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in thread [OT] A New Everything ?

Do the companies who issue domain names compete?

Does the pope wear a funny hat?


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Re^4: [OT] A New Everything ?
by Aldebaran (Deacon) on Sep 18, 2020 at 22:47 UTC

    Alright, well it's costing me $4/month for ionos to register the domain. I just don't think they have to do a whole lot for it. Do I shop my business elsewhere and try to talk them down to three bucks a month?

    I was able to move forward and update the DNS nameserevrs to digitalocean.

    It can take up to 48 hours for the changes to take effect with the other provider or your own name server. Your IONOS DNS zone settings will then be deactivated.

    What are DNS zone settings?

      Alright, well it's costing me $4/month for ionos to register the domain.

      That's top-end but not unheard of (for a .com). Given who ionos are (ie. the provider formerly known as 1and1) then that's outrageous and if I were you I would move. Just make sure that you haven't accidentally signed up for some additional thing which is where the money is really going. For comparison, $WORK provides .com registration and management for 25 p.a. (with a discount on that for multiple years and other bulk purchases) which equates to less than $3 a month at current rates and they are at the quality end of the market (eg. you can phone them up and talk to a technically competent person, etc.)

      What are DNS zone settings?

      They are referring to the zone data which is essentially your DNS records. This is reasonable in that if your DNS is up and running on some other provider there is no need for your previous provider to retain that. Do check that your new provider is actively serving the DNS and has all the data which from a cursory check appears currently not to be the case:

      $ host -t soa Host not found: 2(SERVFAIL)


        Do check that your new provider is actively serving the DNS
        $ host -t soa has SOA record hostmaster 1600641995 10800 3600 604800 1800 $
        $ ssh root@ root@'s password: Welcome to Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.4.0-45-generic x86_64) * Documentation: * Management: * Support: System information as of Mon Sep 21 19:28:21 UTC 2020 System load: 0.02 Usage of /: 7.0% of 24.06GB Memory usage: 25% Swap usage: 0% Processes: 106 Users logged in: 0 IPv4 address for eth0: IPv4 address for eth0: IPv6 address for eth0: 2604:a880:2:d0::21c5:9001 IPv4 address for eth1: 25 updates can be installed immediately. 0 of these updates are security updates. To see these additional updates run: apt list --upgradable *** System restart required *** Last login: Mon Sep 21 00:18:51 2020 from root@ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-sfo2-01-first-droplet:~# pwd /root root@ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-sfo2-01-first-droplet:~# cd .. root@ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-sfo2-01-first-droplet:/# ls bin dev home lib32 libx32 media opt root sbin srv tmp + var boot etc lib lib64 lost+found mnt proc run snap sys usr root@ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-sfo2-01-first-droplet:/# uname -r 5.4.0-45-generic root@ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-sfo2-01-first-droplet:/# hostnamectl Static hostname: ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-sfo2-01-first-droplet Icon name: computer-vm Chassis: vm Machine ID: 9ad82a334ffc4f5a93859909d4e33b84 Boot ID: 8b0de2dfd5864eb89bfd87db74b1f79e Virtualization: kvm Operating System: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Kernel: Linux 5.4.0-45-generic Architecture: x86-64 root@ubuntu-s-1vcpu-1gb-sfo2-01-first-droplet:/#

        Q1) How do I integrate the above domain into this filesystem?

        Q2) (No question too stupid, right) If I'm loggged in as root, do I use sudo on my commands?

        Q3) How do I keep tally and track of robots that want to knock on my door?

        I always like the random art that comes with

        $ ssh-keygen
        +---[RSA 2048]----+ |+ .o.o | |.E.. = = | |. *...*.= | |.= o.oo*o. | |+ * . ooSo + . | |.+ + . * o . | |o o . o + = | | o . . . = . | | . .... | +----[SHA256]-----+

        Thanks again for comments. Again, I'm trying to get to the The Topic more squarely....