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by Charlie
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Alahosts.com going away?
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Alahosts.com going away?

I am still here...
Had to remember a command from 10 years ago to ensure the remaining servers are virtual not dedicated since NS sent a letter to terminate non virtual contracts...

It was mii-tool eth0

/C
by Charlie
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Domains CAN be transferred AFTER expiration
Replies: 10
Views: 3176

Ask them if it is possible to transfer the domains how come the functionality of sending Auth-code is not available online when the domain expires? A lot of things that eNom does are in the grey area, unethical and simply wrong and evil. With the new Google panda policy eNom is going to a have a har...
by Charlie
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: iWeb Can't Publish
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

We had some similar cases recently for ALA servers.
by Charlie
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Theory: How to market domains that you're selling
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Theory: How to market domains that you're selling

From time to time I get a hold of a domain that I'd like to sell. I toss them up on SEDO and hope for the best. I've had one domain there for 5 years. I think it's worth a lot. Over the years I've gotten no responses. Then I decided to "forward" the traffic to a very well known site that was topica...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Anyone have experience with Peer 1 / ServerBeach?
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

We have a colo with them in their older DC on Yonge St. For what we have been using, it has been very stable although pricy. The DC that we use is not manned 24/7. Supposedly if we need a remore hand it is available 24/7($$$) The DC is managed through the Vancouver NOC and we only needed their urgen...
by Charlie
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: Automation where?
Replies: 10
Views: 2745

Thnaks for the heads up. Have you noticed any other issues with PHP5 servers?
by Charlie
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: No more refunds on fraud domain orders
Replies: 11
Views: 2793

I should add that having a refund policy to the end user is completely optional and up to the registrar.
by Charlie
Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: No more refunds on fraud domain orders
Replies: 11
Views: 2793

Arf, What do you think? m If a registrar register 1000 new dot-com in March, it will be able to delete up to 100 dot-com in April and it will get a full refund from the registry($6.86) and also the Icann fee(20cent) Some registrars such as Tucows charge a $1 fee as the administration fee (or maybe t...
by Charlie
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: No more refunds on fraud domain orders
Replies: 11
Views: 2793

The refund during the 5 days grace period is still available and is so generous that will not affect a registrar business. Here is a link to the details: m As you can see a refund to the registrar willl be available up to the greater of either: * 50 domain names, or * 10% of net new adds for the pre...
by Charlie
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: No more refunds on fraud domain orders
Replies: 11
Views: 2793

Fraudulent orders are very small in comparison with the number of good registrations any legitimate registrar has. The new grace period provisions of all registries stilll allows using the grace period to cancel and get a refund however it will effectively terminate the domain "tasting" bu...
by Charlie
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: WebsiteOS
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

WebsiteOS is the propriatory control panel by hostopia(White lable) Their client base includes all telcos in Canada, some major registrars in the US and some big British companies.
by Charlie
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: .me domain names anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1551

Dot-me is auction based. Afilias is running the registry but the auction house is Go daddy. So expect to pay more for good domains when they go to the auction.
by Charlie
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Wierd parcing error
Replies: 13
Views: 4915

I have been struggling with finding the best solution to address this as more and more modern web design packages are using xhtml compliant code. So adding <?xml at the top of a html document. Adding individual .htaccess file is not practical neither reliable. I tried to remove the line form srm.con...
by Charlie
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: OOPS! Now What?
Replies: 12
Views: 3797

It 's amazing how messaed up the things are in Navisite.

You should be able to querry your primary and secondary dns for admin.domain.com

dig @dns-ip admin.domain.com
by Charlie
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Express Yourself
Topic: My server is down. Just sayn'
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Re: My server is down. Just sayn'

Whole server went down again about an hour ago. Gave them a call and the assured me they were working on it and would "call me back" soon. Anyone else having trouble right now. EDIT: Did get a call back just now (15 min) and the lady said a tech was working on reseting the server and it should be d...
by Charlie
Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: General Help
Topic: Network Solutions name servers are down
Replies: 4
Views: 2446

That's big news! Many websites should be down as a result of this. Can you give an example domain?

I checked the Ip addresses. They are 205.178.190.1 and 205.178.189.1. Any nslookup times out.

/C
by Charlie
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: Enom vs. Tucow
Replies: 6
Views: 2933

I don't think you can compare these 2 registrars. Enom is effectively selling the domains at a loss but TUCOWS has a comfortable margin. (wholesale pricing of $6.95 vs $10.25) Also DNS manager is included in enom pricing but costs $3 extra at TUCOWS. Enom has recently started desperately to make mor...
by Charlie
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:11 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: Who here can attempt a .ca TBR on Wed Jan 4?
Replies: 9
Views: 3868

Sapphyre, I just noticed your post. Did you get the TBR domains you wanted? As you mentioned there is a 15 minutes window for registering TBR domains. Similar to dot-com drop, the popular names are going in the very first second. If you want to register a TBR domain you must prebook it through one o...
by Charlie
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: General Help
Topic: How is Authorize.net??
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Thanks for your replies. I guess i'll go ahead and make the switch to A.net. Let me add my 2 cents. We use both Verisign PFP and Authnet. As you mentioned my cost for Authnet is 30% less than Verisign but: 1-Overall Verisign product is a more robust product. On the client side it's more secure. On ...
by Charlie
Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Server Candy (Public)
Topic: Client Forgot Password Script
Replies: 30
Views: 33606

Cool. For people with coding experience, check this one out: http://alahosts.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1033&highlight=password For those who don't have access to the secure area, it has the source code of a very basic php page to retrieve the password or anything else from DSM. (Full comments in th...
by Charlie
Fri Oct 08, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Server Candy (Public)
Topic: fighting email attacks with access.db generator
Replies: 0
Views: 2284

fighting email attacks with access.db generator

I got sick and tired of dictionay attacks on our mail servers. Why using the server resources to launch SpamAssassin, ClamAV, Quaranteen for non existing email accounts? A simple email log analyzer showed very intersting results: 25% of incoming connections blocked using spamhaus RBL 10% sent to val...
by Charlie
Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: Server Candy (Public)
Topic: New Alabanza Tutorials at demodemo.com
Replies: 3
Views: 3763

Can you post the link?

/C/
by Charlie
Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Server Candy (Public)
Topic: Spam RBL
Replies: 116
Views: 140717

The mail setup is getting better and better. First Line of defence: RBL in sendmail Second Line of defence: SpamAssassin Third Line of Defence: WiKi Custom Lists Forth Line of defence: ClamAV Im going to add back Arfs offering just behind SpamAssassin to clear even more spam. Then allow the user to...
by Charlie
Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:32 pm
Forum: Server Candy (Public)
Topic: Spam RBL
Replies: 116
Views: 140717

Okay, now that I feel a little more in control of this, I have another question or two. Burning Question: Is there a way to check against the RBL without giving the sender the benefit of a return letter? So far, certain RBLs are working very well and I'm not getting any complaints. So why use the b...