mailout.easydns.com – Minor connection issue…

Due to an unexpected issue during the migration of “mailout.easydns.com” earlier this afternoon, some users may have experienced connection errors. During this timeframe, some customers may have been instructed by the easyDNS Customer Support Dept. to replace their setting of “mailout.easydns.com” with an IP address of “205.210.42.54”.

The issue has since been resolved, and it is recommended that all users of the easySMTP service revert their settings to use “mailout.easydns.com” as their outbound SMTP server.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

domain renewal fraud

Please be aware that a fraudulent domain name renewal email is making the rounds.

Please be on the lookout for a message stating:

“Domain Renewal”

It is time to renew your domain name www.example.com

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Your domain name www.jcuk.biz will expire within 90 days.
You may renew your domain with Domain Renewal. Click on the link in this
e-mail to renew the domain for another year. You should renew your domain as soon as
possible in order for it to continue to be registered in your name.

Click here if you wish to renew your domain
——–> http://www.domainrenewalonline.com/for.php?d=example.com “

Please ignore the message.

Any renewal reminders you receive from easyDNS will be from and state that they are from easyDNS
and not domainrenewalonline.com.

Please contact support@easyDNS.com with any questions or concerns.

the easyDNS team

easyDNS announces Guaranteed Lookup Privacy for easyWHOiS.com

In light of the recent ICANN advisory on domain lookup frontrunning we’ve made the guarantee that your domain lookups on easyWhois have and always will be, private.

What is domain lookup front running? It is when an unscrupulous operator between you and a domain lookup tool, such as a whois lookup website, perhaps even the site operators themselves, monitor your domain name searches and then go and grab some of the available domain names you search on before you get the chance to.

I never thought anybody would be so brazen, but silly me, I once again underestimated the widespread use of sleazeball tactics on the internet.

You can read the easyDNS press release on the subject and our new Guaranteed Lookup Privacy Policy at easyWhois. We’ve also added SSL encryption to easyWHOiS to eliminate the possibility of queries being eavesdropped.

How can I park or monetize my domain names?

Domain parking refers to monetizing otherwise unused domain names via pay-per-click advertising.

There are numerous companies that exist soley to monetize “parked” domains in this manner. Most domain registrars “park” their customers’ idle and unused domains and monetize them, often keeping the revenues for themselves.

If you have domain names simply “parked” with your registrar, you may decide you want to monetize them yourself. If you do, you need to select a domain parking company and then configure your domains so that web traffic to them goes to the parked page provider’s system.

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Members site maintenance, October 13th 2007

Greetings,

We will be conducting a brief maintenance on our members interface tomorrow morning between 1:00am and 1:15am EST. During this time the members site will be unreachable. This maintenance is a follow up to the brief maintenance that was executed two weeks ago.

Schedule – October 13th, 2007 – 1:00am to 1:15am EST