CATEGORY: Development

Name.com and CloudLinux Partner to Improve Server Quality

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Innovative shared hosting operating system (OS) developer CloudLinux and leading domain name registrar Name.com announced today the details of their growing partnership. Name.com is now using the CloudLinux OS, a switch that has had an immediate impact on load times, stability, and the overall customer experience of Name.com’s shared hosting services. The relationship began when Name.com identified potential issues with its existing environment.

“We take pride in our growing relationship with Name.com because the company is a lot like CloudLinux,” says Igor Seletskiy, Founder and CEO at CloudLinux. “Name.com is renowned for its customer support, giving webmasters the assistance they need to get the most from their hosting. However, when problems occur with an OS, maintaining support and service quality is difficult. At CloudLinux, we are very committed to our customers, and, in this case, we used our own excellent customer support team to help Name.com eliminate its issues.”

The story of Name.com + Scroll Kit.

This is Pat, a.k.a “Fro” one of our ninja developers. He peruses the Interwebs like a BOSS, catching every viral video and trend weeks before hitting the masses. One day his online adventures lead him to a hackernews article about Scrollkit.com. Immediately intrigued about the product created by the dynamic designer + coder duo, he started playing around. Naturally wanting to be a part of something so hot, he kicked an email out to share with the team. It didn’t take long for the positive feedback to roll in. Bill (CEO, founder, Chief) caught word and reached out to former Denverite, and Founder of ScrollKit.com, Cody Brown. The meeting of the minds went well and here we are a week or two later, offering Scroll Kit to you!

It’s majorly badass so jump in and get your hands dirty. Or play for a quick minute and get a sweet page up in a flash. Now you truly don’t have to be a code monkey (no offence, Pat!) to be able to design a sleek & beautiful site. Create a site for yourself, a portfolio, a birthday card, or a, “i’m sorry i totally F*ed that up.”

So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen Name.com + Scroll Kit is now a thing, that just happened. Join the party, create your page today. Get at us & @CodyBrown with your feedback!

The Latest: Updates to Account Management, DNS Management and Account Settings

Our dev team makes it rain positive change, although they cringe at being called “Rainmen” (yet you should see them play cards.) They’ve been cranking out web goodness and have made the following improvements:

  • Added more templates to the DNS management page,
  • Updated the account contacts & Domain contacts page,
  • Added more options to the Email Domains tool,
  • Added a way to stop a transfer from going out and
  • Updated account settings page.
More Details:
As Product Manager Shannon says, “We pushed another exciting update to account management. There is now an Account Settings page where users can edit their contacts, enable or disable renewal notices, and edit default nameservers. Users could always do this stuff but it had previously been part of the Account Contacts page. This is what it looks like:
Meanwhile, Smitty, who’s in dev, heralded the nameserver changes:
Hello,

This morning we are pushing an update to the nameserver management page.  Customers will now be able to select nameserver templates from a dop down.  The templates are dynamically generated nameserver groups based upon the nameservers that the customer is currently using for all other domains in the account.  Please let us know if you notice anything out of the ordinary.
 
Thanks!
And this with some interesting new terminology:
Dear All,
Today we are deploying the new contact management pages.  All of the previous domain/account contact management functionality is still intact, only with a slicker, cooler, more manageable, form validator-able, tabable upgrade!  Most notably, we have integrated Google’s phone number validation library, which should help international customers get those pesky phone numbers updated correctly.  As always, please let us know if you run into any issues.
 
Thanks!
See “tabable” in action…
And here’s a note from P-Fro in dev about the transfer cancel feature:
Hey Friends,

We’ve just pushed a feature where customers can cancel a transfer out of Name.com from the domain management page…
To come: Revamp of domains list page that will include new features like a ways to search and categorize/group domain names.

Sync Domain Expiration Dates: Harmonize Your Domain Name Renewal

So Nick in dev made the exciting announcement about how you can now sync your domain name expiration dates. But before I pushed it live to the blog, I wanted to make sure he’d included everything…

Renew your domains all on the same date

That about sums up the name.com experience: Ultimate User Enjoyment. Nick explains:

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, and Legend (you know who you are),

We’re rolling out a new tool that will allow users to sync the expiration dates for their various domains. As of right now, this option is only available for .com and .net domains (sorry Henrik, you can’t sync your .se domains just yet).

On the page, the user will be able to select the new expire date, then select the domains that they want to have that new expiration date. Then, they must hit “Apply” for those sync products to be added to the cart. It will not allow the sync date to be before the current expiration date, or further out than 10 years (70 dog years) from the date of the sync, not the date of the current expiration date. The pricing is $1.15 per sync month, and if the sync is longer than a year, the users domain will be sync’d to the correct date of the year current, and then renewed until the desired expiration date is achieve. I really hope this makes sense and doesn’t come across a Jared-esque rant.

Please, let me know if you have any questions.

Please do let us know if you have any questions. You can hit us on Twitter or Facebook, or engage with our legendary customer support.

And there IS one more thing:

sync domain names expiration dates