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 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

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


RU-NIC Administrative Group
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 , the slovenian NIC.

When working correctly, the results should be:


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 10

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 already has following DNS records: 86400 IN NS 86400 IN NS

INFO: Testing if domain name is registered
OK: Domain is registered

INFO: Checking SOA record for on
INFO: SOA record for on ; domain ; email
604800 ; expire
10800 ; minimum ; origin
10800 ; refresh
3600 ; retry
2009102601 ; serial
OK: SOA zapis za na domenskem stre┼żniku obstaja

INFO: Checking NS records for on

INFO: NS records for on are:,
INFO: Computer has IP numbers:
INFO: Computer has IP numbers:
OK: NS records are OK

INFO: Checking values in SOA record

INFO: Primary nameserver change ->
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 with preference 20 on
INFO: MX record with preference 10 on
INFO: MX record with preference 30 on
INFO: Primary MX record for 10
OK: Email address on is probably active.

INFO: Checking consistency of NS and SOA records

OK: NS records for on and are the same
OK: SOA records for on and are the same
OK: NS and SOA records are the same on all nameservers
OK: Nameservers for on are the same as nameservers in registry.


OK: Domena 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.