Switching Domains – UK2


I’m not sure if I should cross my fingers, or prey. Well neither would instill any faith in me, but perhaps one of those options may provide some solace? Or would my solicitors be more appropriate? … hmmm

I’m trying to get my domain, yes MY DOMAIN, registered, or more to the point de-registered from UK2.net.

I must say this company is a piece of work and incredibly difficult to deal with, to the point that I imagine most people would give up, rest assured that ain’t an option in my case!

UK2.net, the internet answer to budget airlines (or so they’d like you to believe) register domains through Tucows, yet provide the user who signs up through UK2, ZERO option for renewing their domain registration without buying domain space. Fascist? – definitely.

The process to “move out” your registered domain is convoluted to say the least, and as I am mid-way through that, we have yet to see if it is actually possible.

Apparently you stumble across a form (the second page was mentioned) that you are supposed to sign and fax (see above) as proof of your desire to switch to an alternative registration company, who do not enforce you to buy domain space, yeah really, can you believe that?

I mean fax, FAX in 2006, amazed?

So the state of play is that I have faxed this form (the second page is not a form at all) off to the number that “will be shown”, of course never was, I had to e-mail for that, (was busy for three hours) they provided another through e-mail, and I got my fax confirmed as sent, evidence!

So now I wait to see if this will happen, all eyes on you then UK2.

Infinite Responder

One headache has been removed and I’m delighted to have completed the install of Infinite Responder.

I blogged previously about the concept of an auto-responder and also covered some of the many benefits these things bring to an online business.

The issue was that one of my free courses, by e-mail, was effectively out of order for a while (long enough to notice serious changes in purchases) due to the non-payment of a subscription (I forgot, well I was also was very un-happy with the service).

Initially I felt I’d solve this issue by tracking down the software that was used by the company I had paid a subscription to, which was hotresponders, which then became clickformoreinfo, and has probably morphed into something else now. These were company names though and the actual script is called easyresponder and available through http://www.perlcoders.com/ as a free download if you are a member.

So I was willing to pay a couple hundred bucks for this script, which I did finally get hold of to evaluate [cough], yet as this was written in perl I was somewhat lost with trouble shooting and error detection. To many errors and I needed a quicker solution.

In my searching I discovered an excellent php solution which runs off a MySQL database, very easy to install and within an hour I had loaded 10 e-mails and set time intervals for these to arrive over a period of 21 days.


The listed features are:

• GPL licensed!

• Subscription confirmation

• Easy web-based subscription

• Unlimited messages

• Individual message send times

• Full admin control panel

• Unlimited responders

• User list importer

• HTML and Text email support

• Configurable inactivity timeouts

• Database email search

• Input security features

• Remote subscription wrapper

• Complete unsubscribe handler


Sorted.

If you need a FREE flawless system check out Aaron Colman’s Infinite Responder! http://www.ibasics.biz

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Highly recommended

Press Release?

I was looking through a few logs and found a referral coming from a forum site I had not seen previously.

Checking it out revealed one of my sites,  a free press release service, had gotten an include in a list of free press release submission sites, this is great news. Mind you stands to reason as I have top keywords for that site. Read more at forums.digitalpoint.com…