The Complete Guide to PTR Records

PTR Records

This is the seventh installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine PTR Records, or Pointer Records.  Find links below to the previous articles: In the sixth article I examined SRV Records In the fifth article I examined TXT Records … Read more

Prevent Domain Name Theft

Prevent Domain Name Theft

Domain Names are valuable digital properties, and from time-to-time, they are stolen or compromised.  If you’re actively using your domain name for a business or personal website and email, imagine noticing your website is down and that you can no longer send or receive emails.  After digging further, you may discover this isn’t a technical … Read more

Are Manual Test Cases Useful?

manual test cases

Recently I went through nearly all of the Manual Test Cases I wrote for our legacy application.  Hundreds of them were written 2-3 years ago, and the UI or other components had changed significantly since then.  I went through and updated these test cases, initially begrudgingly and a little irritated at having to re-do this … Read more

Adopting Katalon for UI Tests

Adopting Katalon for UI Tests

Over the last few years my .NET dev shop has experimented with several different software testing automation frameworks.  First we adoptedProtractor, then WebDriver.io and Cypress and now Katalon. You can see that all of these frameworks utilize Selenium framework, Each platform has it’s only strengths (and weaknesses).  I won’t go into the weeds on the strengths and … Read more

How to Setup Free Email Forwarding on Your Domain Names

Free Email Forwarding

As a domain investor, I’m constantly trying to find new ways to market my domain names.  As an avid listener to the Domain Name Wire Podcast, I’ve heard them mention more than once that setting up email forwarding on your domains could help you find a potential buyer for your domain.  For example, if domain … Read more

The Complete Guide to SRV Records

DNS Records

This is the sixth installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine SRV Records, or Service Records.  Find links below to the previous articles: In the fifth article I examined TXT Records In the fourth article I examined MX Records … Read more

The Complete Guide to TXT Records

txt record

This is the fifth installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine TXT Records, or Text Records.  Find links below to the previous articles: In the fourth article I examined MX Records In the third article I examined CNAME Records In the second article I … Read more

Spammers Sending Domain Expiration Notices

Domain Name Scam

Domain Expiration scam alert My domain name registrar will occasionally send me a domain expiration notice if I have a domain name that’s about to expire.  It’s important for domain name owners to be able to identify the difference between an actual domain and expiration and a domain expiration scam.  Spammers attempt to steal your … Read more

14 Things You Must Know Before You Buy a Domain Name

Must Know

Before you press “Buy Now” on that domain name, you should take some time to do a bit of research to save yourself (or your business) a lot of money and time.  In the article below, I outline 14 things you must know before you buy a domain name – only fourteen items.  If you … Read more

The Complete Guide to MX Records

MX Record to A Record

This is the fourth installment In the of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In this article I will examine Mail Exchange Records, or MX Records.  Find links below to the previous articles: In the third article I examined CNAME Record In the second article I discussed the AAAA Record In the first … Read more

The Complete Guide to CNAME Records

CNAME

This is the third installment of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In the first installment I discussed the A Record; I defined precisely what IPv4 was, went in-depth on Time To Live (TTL), and identified the three types of DNS Servers (DNS Resolver, DNS Root Serve, and Authoritative DNS … Read more

The Complete Guide to AAAA Records

AAAA RECORD

This is the second installment of a ten-part series outlining the ten most common Domain Name System (DNS) Records.  In the first installment, I defined precisely what IPv4 was, went in-depth on Time To Live (TTL), and identified the three types of DNS Servers (DNS Resolver, DNS Root Serve, and Authoritative DNS Server).  I also demonstrated … Read more

The Complete Guide to A Records

I took an in depth look at how the Domain Naming System (DNS) works in this article.  In this new series of articles I’m going to explore the 10 most common types of DNS records.  In this first installment of DNS Records, I’ll discuss Address Records (A Record).  To prep you for the discussion, I’m … Read more

Katalon Studio 6.3.0 Offers Two Nice Features

Katalon Studio 6.3.0 Features

Earlier I wrote about adopting Katalon Studio for UI Tests, and as my journey with Katalon continues, they continue to improve the desktop application.  Katalon Studio 6.3.0 features two nice enhancements when the Beta was released on July 3, 2019.  The release is presently downloadable in beta format via GitHub (click prerelease to download).  This … Read more

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