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27May/110

Domain Name Status Codes

Various domain status codes and brief description from RFC 2832:

Status: ACTIVE
This is the default status of a domain at registration time. The registry sets the domain to this status. The domain is modifiable by the registrar. The domain can be renewed. The domain SHALL be included in the zone file when in this status if the domain has at least one associated name server.

Status: REGISTRY-LOCK
The registry sets the domain to this status. The domain cannot be modified or deleted by the registrar. The registry MUST remove the REGISTRY-LOCK status for the registrar to modify the domain. The domain can be renewed. The domain SHALL be included in the zone file when in this status if the domain has at least one associated name server.

Status: REGISTRY-HOLD
The registry sets the domain to this status. The domain cannot be modified or deleted by the registrar. The registry MUST remove the REGISTRY-HOLD status for the registrar to modify the domain. The domain can be renewed. The domain SHALL NOT be included in the zone file when in this status.

Status: REGISTRAR-HOLD
The registrar of the domain sets the domain to this status. The domain can not be modified or deleted when in this status. The registrar MUST remove REGISTRAR-HOLD status to modify the domain. The domain can be renewed. The domain SHALL NOT be included in the zone file when in this status.

Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
The registrar of the domain sets the domain to this status. The domain cannot be modified or deleted when in this status. The registrar MUST remove REGISTRAR-LOCK status to modify the domain. The domain can be renewed. The domain SHALL be included in the zone file when in this status.

Status: REGISTRY-DELETE-NOTIFY
A domain is set on this status if it has expired and has child name servers that are hosting other domains. Only the registry may set this status. The domain SHALL be included in the zone file when in this status if the domain has at least one associated name server.

The domain deletion progresses through the following statuses:

Status: REDEMPTIONPERIOD
A domain name is placed in REDEMPTIONPERIOD status when a registrar requests the deletion of a name that is not within the Add Grace Period. A name that is in REDEMPTIONPERIOD status will not be included in the zone file. A registrar can not modify or purge a name in REDEMPTIONPERIOD status. The only action a registrar can take on a name in REDEMPTIONPERIOD is to request that it be restored. Any other registrar requests to modify or otherwise update the domain will be rejected. Unless restored, the domain will be held in REDEMPTIONPERIOD status for a specified number of calendar days. The current length of this Redemption Period is thirty calendar days.

Status: PENDINGDELETE
A domain name is placed in PENDINGDELETE status if it has not been restored during the Redemption Period. A name that is in PENDINGDELETE status will not be included in the zone file. All registrar requests to modify or otherwise update a domain in PENDINGDELETE status will be rejected. A domain name is purged from the registry database a specified number of calendar days after it is placed in PENDINGDELETE status. The current length of this Pending Delete Period is five calendar days.

Status: PENDINGRESTORE
A domain name is placed in PENDINGRESTORE status when a registrar requests restoration of a domain that is in REDEMPTIONPERIOD status. A name that is in PENDINGRESTORE status will be included in the zone file. Registrar requests to modify or otherwise update a domain in REDEMPTIONPERIOD status will be rejected. A domain name is returned to REDEMPTIONPERIOD status a specified number of calendar days after it is placed in PENDINGRESTORE unless the registrar submits a complete Registrar Restore Report to the Registry Operator. The current length of this Pending Restore Period is seven calendar days.

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4Mar/110

FileZilla Setup Information

We have decided to completely upgrade our FTP services to *secure* FTP only -- more specifically FTPS (TLS Auth) and FTPES. Now this means that plain (clear) text FTP connections can no longer be made to your accounts.

The only tested and free FTP client we found for both Linux and Windows (XP, Vista) has been FileZilla (although FireFTP under Firefox is another free secure FTP client you could use). You can download and install FileZilla from here.

Linux flavours: Use your Linux distribution's Package Management System to install FileZilla. For Debian and Ubuntu you would type the following from a terminal: sudo apt-get install filezilla

Important FileZilla setup information:

Once you've installed FileZilla you need to setup a "New Site". Click on the "Site Manager" icon -- the icon under the File menu. That will open a new dialog window to allow you to setup a "New Site". Click on "New Site" and then enter in the Host (your domain name), the Port (21) and for Server Type select (FTPES - FTP over explicit TLS/SSL).

Then for Login Type (Normal) and then enter your cPanel Username and Password. You can leave the Account field blank.

Then click on "Connect" and you should now be connecting securely via FTPES to your account.

We hope that this will work out for you. If it doesn't, or if you need further assistance, then please do no hesitate to contact us.

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14Jan/11Off

Ready to Use Free Web Apps List

The following scripts come standard with every hosting account. You can instantly activate these web apps/scripts from your control panel.

Forum

phpBB Forum: A flexible discussion board solution with many great features including: Word Censors, Ban Members, IP Banning, Password Protected Forums and more.

SMF: Simple Machines is a next generation community software package which includes themes, fast database, secure file attachments and automatic module installation.

XMB Forum: A powerful web-based bulletin board system written in PHP with a mySQL backend.

Portal/Content Management System

PHP-Nuke: Very popular content management (CMS) and portal solution featuring web-based administration, surveys, customizable blocks, modules and themes with multilanguage support.

phpWebSite: A complete web site content management system (CMS). All client output is XHTML 1.0 and meets the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative requirements for government agencies.

Post-Nuke Content Management: Two complete solutions for any webmaster who would like to develop his own portal. A superb application with limitless modules for building an online community quickly, easily, and effortlessly. Two content management systems for building a dynamically generated web site that five years ago would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to launch.

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3Nov/100

Trance Host Promo Video

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7Jul/100

Domain Name Price Increase

Verisign, the top-level registry for .com and .net domain names, recently increased their prices by 7% and 10% respectively. In the past, we have always absorbed these price increases for our customers. With these latest price increases, after much discussion and deliberation, we have decided we must increase our prices as well in order to continue providing domain registration services to our customers.

Effective Thursday, July 15th, 2010, domain registrations and renewals will be increased to 800 Taka per year.

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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