Archive for January, 2008

Transfering domains from to TuCows OpenSRS

I need to transfer a bunch of domains from Godaddy (aka Godamnannoying) to TuCows (aka OpenSRS), surly it can’t be that difficult? Right?

I found that there were lots of articles on how to transfer to Godaddy, but not how to get out. This is a short guide on how to transfer away from Godaddy, in this case we will be transferring to OpenSRS.

This guide is appropriate for .com, .net, .org, .name domain names.

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How I hacked my schools website – a look into the past

When I was about 16 I hacked my schools website, why? how? Let’s find out…

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So how did I get infected in the first place?

People often ask me how their system got infected in the first place, this article attempts to make you aware of where infections come from, in an attempt to help you prevent them in the future.

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FreeBSD 6.2 “/usr/ports: No such file or directory”

I recently setup a new FreeBSD 6.2 server, only to find the following:

server# cd /usr/ports
/usr/ports: No such file or directory.

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Does registering a domain for a longer term increase your search engine rankings?

Recently I come across a claim by Network Solutions stating:

Did you know? Registering a domain name for a longer term not only saves you money, but helps to increase your search engine ranking. Consider a 5-year term!

Why it works: Search engines perceive domain names registered for 5 years or longer to be more legitimate than domain names registered for a shorter term, and therefore rank them more highly.


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