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in thread [OT] A New Everything ?

Get a VPS. I second perlfan's recommendation of DigitalOcean.

Thanks all for replies. I went with DigitalOcean. In figuring out what to do, I realized I had to square up with ionos and then set the nameservers differently. It will take another 24 hours at least for my payment to be processed.

$ whois >1.txt $ cat 1.txt Domain Name: MERRILLPJENSEN.COM Registry Domain ID: 1628124514_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: Registrar URL: Updated Date: 2020-08-02T00:22:44Z Creation Date: 2010-12-01T02:08:14Z Registry Expiry Date: 2020-12-01T02:08:14Z Registrar: 1&1 IONOS SE Registrar IANA ID: 83 Registrar Abuse Contact Email: Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6105601459 Domain Status: ok Name Server: NS1035.UI-DNS.BIZ Name Server: NS1035.UI-DNS.COM Name Server: NS1035.UI-DNS.DE Name Server: NS1035.UI-DNS.ORG DNSSEC: unsigned URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann >>> Last update of whois database: 2020-09-16T00:18:23Z <<<

I didn't know that domain names were case insensitive. Tja. I used this personal site for personal business. I wonder what domain names are out there now, and for how much.

Do the companies who issue domain names compete?

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Re^3: [OT] A New Everything ?
by tobyink (Canon) on Sep 17, 2020 at 09:31 UTC

    Yep, domain names are case-insensitive, but in most cases shown in lower-case.

    It leads to the odd situation where in an email address, the part after the @ is case-insensitive, but the part before the @ is theoretically case-sensitive. (Depends on how the server treats it. Most treat it case-insensitively.)

Re^3: [OT] A New Everything ?
by hippo (Chancellor) on Sep 17, 2020 at 09:53 UTC
    Do the companies who issue domain names compete?

    Does the pope wear a funny hat?


      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)