15 Oct 2019
02 Mar 2019

Current Domain Promotions

Quite a few promotional offers on domain registrations (and also some on renewals and transfers as well!) currently being offered by the various registrars, wanted to just take a moment and spread the word on some deals to be found.  As always our client portal has been updated with the most recent pricing and is standing by to help you with your domain registration needs.

 

Domain TLDActionNormal PricePromotional PricePromotion End Date
.accountant1 Year Registration29.2215.722019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.accountant1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.accountantTransfer29.2215.722019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.accountants1 Year Registration91.4411.482019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.actor1 Year Registration36.547.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.archi1 Year Registration59.7214.512019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.auction1 Year Registration29.227.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.band1 Year Registration28.005.992019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.bio1 Year Registration58.5014.512019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.black1 Year Registration46.3014.512019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.blog1 Year Registration28.059.062019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.blue1 Year Registration15.804.482019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.capetown1 Year Registration30.443.012019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.city1 Year Registration22.814.832019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.co1 Year Registration32.3312.102019-12-31 23:59:59 UTC
.consulting1 Year Registration31.6611.482019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.cricket1 Year Renewal73.144.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.cricket1 Year Registration73.1415.722019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.cricketTransfer73.1415.722019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.date1 Year Registration29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.dateTransfer29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.date1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.download1 Year Registration29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.downloadTransfer29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.download1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.durban1 Year Registration30.443.012019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.email1 Year Registration22.814.832019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.eu1 Year Registration9.633.392019-12-31 23:59:59 UTC
.faith1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.faith1 Year Registration29.228.462019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.faithTransfer29.228.462019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.green1 Year Registration73.1414.512019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.group1 Year Registration22.817.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.guru1 Year Registration33.547.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.investments1 Year Registration91.507.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.joburg1 Year Registration30.443.012019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.kim1 Year Registration14.584.482019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.lgbt1 Year Registration42.6414.512019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.life1 Year Registration33.544.832019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.live1 Year Registration21.903.012019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.loan1 Year Registration29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.loanTransfer29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.loan1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.london1 Year Registration36.549.672019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.ltd1 Year Registration22.817.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.market1 Year Registration29.2216.322019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.men1 Year Registration29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.menTransfer29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.men1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.mx1 Year Registration54.6612.692019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.news1 Year Registration21.9011.482019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.ninja1 Year Registration36.547.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.ooo1 Year Registration29.222.412019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.party1 Year Registration29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.partyTransfer29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.party1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.pet1 Year Registration15.804.482019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.photography1 Year Registration22.817.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.pink1 Year Registration15.804.482019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.poker1 Year Registration46.3014.512019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.pub1 Year Registration32.887.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.racing1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.racing1 Year Registration29.228.462019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.racingTransfer29.228.462019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.red1 Year Registration15.804.482019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.review1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.review1 Year Registration29.228.462019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.reviewTransfer29.228.462019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.reviews1 Year Registration43.867.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.rocks1 Year Registration13.364.832019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.science1 Year Registration29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.scienceTransfer29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.science1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.shoes1 Year Registration53.7516.322019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.ski1 Year Registration41.4214.512019-06-30 23:59:59 UTC
.social1 Year Registration60.9411.482019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.software1 Year Registration29.227.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.solutions1 Year Registration22.817.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.stream1 Year Registration28.034.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.streamTransfer28.034.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.stream1 Year Renewal28.034.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.studio1 Year Registration21.9011.482019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.systems1 Year Registration22.817.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.tips1 Year Registration22.8111.482019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.today1 Year Registration21.464.832019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.top1 Year Registration9.703.012019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.topTransfer9.706.642019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.top1 Year Renewal9.706.642019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.toys1 Year Registration53.757.852019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.trade1 Year Registration29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.tradeTransfer29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.trade1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.us1 Year Registration10.074.832019-12-31 23:59:59 UTC
.webcam1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.webcam1 Year Registration29.228.462019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.webcamTransfer29.228.462019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.win1 Year Registration29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.winTransfer29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.win1 Year Renewal29.224.222019-09-30 23:59:59 UTC
.works1 Year Registration33.544.832019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.world1 Year Registration33.543.012019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC
.zone1 Year Registration33.544.832019-03-31 23:59:59 UTC

03 Jan 2019

Domain TLD Promotions go live!

