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  • Sticky economies call for some rethinking

    Yep, getting a little sticky out there… trade embargos… tariffs…

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  • Who's The REAL Data Privacy Giant?

    Facebook is just one of many worries

    Some of what's collected by other companies is outright panic worthy, and we approved it... ...more

  • 1 When it makes sense to spend the bucks on a Premium URL
  • 2 Buying an Online Business? There are Ten Critical Steps.
  • 3 Uhhh... So Why Exactly Should I "LIKE" you anyway??
  • 4 Seven super important letters to web by; "b a c k u p s"
  • 5 We're Feeling Super Canadian. How about your business?
  • 6 Google wants it, sites need it SSL Secure is now FREE.
  • 7 The Most Common Reason for Domain Loss is your control.
  • When it makes sense to spend the bucks on a Premium URL

    Just starting out or getting into the ring with some big players?

    There are times when spending on a Premium Domain makes great sense; it can even save you money in the long run. And there are times when coasting with what's available is the best way to go too. ...more

  • Buying an Online Business? There are Ten Critical Steps.

    So you've bought an online business...

    Aside from enjoying the excitement of acquiition, there things you need to make happen in order to make for a smooth and issue free transition. Locks need changing at midnight, as with Bricks and Mortar. ...more

  • Uhhh... So Why Exactly Should I "LIKE" you anyway??

    If the Pied Piper was around today

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  • Seven super important letters to web by; "b a c k u p s"

    Security is the new unlimited today.

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  • We're Feeling Super Canadian. How about your business?

    COOLCOM has the great fortune of being able to provide "All Canadian” service

    Do you support local business given the opportunity? Does it make a difference? Do you give it thought? Now and then we see very Canadian enterprises basing online presence in the US ...more

  • Google wants it, sites need it SSL Secure is now FREE.

    Google says it's become pending need.

    With security becoming a top priority, and also a ranking criteris, the time has come for all site owners to put it on top of their own list. We noticed, and now offer SSL free. ...more

  • The Most Common Reason for Domain Loss is your control.

    Your Site Went Down, Business Halted"

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DNS Myth: Pointing, Nameservers

You know… this has been abused, corrupted and in some cases lied about since I got into this business.

In just about every case, the truth has been manipulated so self absorbed webmasters and self important hosting companies can put as much of your business under their control as possible…. to improve their numbers game. (Look how many I got!)

Harsh words? I think not… Here’s the real smack…

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO MOVE YOUR DOMAIN REGISTRATION TO MOVE YOUR HOSTING… ever!

Name servers are traffic cops… or better yet street maps. They point the browser in the right direction. It doesn’t matter WHERE your street cop lives or who has the map… as long as the domain record knows, the internet will know. The same name servers can serve your domain no matter where it is hosted… in fact, if you DON’T change them, your pointing changes are even faster… no 24 – 48 hour waits as some advertise.

To be precise, it is the info WITHIN the name server that points the domain… it is NOT the nameserver itself. One name server can hold the directions for thousands of domains.

I am perpetually infuriated by the advice given to domain owners on how they have to keep “transferring” their domain around in order to change hosting… or in many cases just so their web kiddies can build up his little pile. And if you think this is a rant about profits, then you need a little education in the actual pricing structure surrounding domain registrations. Believe me… outside of a few who have mysteriously maintained 1996 pricing (we’ll get into that later)… it’s not really about the license fee.

No, I am talking about security, reliability, reputation. Would you bounce your personal banking, house insurance, or family doctor around because you moved down the street? Of course not… not if they have been servicing you well for years and you have found them reliable and trustworthy. But I see it every day…

“Oh, my webmaster says it’s so he can keep everything easily managed”. Yep… and then when he decides to go skiing or gets out of the biz altogether… then what?”

Stay tuned… we’ll talk more about how YOU can and should be able to control your domain totally… and why your should NEVER give up that control.http://InternetSmackTalk.com

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Gary Beyer, Tesseract Computers

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