software settings changed, but we tried almost all settings, also we turned off all firewall and anti virus software which we installed on our computer, we were still no luck.

Actually the reason is really about “Domain Inspect settings”, but just we never thought it is the real reason causes the tool to be slow.

There are 2 kinds of settings in Domain Inspect, see below. Program Setting and Internet Setting, but Internet Setting actually loads IE browser’s setting, so we never thought we should changed this setting. Actually the real reason was just because our internet setting

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When you open the Internet Setting, go to Connections tab and select LAN settings button

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After we access into the LAN settings, we found our Automatic configuration was set to “Use automatic configuration script” by our local host address which set by one software which we installed:

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Then we check off “Use automatic configuration script” and check on “Automatically detect settings”, The slow problem of Domain Inspect gone !