Today we’ve enabled domain registration promotions, the results of which you can see on the big list of domain TLDs that are available for registration, where there are currently around 65 TLDs running with special “On Sale” promotional pricing.

TLD promotions occur when a given TLD registrar offers a special promotional price on new registrations for a given TLD.  Sometimes these discounts can be rather large (for instance, .accountants domains are normally $91.44/year, but right now can be had for $11.48 for the first year).

Upsides:

  • Sweet low pricing for that first year registration

Downsides:

  • Terms of the promotion are dictated by the TLD.   We don’t control how long the price is good for, or when they expire.   When a TLD promo expires, our pricing will revert back to the normal price automatically.  Some promotions may only last a couple weeks, whereas others can run for months.
  • They usually only apply to 1 year, new registrations.  We hardly ever see promotions on transfers or renewals.
  • As a result, at the end of that first year, you’re looking at a regularly price renewal.

In keeping with our previously stated thoughts on domain pricing, we use the same markup process for promotional pricing that we do for regular price domains.  So the greater the discount the TLD is offering, the lower the price we can offer to you.

In an effort to be as transparent as possible about the eventual renewal costs, if you add a domain that is on promotion to your cart, it’ll show up like this:

example of how promo domain registration pricing is reflected in the cart

We’ll show you both the currently promotional registration price you’ll pay today for the 1st year registration, as well as the current 1 year renewal price, with the goal being to minimize any potential surprises down the road. (Obviously the TLD could raise their price between now and then, but we wanted to at-least show the current renewal pricing, as we don’t know exactly where their pricing may be in 12 months).

21 Sep 2018
14 Aug 2018

All TLDs Now Live

Every TLD that is available to us for domain registrations that we have decided to offer up is now available in the system. With a standing count of right around 400 TLDs, there is something for everyone. Maybe a little too many, as we now need to figure out a way to redesign our Domain Registration Page, as it’s a bit.. cumbersome as things currently stand. :/

12 Aug 2018

Situation On Domain Registration Pricing

With our new Domain Registration service launching at the same time as the new website and management back-end, one of the tasks that needed to be done was to establish pricing for domains.  This seemed straight forward at first, I mean, figuring how much to charge for a domain?  How hard could it be?  We’re pretty simple folks in terms of pricing, we like to both keep it simple, and be able to set it and forget it..  Our web hosting plans have gotten more resources added to them over time, but the pricing structure we have today has been in effect for a very, very long time.  We.  Like.  Stability.

With our old partner, the “big three” domains (.com, .net, and .org) were all $14.95 a year.  Obviously we had to be able to offer up cheaper than that, or this wasn’t even worth doing, right?  So just establish a baseline at say, $13.95, and run with it.. how complicated could it be, really?

Well, pretty complicated it turns out.  The last few months, along with getting all the finishing touches on the new website and back-end, we’d started actually digging into how we were going to price domains.  Turns out, there’s a ton of variables there, starting with there being hundreds of domain TLDs, run by many different companies, each with their own pricing structure and requirements.

So we started a little spreadsheet.  We focused on the big three first, and plugged in our $13.95 ‘beat the last deal!’ goal.  We factored in our cost, credit card processing fees, and… wait..  We’d loose money on every .net domains we sell!  But we’re good on .com and .org at-least, right?

