Registrar Domain Name Transfer

Registrar Domain Name Transfer

This use to be a very simple process but in recent years steps have been added to prevent numerous abuses.  Unfortunately, we now have a process where registrar’s intentionally hold up legitimate transfers which is the point of this short note.

Recently I received an email from one of my current

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DEFCON 17 – SQL Injection Attacks

SQL Injection Attacks

I don’t know about you but part of my education has always been to study code and learn the latest attack techniques.  I enjoy reading code and have been doing this for longer than I can remember.  Much of this code can be found with a google search or on some of

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Furnace Repair – Ignition ignitor

The furnace was not putting out any hot air this morning.  As is now becoming the custom in our house when it is about cold temperatures  my wife and daughter noticed it first and I of course thought nothing was wrong and the temperature was rather nice. 🙂  A quick inspection showed that the house was

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Zimbra 32 to 64 bit migration

 

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Verifying your Hosting Connectivity

Verifying your Hosting Companies Connectivity

Recently I purchased a value VPS (virtual private server) from a company on the east coast. I won’t identify them because it doesn’t matter but I was interested in them because they were using vmware products and a value VPS in this configuration is rare.  Before signing up, I called and

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Beating Domain Poachers at their Own Game

Beating Domain Poachers at their Own Game

Recently, I received an email from a 3rd party alerting me that they were going to auction off swimalberta.com and a link where I should click to bid on this link.  I did a whois lookup and found that the domain had 2 days left in its 60

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Failing Disk or Failed Disk Woes

Failing Disks on a Dell Laptop

A friend was telling me the story of how her laptop (Dell Studio Laptop 1737) had failed and that she had taken it to a local computer store in Medicine Hat.  I quizzed her and it began to sound like a hard disk failure.  She said they

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Challenges with Super Micro H8SSL-R10

Challenges with Super Micro H8SSL-R10

This week I found a little time to do some preventive maintenance on one of my servers.  It was configured as a software raid 5 with 4 disks running Centos 5.  It has worked flawlessly with the exception of a failed 250GB drive last month which was my warning

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Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

I hadn’t given this much thought recently but a post on the NANOG mailing list had a question from someone attempting to deploy a GSLB as a solution.  I had played with doing this briefly in 1999 and wasn’t very impressed with the concept at the time.  My reasons were

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Not All Domain Registrar’s are the Same

Just say no to Cheap Registrars

Until recently I have had very little experience with some of the “so called” cheap registrars.  I say “so called” because they in fact are almost never the cheapest solution.  If you want inexpensive then places like 1&1 Internet Inc. tend to be closer to ICANN cost when it

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