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Nov, 20

The Monovm domain control panel allows you to easily and intuitively manage all your domains that you purchase from us. Today we will show you how to use the different functions the control panel provides. First of all, you have to go to http://domaincp.monovm.com/customer and enter your credentials to log in. It should look like this:   Once you have logged in, you will see the home page as shown below   Let us start by going through each drop-down menu.   Manage Orders   List/Search Orders This option will take you to the entire list of all your domain...

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Nov, 20

What is a Domain Name?

When you want to access a website on the internet, you type in the address of the website into the address bar of your browser. For example, if you want to reach Monovm, you type www.monovm.com and press enter. This all is possible thanks to domain names, as without them, you would have to remember the complex for humans, but computer-friendly, IP address of every website you want to visit.   A brief history of domains Let us start from the very beginning. In October 1984, 6 generic “top level domains” (gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org and .gov) are established to provide...

How To Buy & Register A Domain Name If you’re planning on getting your website available for the general public then you have to get it to the internet.  However to have your website on the internet, you will need to buy a domain name. Registering a domain can be quite difficult if you haven’t done it before however, after finishing this article, you will be able to register domains like a pro. In summary the steps to buy a domain name is as follows: Choose a domain registrar Run a domain name search Check if the domain is available by using a domain checker Pick...

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...

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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 domain,...

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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. Click to know how to...

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...