Well, it turns out that with the variation between the three, we felt that with .com we were actually charging too much at $13.95.   So we expanded the spreadsheet, dumped a couple dozen TLDs in, and continued running numbers.  Point blank, no ‘keep it simple’ pricing structure was going to make it work.   Then we started factoring in some other variables we knew of:

  • Over time, in general, our costs can go down the more domains we sell.  (We’re not talking a huge amount here, but something)
  • Some TLDs run routine, limited time promotions on their pricing, which of course comes with more rules.  (Maximum price points, some promos are good for new registrations only, others for renews, etc)
  • Some registrars routinely raise the price of some TLDs.  (I’m looking at you .net!)

 

After much gnashing of teeth and crunching of numbers in a spreadsheet that was quickly growing way too unruly for the stated simple purpose, there was a brainstorm… Why not automate all this?

In the end, that’s what we ended up doing.  We’ve written some back-end code that will pull a list of all our upstream pricing, tack on our other costs (credit card processing fees, most notably), a small profit margin, and then price the domains on our site accordingly.

What this means for you:

  • If a TLD goes up in price at the registry, our price on said domains will increase.
  • If a TLD should lower a base price (I don’t know that it’s ever happened, but one can dream, right?) our prices will go down.
  • As our domain volume increases, and we find ourselves in new tiers with better upstream pricing, the prices we offer will automatically go down to reflect our reduced costs.

 

One massive side effect of this is, and the marketing folks will hate it, is that our domain name prices aren’t very “pretty”, they don’t all end in “.95”, “.99”, or “.88” because of the thin margins we’re talking about here, rounding everything to something ‘pretty’ would defeat the purpose of us attempting to make all the domain prices fair in terms of our costs.  At the end of the day, this is what we’re running with (this list is generated in real time, using our current pricing as of the time you are reading this):

.academy - $16.32
.accountant - $15.72
.accountants - $19.95
.actor - $36.54
.ae.org - $23.17
.agency - $19.59
.airforce - $29.22
.amsterdam - $41.42
.apartments - $47.65
.archi - $14.51
.army - $29.22
.art - $13.02
.asia - $15.85
.associates - $16.32
.attorney - $36.54
.auction - $29.22
.band - $28.00
.bar - $71.92
.bargains - $16.32
.beer - $29.22
.berlin - $50.01
.bet - $15.80
.bid - $4.22
.bike - $7.85
.bingo - $47.65
.bio - $14.99
.biz - $17.70
.black - $14.51
.blog - $28.05
.blue - $4.48
.boutique - $29.35
.br.com - $55.01
.build - $73.14
.builders - $29.35
.business - $9.74
.buzz - $33.54
.bz - $25.61
.ca - $16.46
.cab - $29.35
.cafe - $29.35
.cam - $10.29
.camera - $53.75
.camp - $53.75
.capetown - $30.44
.capital - $47.65
.cards - $29.35
.care - $29.35
.career - $91.50
.careers - $47.65
.casa - $29.22
.cash - $6.64
.catering - $29.35
.cc - $24.04
.center - $7.85
.chat - $29.35
.cheap - $29.35
.christmas - $71.92
.church - $29.35
.city - $7.85
.claims - $47.65
.cleaning - $53.75
.click - $13.73
.clinic - $47.65
.clothing - $29.35
.cloud - $8.46
.club - $3.01
.cn - $9.14
.cn.com - $47.57
.co - $12.10
.co.com - $31.66
.co.in - $8.78
.co.nz - $22.93
.co.uk - $8.90
.coach - $47.65
.codes - $47.65
.coffee - $9.67
.college - $63.38
.com - $11.08
.com.au - $15.80
.com.cn - $9.14
.com.co - $18.61
.com.de - $8.85
.com.mx - $19.13
.com.ru - $5.86
.community - $29.35
.company - $9.74
.computer - $29.35
.condos - $47.65
.construction - $29.35
.consulting - $31.66
.contractors - $29.35
.cooking - $29.22
.cool - $6.64
.country - $29.22
.coupons - $16.32
.courses - $34.88
.credit - $9.67
.cricket - $15.72
.cruises - $47.65
.cymru - $17.02
.dance - $43.86
.date - $4.22
.dating - $47.65
.de - $8.85
.de.com - $23.17
.deals - $29.35
.degree - $43.86
.delivery - $47.65
.democrat - $60.94
.dental - $47.65
.dentist - $35.32
.desi - $18.24
.design - $47.52
.diamonds - $47.65
.digital - $29.35
.direct - $29.35
.directory - $19.59
.discount - $29.35
.dog - $6.64
.domains - $29.35
.download - $4.22
.durban - $30.44
.earth - $21.22
.eco - $69.04
.education - $19.59
.email - $4.22
.energy - $11.48
.engineer - $29.22
.engineering - $47.65
.enterprises - $29.35
.equipment - $19.59
.es - $8.65
.estate - $29.35
.eu - $3.39
.eu.com - $23.17
.events - $29.35
.exchange - $29.35
.expert - $47.65
.exposed - $19.59
.express - $29.35
.fail - $29.35
.faith - $8.46
.family - $21.90
.fans - $70.70
.farm - $29.35
.fashion - $29.22

