Monday, 26 October 2009

Expired domain auction for Russian domains

Effective November 9 RU-CENTER'S fee for a domain sold at an auction will
reduce down to 7% and now
minimum and maximum fee limits are thereby abolished. This makes the domains
sale process at auction.nic.ru more profitable!

Furthermore, the users may specify the dedicated rubrics, for which the sold
domain may be attributed to.
This will ease the domain search for the buyers and enhance the chance of
its successful sale.

Rubrics and descriptions of the domains sold may be changed at any auction
stage.

With a view to the above, effective November 9, 2009 the "Domain Name
Auction Schedule" will be modified accordingly.

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RU-NIC Administrative Group
e-mail: auction@nic.ru
phones: +7 495 737-0601
fax: +7 495 737-0602

Registering a Slovenian (.si) domain name

When setting up a Slovenian (.si) domain name, you can check the DNS setup with this tool on
zrd.arnes.si/dnstool/index-en.html , the slovenian NIC.

When working correctly, the results should be:

DNS PREDELEGATION PROCEDURE:


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Automatically is being checked:

  • domain name registration
  • number of NS records
  • values in SOA record
  • consistency of SOA and NS records
  • authority of given nameservers
  • activity of email address in SOA record



DNS checking is based on following standards and recommendations:



Lines in report that start with:


  • OK: are messages about successful tests
  • INFO: are informative messages
  • WARN: are messages about potentially problematic settings
  • ERROR: are error messages



ERROR: line is usually followed by a group of INFO: lines that describe possible reasons for errors.



Note: Messages describing errors can be repeated in predelegation process
if checkings are performed in different phases of the process.



If you notice domain name repeatedly in error messages, for example:


INFO: Primary MX record for domain.si: 10 mail.domain.si.domain.si


this means you forgot to put an '.' at the end of the record, which results in default addition of local domain.



Whole procedure and possible error reasons can be found below.

For additional information about domain delegation, please contact your registrar.





WARN: Domain name xxxx.si already has following DNS records:


xxx.si. 86400 IN NS ns1.xxx.com.
xxx.si. 86400 IN NS ns2.xxx.com.

INFO: Testing if domain name pocenileti.si is registered
OK: Domain pocenileti.si is registered


INFO: Checking SOA record for pocenileti.si on ns3.vuelosbaratos.net
INFO: SOA record for pocenileti.si on ns3.vuelosbaratos.net:
xxx.si ; domain
xxx.xxx.ie ; email
604800 ; expire
10800 ; minimum
ns1.xxx.net ; origin
10800 ; refresh
3600 ; retry
2009102601 ; serial
OK: SOA zapis za pocenileti.si na domenskem stre┼żniku xxx.si obstaja


INFO: Checking NS records for pocenileti.si on ns3.xxx.net

INFO: NS records for xxx.si on ns3.xxx.net are:
ns1.xxx.net, ns3.xx.net
INFO: Computer ns3.xxx.net has IP numbers: 85.xxx.3.133
INFO: Computer ns1.xxx.net has IP numbers: 86.xxx.98.194
OK: NS records are OK


INFO: Checking values in SOA record

INFO: Primary nameserver change ns3.xxx.net -> ns1.xxx.net
WARN: Refresh time (10800) is not in the zone of recommended values [28800-86400]
WARN: Minimum TTL time (10800) is not in the zone of recommended values [86400-432000]
OK: SOA record is OK


INFO: Checking if email in SOA record is active

INFO: MX record xxx.ie with preference 20 on fallback001.xxx-concepts.nl
INFO: MX record xxx.ie with preference 10 on mail.xxxx.ie
INFO: MX record xxx.ie with preference 30 on fallback002.xxx-concepts.nl
INFO: Primary MX record for xxx.ie: 10 mail.xxx.ie
OK: Email address xxx@xxx.ie on 65.182.xxx.78 is probably active.


INFO: Checking consistency of NS and SOA records

OK: NS records for xxx.si on 85.xxx.3.133(ns3.xxx.net) and ns1.xxx.net(86.109.98.194) are the same
OK: SOA records for xxx.si on 85.xxx.3.133(ns3.xxx.net) and ns1.xxx.net(86.109.98.194) are the same
OK: NS and SOA records are the same on all nameservers
OK: Nameservers for xxx.si on 86.xxx.98.194 are the same as nameservers in registry.


THE END OF PREDELEGATION DNS CHECK FOR DOMAIN NAME pocenileti.si



OK: Domena xxx.si ustreza kriterijem za vpis v DNS.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Namecheap downtime

During the maintenance communication with the registry will be unavailable affecting new registrations, renewals, and transfers.

Starting at 6 PM PT on Friday, October 23rd, 2009 until Saturday, October 24th at 2 AM PT, namecheap will be conducting maintenance on our database and datacenter. As a result communication with the registry will be unavailable affecting new registrations, renewals, and transfers.

The following services will not be affected and will continue to be fully operational:

- DNS will resolve normally - although operational through this downtime, any changes to DNS settings may be delayed intermittently for a period of up to 24 hours from the start of the maintenance period
- All web hosting services will work normally
- Email will send and receive normally
- Email and URL forwarding will operate normally

Namecheap anticipate the maintenance will only last up to eight hours.