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A domain name is the name of your website, which people type on their browsers to access your website's data. You store this data on a hosting server that stays on 24/7. There are different types of hosting services that store your data and display on the internet. In this article we won’t be going too deep into hosting but more into domains and how to find the best domain name for your business. Let’s get to it! Domain name: As Wikipedia states, a domain name is the string of identification letters and digits that define control authority and administrative autonomy on the...

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Jul, 20

So you have a new and amazing idea for a site. Great, you spent hours trying to come up with a simple yet catchy domain name. Now you try to register it but a very unfortunate thing happens… someone has already claimed your desired domain name. Although initially, it could be a little bit of a let-down that your dream domain name is already taken, there are a few solutions you could try. One option is to rebrand and come up with a different name or try to purchase this name from the owner, the latter option being the best if you already have a part of the site ready. Do not forget,...

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Jul, 20

When building a new site, choosing a domain name could be one of the most difficult decisions as the chosen name will be seen and entered into the address bar by anyone who wants to visit it, making it to be the identifier of the site. Since your domain name will be the face of your brand, you want to make it brandable and memorable in order for the site to succeed.  Despite most users not knowing it, there are actually five different types of domain names you can choose between, although not every one can be right for your site, allowing us to narrow it down. Before registering a...

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May, 20

.gov Domains Explained

If you want to have a website up on the internet, you must choose and buy a domain name. Once you choose one, you must also pick a top-level domain (i.e. TLD), the part of the domain that comes after the main name. For example, .com, .org, .gov, etc. While most sites on the internet use the .com, it is sometimes a good idea to change that to something that fits your site more. Even though most are available for any person to use, there are some that are reserved for specific uses such as .us domains being reserved for entities located in the United States of America. One such TLD is .gov....

What is a Blacklist? Depending on the source, the amount of daily spam emails being sent is anywhere between 80 to 95% of all emails sent on the internet that day. With such large numbers, most experts agree that manually sorting through your inbox to get rid of spam has become highly inefficient. As such, public blacklists of mail servers and IP addresses have been created to prevent repeat offenders from relaying spam. A blacklist is a list of blocked domains, email addresses or IP addresses. When a website gets on one of these lists, users can no longer access the site directly and...

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Apr, 19

What is DNSBL and Why Use It?

Domain Name System BackLists (DNSBL) are spam blocking lists that allow system moderators to block messages from specific systems that have a history of sending spam.  As the name suggests, these lists are based on the Domain Name System (DNS) which converts numerical IP addresses into domain names. If the maintainer of the DNSBL receives spam from a specific domain name, that server would be blacklisted and all messages sent from it would either be flagged or rejected by any sites that uses the said list. There are three basic components that make up a DNSBL: A domain name to host...

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Apr, 19

What is a DNS?

What is DNS? We all use the internet nowadays, meaning that we have used the DNS or Domain Name System without even realizing it. DNS or Domain Name System acts as the phone book of the internet. In short it converts the human readable web addresses (domain name like www.1Gbits.com) to machine readable numbers. (IP address like 87.248.98.7). This system has been used for more than 30 years and is still in use today. The computers, websites and all the devices connected to the internet have a unique code which is known as the IP address. There are two different types of IP addresses...

The organizations have different requirements for communication based on organization size or type of business and so on. If you’re using an email address such as companyname@gmail.com, many would say your business looks unprofessional. Business owners know how important one email (example: sales@yourdomain.com) can be. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create and use Monovm free webmail service without a web host service.   First of all, you should purchase/transfer your domain with/to Monovm. Use the link and make your domain registration...

How to create DMARC record on cPanel VPS? In this tutorial, we will learn how to build the DMARC record in cPanel, so you can use this cPanel feature to solve some problems with sending and receiving emails. The DMARC is a TXT record that is built into DNS, with the help of SPF as well as DKIM to authenticate your emails. For creating dmarc record in cPanel, follow the steps below. Login to cPanel web hosting control panel In Domain section, click on Zone Editor.     3.In Zone Editor page click on Manage in front of your domain.     4. Now click on click on...

What is a DMARC Record and how does it work? DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) is an email-authentication protocol. It is designed to give email domain owners the ability to protect their domain from unauthorized use, commonly known as email spoofing. The purpose and primary outcome of implementing DMARC is to protect a domain from being used in business email compromise attacks, phishing emails, email scams and other cyber threat activities. DMARC allows senders to instruct email...