.feedback - $34.88
.finance - $47.65
.financial - $47.65
.firm.in - $8.78
.fish - $29.35
.fishing - $29.22
.fit - $29.22
.fitness - $29.35
.flights - $47.65
.florist - $29.35
.football - $19.59
.forsale - $29.22
.foundation - $29.35
.fun - $21.22
.fund - $47.65
.furniture - $47.65
.futbol - $24.34
.fyi - $19.59
.gallery - $19.59
.games - $17.12
.garden - $29.22
.gb.com - $81.85
.gb.net - $14.75
.gdn - $11.66
.gen.in - $8.78
.gift - $19.46
.gifts - $29.35
.gives - $29.22
.glass - $53.75
.global - $14.51
.gmbh - $33.54
.gold - $91.44
.golf - $47.65
.gr.com - $23.17
.graphics - $19.59
.gratis - $19.59
.green - $14.51
.gripe - $29.35
.group - $22.81
.guide - $29.35
.guru - $6.64
.haus - $16.32
.health - $69.04
.healthcare - $47.65
.help - $33.25
.hockey - $47.65
.holdings - $47.65
.holiday - $47.65
.horse - $29.22
.hospital - $45.82
.host - $92.66
.house - $29.35
.how - $28.05
.hu.com - $47.57
.icu - $7.56
.immo - $29.35
.immobilien - $60.94
.in - $12.07
.ind.in - $8.78
.industries - $29.35
.info - $16.17
.ink - $33.54
.institute - $19.59
.insure - $47.65
.international - $19.59
.investments - $11.48
.irish - $7.85
.jetzt - $18.49
.jewelry - $47.65
.joburg - $30.44
.jpn.com - $47.57
.kaufen - $43.91
.kim - $4.48
.kitchen - $16.32
.kiwi - $35.32
.kr.com - $41.59
.la - $36.54
.land - $29.35
.lat - $28.05
.lawyer - $36.54
.lease - $47.65
.legal - $47.65
.lgbt - $14.51
.life - $4.83
.lighting - $19.59
.limited - $29.35
.limo - $47.65
.link - $11.34
.live - $4.22
.loan - $4.22
.lol - $30.44
.london - $36.54
.love - $29.22
.ltd - $7.85
.ltda - $4.22
.maison - $47.65
.management - $19.59
.market - $29.22
.marketing - $29.35
.markets - $57.28
.mba - $29.35
.me - $4.22
.me.uk - $8.90
.media - $29.35
.memorial - $47.65
.men - $4.22
.menu - $36.54
.miami - $17.12
.mn - $50.64
.mobi - $20.73
.moda - $36.59
.mom - $34.88
.money - $29.35
.mortgage - $43.86
.mx - $54.66
.nagoya - $17.02
.name - $11.11
.navy - $29.22
.net - $16.04
.net.au - $15.80
.net.cn - $9.14
.net.co - $18.61
.net.in - $8.78
.net.nz - $22.93
.net.ru - $5.86
.network - $19.59
.news - $21.90
.ngo - $43.86
.ninja - $36.54
.nl - $10.24
.no.com - $47.57
.nom.co - $18.61
.nyc - $8.46
.nz - $17.76
.one - $9.70
.ong - $43.86
.online - $35.32
.ooo - $14.51
.org - $14.16
.org.cn - $9.14
.org.in - $8.78
.org.mx - $17.76
.org.nz - $22.93
.org.ru - $5.86
.org.uk - $8.90
.partners - $47.65

