So dreaded; still, so desired – if only to be done with it. Seven months after its due date, the long-awaited moment of the migration from the old User Area to the New Client Area was finally here. Would the new interface meet with my expectations?
A year ago, I learned the hard way that the Automatic renewal feature and the Automatic payment go hand in hand. Having configured both properly since, I could now check how Gandi handles the renewal of my domain name.
I wanted to add a picture for my user (in the “About the user” section of Users > Your Profile) but was confronted with this: you can change your profile picture on Gravatar. What?
Your domain name matters, right? Therefore, to make sure it remains yours, you chose a reliable, reputable registrar. You also applied all the domain security practices you could think of. You even opted for an auto-renewal service not to worry about renewal notifications. Yet, a little oversight can cost you your domain name…
Your domain name is a valuable asset. The good news is that there are many measures to make sure it remains yours, the first one being: DO NOT LET IT EXPIRE! Auto-renewal is a great safeguard for that matter unless...
I have already addressed the pros and cons of keeping domain name registration and web hosting separate. Why bringing the issue back? What did prompt me to write this post?
Pointing your domain name to your web hosting is a straightforward procedure. However, imagine you want to keep your e-mail with your registrar. This apparent simple configuration brings an all-new level of complexity. Is there any way to resolve such a configuration?
The registration process on itself is straightforward. Using Gandi.net as my registrar, I didn’t encounter any troubles whatsoever. Anyway, here is how it went – plus some little extras.
Finding the perfect domain name registrar for your needs is no easy task. Nothing daunted, I sort through hundreds of companies. This is not a review about gandi.net, but an explanation for my choice.
What are the criteria to consider when choosing a registrar? What tell registrars apart? Because your domain name is so important, you don’t want to treat this selection process lightly.