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New Website

posted Apr 1, 2012, 9:00 PM by Lukas Karlsson   [ updated Apr 1, 2012, 9:02 PM ]

We are very excited to present to you our updated website, now hosted on Google Sites!

The most important changes for Alienwebshop Domains customers are the new Storefront and Domain Manager, replacing the old register/transfer, renewal and management interfaces.

In addition, you can now follow us on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, as well as via the RSS feed for this blog.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

Domains Update

posted Apr 1, 2012, 11:08 AM by Lukas Karlsson   [ updated Apr 1, 2012, 11:41 AM ]

We are very excited to announced a number of major service updates for our domain customers, including:
  • A new Storefront allowing you to securely register, transfer and manage your domains from a single interface.
  • Free DNS, Domain Forwarding and Email Forwarding services now available with all Alienwebshop domains!
  • Additional top-level domains are now available.

Storefront

Our new Storefront provides a single, secure interface from which to register or transfer domains as well as manage all of your current Alienwebshop domains.  All Alienwebshop domains have already been migrated from the old web interface to the new system, except for second-level .name domains which are not yet supported.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

In addition, we now accept all major credit cards for domain purchase and offer the ability to set your domains to auto-renew, so they never expire on you again!

Free DNS, Domain Forwarding and Email Forwarding

We now offer free DNS, free Domain Forwarding and free Email Forwarding service with all Alienwebshop domains.  To access these features, simply login to the Domain Manager, part of the new Storefront.

New Top-level Domains

In addition to the top-level domains that we previously offered, including:

.com, .net, .org,
.biz, .info, .name, .us, 
.ca, .cc, .tv, 
.co.uk, .org.uk

we are now offering all of the following as well:

.asia, .at, .be, .bz, .ch, .cn, .de, .dk, .es, .eu, .fr, it, li, .me, .nl, .tel, .ws (prices vary)
.asn.au, .com.au, .id.au, .net.au, .org.au ($15/year, 2 years only)
.co, com.co, .net.co, .nom.co ($20/year, up to 5 years)
.in, .co.in, firm.in, .gen.in, .ind.in, .net.in, .org.in ($15/year)
.mobi ($20/year)
.com.mx ($45/year, one year only)
.ltd.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .plc.uk ($10/year, 2 years only)

Register yours today!

To the Cloud!

posted Mar 31, 2012, 10:17 AM by Lukas Karlsson

Alienwebshop is excited to announce our move to the cloud!

In April 2012, after six years in our current hosting facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we'll be migrating all services into the cloud.  This month, we'll also be discontinuing our co-location service offering, soon to be replaced by a new virtual server offering.

What does this mean for you?

You will continue to get the same great hosting service, with increased reliability and scalability.  In fact, we'll be expanding to add a suite of new services, increasing quotas and generally improving services all around.

There area a few important changes you need to be aware of:
  • Hostnames and IP addresses of our hosting servers will change.  This will not impact how people access your website, but it will impact the address you see in the URL bar when you're accessing the cPanel interface for your account.
  • If you are handling your own DNS, you will need to update the A records for your website, ftp sites and email.
  • Operating systems are changing from FreeBSD to CentOS.  This will not affect most users.
  • If you have compiled your own software, it will need to be recompiled for linux.
  • SSH host keys will change, so you will have to accept the new keys.
Our secure billing system, ClientExec, has already been migrated to one of our new cloud servers.  All services will be migrated before April 30th, 2012.

Contact us at staff@alienwebshop.com if you have any questions or concerns.


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