.parts - $29.35
.party - $4.22
.pet - $4.48
.photo - $31.71
.photography - $22.81
.photos - $19.59
.physio - $85.34
.pics - $33.25
.pictures - $13.36
.pink - $4.48
.pizza - $47.65
.place - $29.35
.plumbing - $53.75
.plus - $29.35
.poker - $14.51
.press - $71.92
.productions - $29.35
.promo - $14.33
.properties - $29.35
.pub - $32.88
.qc.com - $23.17
.quebec - $35.32
.racing - $8.46
.recipes - $47.65
.red - $4.48
.rehab - $29.22
.reisen - $19.59
.rent - $63.38
.rentals - $29.35
.repair - $29.35
.report - $19.59
.republican - $29.22
.rest - $36.54
.restaurant - $47.65
.review - $8.46
.reviews - $43.86
.rip - $17.02
.rocks - $13.36
.rodeo - $29.22
.ru - $5.86
.ru.com - $47.57
.run - $19.59
.sa.com - $47.57
.sale - $29.22
.salon - $47.65
.sarl - $29.35
.school - $29.35
.schule - $19.59
.science - $8.46
.se.com - $47.57
.se.net - $47.57
.services - $29.35
.sex - $93.92
.sexy - $61.00
.shiksha - $15.80
.shoes - $31.45
.shopping - $28.05
.show - $29.35
.singles - $29.35
.site - $29.22
.ski - $14.51
.soccer - $19.59
.social - $60.94
.software - $29.22
.solar - $53.75
.solutions - $9.67
.soy - $28.00
.space - $21.90
.srl - $4.22
.store - $55.38
.stream - $4.22
.studio - $21.90
.study - $28.05
.style - $29.35
.supplies - $19.59
.supply - $19.59
.support - $19.59
.surf - $29.22
.surgery - $47.65
.sx - $36.59
.systems - $6.64
.tattoo - $46.35
.tax - $47.65
.taxi - $47.65
.team - $29.35
.tech - $49.96
.technology - $19.59
.tel - $17.02
.tennis - $47.65
.theater - $47.65
.tienda - $47.65
.tips - $11.48
.tires - $93.88
.today - $4.83
.tokyo - $17.02
.tools - $9.67
.top - $1.80
.tours - $47.65
.town - $29.35
.toys - $16.32
.trade - $4.22
.trading - $70.70
.training - $29.35
.tube - $28.03
.tv - $39.65
.uk - $8.90
.uk.com - $41.59
.uk.net - $47.57
.university - $47.65
.uno - $30.44
.us - $4.83
.us.com - $25.49
.uy.com - $55.01
.vacations - $29.35
.vc - $35.32
.vegas - $65.82
.ventures - $47.65
.vet - $29.22
.viajes - $47.65
.video - $28.00
.villas - $47.65
.vin - $47.65
.vip - $14.39
.vision - $29.35
.vodka - $29.22
.vote - $73.14
.voto - $73.14
.voyage - $47.65
.wales - $17.02
.wang - $13.36
.watch - $29.35
.webcam - $8.46
.website - $24.34
.wedding - $29.22
.wiki - $30.86
.win - $4.22
.wine - $47.65
.work - $6.10
.works - $5.43
.world - $4.22
.ws - $28.41
.wtf - $29.35
.xyz - $12.19
.yoga - $29.22
.za.com - $55.01
.zone - $6.64

Yeah, I know, it’s not pretty… but it is an accurate and fair pricing scheme that reflects the underlying registry costs of each TLD.

