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If you own or run a website, there are a few new wrinkles you should know about. In the first place, the powers that be at ICANN who run the World Wide Web’s all-important Domain Name System have instituted a new hoop for domain owners to jump through. Since January 1 of this year, all new domains, any that get transferred or have any owner or contact information changed, must have the domain owner’s email address verified – or else. The domain’s administrative contact will be sent an email from the registrar with an activation link to be clicked or ICANN will disable the domain. If the message is not replied to within 15 days, the site will not be usable at at all until fixed – not even including email. This whole procedure violates just about every safety tip SWCP has issued to users to help everyone stay safe online. So Southwest Cyberport will do all we can to track the process, make it easy, prevent shutdowns, and keep it secure. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. It can be expected that bad guys will try to take full advantage of this situation. Remember that no legitimate message will ever ask for your username or password. If you have any doubts, please call or email Tech Support. But whatever you do, please don’t ignore it. Note that this validation message will be sent only to that email address … Continue reading
I’m excited to be giving a talk at WordCamp Albuquerque 2013! It’s on Saturday Sep 14 at 1pm, called “DNS and WordPress Site Migration”. It will cover some of the ins-and-outs of DNS that make it tricky to move a web site or change a site’s name. I’ll also talk about some of the specific challenges of moving a WordPress site, with tips to make it work every time. Click here to download a PDF of the slides.
This month, the Duke City is hosting it’s very first Tech Fiesta. This is a series of get-togethers from 7-15 of September celebrating the very clever people in our fair city working to create a thriving community of technical innovators. Panels, speakers, pitch contests and other fun happenings will be featured. One event is a Coworking Crawl in which SWCP’s own coworking space, Ideas & Coffee, is included. Tech Fiesta week finishes up with the third WordCamp Albuquerque, September 13-15, an intensive weekend of meetings devoted to WordPress, the versatile and most widely-used open source blogging tool in the world. Developers and users, from newbie to pro, come together to share insights, tricks, ideas and inspiration. If you’ve ever wanted to set up your own website to share your ideas, media, or sell stuff, this is for you. Join the fun! Details are available on the websites linked above and are also listed in the September Portal. See you there.