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# 242403 26-Oct-2018 18:24
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Been having problems with Domains4less since my domains were migrated over to their new system.

 

Found out about the problems when I was moving a site to a new IP, and was not able to install the Lets Encrypt certificate.

 

What is happening is that the domains are listed in their zone files with the wrong nameservers.

 

Here is an example: https://intodns.com/senson.co.nz

 

The bug in their system meant that I was unable to migrate the site successfully, because Lets Encrypt wasn't able to get the right new DNS records.

 

Have been chasing them for days now to fix the problem. Was told it was fixed today, but doing an update to the zone file (adding a record), and the problem is back.

 

At this point I am giving up on Domains4Less. Is Metaname still the recommended NZ domain registrar?





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  # 2114615 26-Oct-2018 18:32
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I use metaname and have no issues with them, they're simple and no frills but get the job done.

 

I host all my domain's DNS on Cloudflare though, gives me the freedom to change registrars with no downtime


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  # 2114625 26-Oct-2018 19:02
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Yep I still recommend Metaname. Domains4less have been terrible every time I've used them.

 

Set up Metaname with Cloudflare DNS, also set up DNSSEC while you're at it and consider it done. You can then use the Cloudflare Origin certificates for some things and LetsEncrypt for others.

 

There is also a handy Certbot plugin for Cloudflare here: https://certbot-dns-cloudflare.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ - basically, edits the DNS records on the fly as needed for automated verification.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2114634 26-Oct-2018 19:22
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Cloudflare DNS plugin is really handy for securing internal things without having to expose any services externally for verification


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  # 2114707 26-Oct-2018 21:44
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Do Metaname do MX forwarding yet? I looked at them awhile ago and the lack of that is a dealbreaker for me.





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  # 2114748 27-Oct-2018 00:16
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Lias:

 

Do Metaname do MX forwarding yet? I looked at them awhile ago and the lack of that is a dealbreaker for me.

 

 

Are you talking about running an email service with mail forwarding? Or is there some new DNS feature I have not heard of? If so, do you have a URL?





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Do they mean MX records, so you can point the domain to a mailserver IP? DNS hosting is pretty important so do you want it to be reliable, because when it goes down, like one provider I use recently who went down for several hours, everything goes down . I have always found cloudflare pretty decent considering it is free.




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  # 2114753 27-Oct-2018 01:32
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mattwnz:

 

DNS hosting is pretty important so do you want it to be reliable, because when it goes down, like one provider I use recently who went down for several hours, everything goes down . I have always found cloudflare pretty decent considering it is free.

 

 

If you have a provider where they have a single point of failure for DNS, then you have a provider you don't want to deal with.

 

DNS is supposed to be distributed, with multiple nameservers on different networks/locations. Having ns1, ns2 etc. on the same network is doing it wrong.

 

It should not go down because one location/network goes down.

 

But I know a few places where it happens, and my first move is to move DNS far away from those providers, and also seriously consider wether to continue using their other services.

 

 





 
 
 
 


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  # 2114812 27-Oct-2018 10:13
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jarledb:

 

Lias:

 

Do Metaname do MX forwarding yet? I looked at them awhile ago and the lack of that is a dealbreaker for me.

 

 

Are you talking about running an email service with mail forwarding? Or is there some new DNS feature I have not heard of? If so, do you have a URL?

 

 

Yes, mail redirection mail hosting. At a bare minimum offering a catchall redirect, but preferably customizable redirects. Plenty of other registrars offer it.

 

 





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  # 2114813 27-Oct-2018 10:15
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Lias:

 

Yes, mail redirection mail hosting. At a bare minimum offering a catchall redirect, but preferably customizable redirects. Plenty of other registrars offer it.

 

No, Metaname don't offer this however there are tools (eg: zohomail) that can do this for free.





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  # 2114817 27-Oct-2018 10:19
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Lias:

 

Yes, mail redirection mail hosting. At a bare minimum offering a catchall redirect, but preferably customizable redirects. Plenty of other registrars offer it.

 

No, Metaname don't offer this however there are tools (eg: zohomail) that can do this for free.

 

 

Yeah I know there are numerous free and paid 3rd party places for this, but I don't want to rely on a third party tool, I want it built into the registrar (and it is for many others).

 

 





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