Thursday, 28 January 2010

New Domain Registry System in Malaysia

We are pleased to announce that .my DOMAIN REGISTRY will be launching a new .my DOMAIN REGISTRY System. We would like to thank our valued customers for all comments and opinions as the new system would not be possible without you.

With this new system,
  • a Registrant can apply for multiple domain names in one submission and the domain names can be registered up to 5 years
  • a Contact Person with the same Contact Code can perform multiple domain name transaction such as modification, deletion and transfer
  • a domain name to be transferred to a new Registrant, is required to make payment before it is registered.

The effective date of this new system is on Monday 1st February 2010, 9.00 A.M.

In conjunction with the launch, .my DOMAIN REGISTRY website and WHOIS service will not be available during the following planned maintenance works:

Start Date/Time : Saturday, 30th January 2010, 9:00 A.M.
Completion Date/Time : Monday, 1st February 2010, 9:00 A.M.

However, please note that all domain names registered with .my DOMAIN REGISTRY will not be affected by this.

Please do not hesitate to e-mail or call us at 03-8991 7272 if you have any query at all.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Changes to the NameCheap DNS API

The changes are primarily to, namecheap.users.create methods and to the error numbers that were returned earlier. Error numbers returned for several API methods are changed and are now documented in the link below.

Changes to the API:

New error code documentation:

Schedule for the update:
Jan 28, 2010 - To API sandbox (
Feb 15, 2010 - To production (

NOTE: if you want to start making changes/ test today, new version of code is already available at This end point will be removed after changes are moved to the proper sandbox URL.

WHMCS Plugin Customers:

Please note that the open source version of the plugin available at will not be updated anymore as WHMCS is providing their own official plugin for Namecheap. So, please pass this information on to WHMCS so that they can update the plugin.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. Please post any question you may have in the new "Developer/ API Discussions" section of Namecheap Community Forums (

Friday, 15 January 2010

Free DNS monitoring service

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Try the link above, which will monitor your domain every 15 minutes, and email or text you whenever there's a problem.