Thursday, 27 May 2010

New Russian Second level domains (SLD) available

Following the provisions of the Service Agreement please be informed
that on May 31, 2010 RU-CENTER launches registration of third-level
domain names in MSK.RU, SPB.RU, NOV.RU and other geographical domains.

Registration fee for such domains amounts to 450 rub (17.7 USD) per year.
Renewal fee is 360 rub (14.2 USD) per year.

This works out cheaper than the top level domains (19.6 USD), and gives another opportunity to get the name you want.

1200 RUB 600 RUB 600 RUB

Therefore, the Addenda to the Service Agreement will be changed accordingly:

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

How to get a South African domain name (

South Africa is one overlooked english speaking country, coming a distant fifth after UK, Ireland, US, and Australia. But with 87% mobile penetration, 27.4 internet hosts per 1,000 people, and 64.9% services orientated economy, they certainly buck the trend as far as African economies go.

How do you succeed with your brand in South Africa, buy a domain name for 99 ZAR (8.85 GBP), which is under most .com costs.

We got #1 in google south africa for "SMS" check us out at just on the back of a domain alone!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

When domain name offers are not offers

Many domain name registrars offer an introductory price for domain name registration which goes up in year 2. Unless you intend to drop your domain after 1 year, then this is NEVER a good offer.

For example, namecheap offers .com for $9.69 per annum (£6.55), where 1&1 offers an introductory price of £5.99 rising to £8.99. So on year 1, you save 56p with 1&1, then loose £1.88 on year 2, and £4.32 on year 3.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

DNS servers with 99.99% uptime

Our Free DNS servers, at have 99.99% uptime, this is
an uptime report for March 2010

Monthly uptime:99.99% Downtime:3 min(s) 38 sec(s)
Day 2010-04-30 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-29 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-28 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-27 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-26 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-25 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-24 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-23 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-22 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-21 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-20 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-19 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-18 Uptime:99.79% Downtime:3 min(s) 2 sec(s)
Day 2010-04-16 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-15 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-14 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-13 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-12 Uptime:99.96% Downtime:36 sec(s)
Day 2010-04-11 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-10 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-09 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-08 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-07 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-06 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-05 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-04 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-03 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-02 Uptime:100.00%
Day 2010-04-01 Uptime:100.00%