Now, promotional deals, those get interesting.  As each promo usually comes with special rules, time limits, etc, there’s going to be some manual work involved in promotions, at-least in the beginning.   We also need to make some changes on our site to better call out when a domain registration price is the result of a promotion, so as not to shock anyone who happens to see a promo price in the last days of a promotion period, but comes back after the promo ends only to discover the ‘new’ higher price (which is actually the normal, every day price).

In short, domains is still an ongoing process (yes, we have many more TLDs to get added to the system, they’ll be coming in over the upcoming days), but we now believe we have a fair and sustainable pricing method that will make it much easier overall.  As of today we have sixteen TLDs in the system, more will be coming soon,  and promotional pricing should start appearing as well.

11 Aug 2018

8 New Domain TLDs Available for Registration

With our old website and domain partner, we used to offer just .COM, .ORG, .NET, .INFO, .BIZ, .WS, .CC, and .TV domain registrations.  Those TLDs were available via the new website when we launched it yesterday.

Today, I’m happy to announce the immediate availability of eight new TLDs for registration:

.CO
.US
.CA
.CO.IN
.EU
.ME
.WEBSITE
.WIKI

This brings the total number of TLDs available for registration to 16.  We’ve still got a very long list (a couple hundred!) of TLDs that we need to sort through, price, and get added to the system.   Pricing has been one of the trickier pieces of this task, and has been something of a sticking point for us, as each TLD establishes their base pricing, which can vary wildly from TLD to TLD.  After much deliberation, benchmarking, and what-if’ing, I believe we have finally settled on a pricing process for domains that is equitable, sustainable, and fair to all parties.  This pricing system is going to be the topic of a separate blog posting a little later.  For right now lets just enjoy the fact that we have such a wide variety of options available, and we’ll get them rolled out as quickly as possible.

22 May 2008

Migration of ns3.purenrg.com

Tomorrow we will begin the process of replacing ns3.purenrg.com, one of the namservers used for client domains. The new ns3 has been online for the last week, quietly staying sync'd with ns4.purenrg.com and servicing those requests we have sent it's way while testing to insure everything was up to speed.

Tomorrow we will update the nameserver record for ns3.purenrg.com, to point it to the IP address of the new machine ( 208.43.104.254 ), and over the weekend all dns traffic for client domains should drift away from the old server and over to the new one.

** There should be -no change or action- required on your part for this **

If your domain name is pointed to (as most are) ns3.purenrg.com & ns4.purenrg.com, our updating the record for ns3.purenrg.com with the registrar should be the only change needed at all. When you pointed your domain to our namservers, you simply told your domain provider “ns3.purenrg.com” and “ns4.purenrg.com”; the record that we will update tomorrow will be reflected in your domain records once the change makes it way out to all the root nameservers.

If your domain name is not pointed to our nameservers (ie: you are using some other dns service for your domain), then you are not using ns3.purenrg.com anyway and are unaffected by this change.

The only situation where anyone should need to change anything are:

1) You have a monitoring program or service that is hard-coded to watch the old ns3.purenrg.com machine, by IP address ( 64.246.42.242 ). You will want to change said program or service to watch the new IP address ( 208.43.104.254 ) instead.

After updating the main record tomorrow, and giving it the weekend to filter out around the internet, we will monitor the activity on the old ns3 machine next week to see if there are any requests still coming in at the old machine. We do not intend to take the old server offline until atleast the following week, once we are sure everything out there is updated properly.

Just wanted to keep everyone up to date on this change, even though we do not see it actually affecting anyone, aside from that one footnote. 🙂

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