April 18, 2014

About .tv Domain Names

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You’ve probably come across the .TV domain extension while searching the Web for video and other multi-media content. But this top-level domain is more than just a rich-media-friendly extension; it is traditionally affiliated with the tiny and remote Pacific island nation of Tuvalu. Read on for a primer on this very special TLD, which you can, of course, register from Go Daddy. The .tv country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that provides a highly memorable Internet address and represents the country of Tuvalu. However, .tv is not exclusively available for residents of Tuvalu — in fact anyone can register a .tv name. For obvious reasons, this extension is closely tied to dynamic video content, making these domain names uniquely suited to Web sites associated with rich media.

If you’re interested in registering a .tv domain from Go Daddy, this is how you do it:

Go to the Go Daddy home page and enter the desired domain name in the domain search field.

Select .tv from the drop-down list.

Click Go, and then proceed through the screens to Checkout and complete the purchase.

.tv domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

Registering .ws Domain Names

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There are quite a few commonly available domain extensions out there, and one of the more recent ones is .WS, which stands for — you guessed it — “Web site.” Originally, of course, dotWS was (and is) the country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) for the Pacific island nation of Western Samoa — now simply known as “Samoa.” As such, dotWS domains are particularly useful for individuals and companies that reside or do business in Samoa or adjacent parts of the South Pacific Ocean. However, as anyone can register a .ws name, it’s also an obvious choice for registrants who are looking for a domain name that’s catchy and stands out a bit from the ubiquitous .com names on the Web.

dotWS domain names can contain 3-63 characters, including letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters, such as & and #.

 Here’s how to register your very own .ws domain name:

Go to the Go Daddy Web site; then enter the domain you want to register in the Domain Search Field.

Select .ws from the list of available extensions.

Click Go, and then complete your purchase.

Downloading and Installing a Premium WordPress Template for Your Go Daddy WordPress Hosting Account

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One of the great benefits of Go Daddy’s WordPress hosting program is that the company has teamed up with Template Monster to offer its hosting customers premium WordPress templates at a pretty decent price.

Here’s how to get your hands on such a template:

  •      Purchase the template promocode from Go Daddy Hosting Connections.
  •     Select a template and receive it using your promocode.
  •     Download the ZIP file containing your template from the email Template Monster sends you.

After you download your Premium WordPress Template, you need to upload it to your hosting account, and unarchive it. To do so:

Go the Go Daddy Web site and log in to your Account Manager.

In the My Products section, click Web Hosting.

Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch.

From the Content menu, select FTP File Manager.

Click the directories to navigate to your WordPress site installation, click wp-content, and then click themes.

Click Upload.

Click Browse, select the ZIP file you received containing your template, and then click Upload.

Click Close.

Select the ZIP file you just uploaded, click Unarchive, and then click OK.

Next, activate the template:

Log in to your WordPress control panel.

From the Appearance menu, select Themes.

In the Available Themes section, under the template your Premium WordPress Template, click Activate.

Your new theme is displayed as soon as you visit your site.

Enabling Calendar for Your Email Account Through the Email Control Center

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When you set up your Go Daddy email account, you can enable the Calendar feature and assign an email address to your Calendar account through your account’s Email Control Center. Associating your Calendar account with your Email allows you to access one from the other.

 Here’s how to enable your Calendar and assign it to an email account.

Go to the Go Daddy Web site and log in to your Account Manager.

In the My Products section, click Email.

In the Email Account list, click Manage Account for the account you want to use.

In the Email Plans list, locate the plan that contains the email address that you want to link with Calendar.

In the Email Addresses list, click the email address.

Go to the Related Products tab, and then select the Calendar plan you want to use.

Click OK.

If you do not have a Calendar plan, you can purchase one by going to the Related Products tab and following the link to the Go Daddy site.

Activation instructions for the Calendar are sent to the email address selected. You, (or if the email address is not your own, the email address user) must then follow the instructions in the email message to activate the Calendar account and complete the setup process. Until the account is activated, the Email Control Center displays an icon in the Attributes column for the email address indicating the Calendar is pending setup.

Managing Spam Settings in Your Go Daddy Email Control Center

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Spam is certainly one of the scourges of email communication. Fortunately, it’s usually not that difficult to spot such junk when it hits your mailbox — and in most cases an advanced spam filter will intercept most of this garbage and treat as, well, garbage, so that it never reaches your inbox. However, junk mail occasionally circumvents even the toughest spam filters.  If you have a Go Daddy email account, you can use the Email Control Center to manage your spam settings. Here’s how to do it:

  • Log in to your Go Daddy Account Manager.
  • In the My Products section, click Email.
  • In the Email Account list, click Manage Account next to the account you want to change. The Email Control Center opens.
  • In the Actions section, click Edit Email Address. The Edit Mailbox window opens.
  • Go to the Advanced tab.

    Recommended: To enable spam filtering, select Enable spam filtering for this account. If you don’t select this option, all email messages will deliver to your Inbox, including potential spam.

  •     From the Behavior menu, select one of the following:
  •         Recommended: Deliver to Bulk Mail Folder — Suspected spam delivers to your Bulk Mail folder. You can review it at your convenience.
  •         Mark Subject With [SPAM] — Suspected spam delivers to your Inbox with [SPAM] in the subject line.
  •         Restricted Mode — All mail delivers to your Bulk Mail folder, unless the sender is on your Allowed List.
  •     Click OK.

Managing RSS Feeds in Your Go Daddy Quick Shopping Cart Account

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Go Daddy’s Quick Shopping Cart Internet storefront building tool lets you publish RSS feeds that showcase your products. Quick Shopping Cart creates some Automatic Product Feeds, and you can create Custom Feeds featuring products you choose.

Managing Automatic Product Feeds

Quick Shopping Cart automatically creates RSS feeds featuring products in each category you set up, including your Featured Products and Sale Products. Quick Shopping Cart also automatically creates a feed featuring all your products.

You must publish your storefront each time you activate or de-activate Automatic Product Feeds.

 To manage your automatic product feeds:

Go to the Go Daddy Web site and log in to your Quick Shopping Cart account.

From the Manage menu, go to the Catalog section, and then select Automatic RSS Feeds.

Check the feeds you want and then click Activate or Deactivate. Once you deactivate a feed, customers cannot see it.

Publish your storefront to display the changes you made.

Note that you cannot edit, copy or delete your automatic product feeds.

Managing Custom Product Feeds

Quick Shopping Cart also lets you create RSS feeds featuring products you choose.

Managing RSS Feeds in Your Go Daddy Quick Shopping Cart Account

Log in to your account and go to the Manage menu.

Open the Catalog section, and then select Custom RSS Feeds.

Click the orange RSS Feed icon or the Add a Feed hyperlink.

Enter a name in Name of Feed.

Click Add Products. You can search for products by their title or SKU. Select the products you want and click Add.

Click Save. You custom feed is displayed in the Feeds grid.

Under Actions, you can Add Products or Delete in bulk, or Edit, Copy or Delete Custom Feeds.

Publish your storefront to take the feed live.

Managing Your Domain Names With Off-Site DNS

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If you registered your domain name with another registrar than Go Daddy, you can still manage its zone file records with via your Go Daddy account by using Off-site DNS. In your Go Daddy account’s DNS Manager, you can add or cancel Off-site DNS for a domain name. Then, you can manage its zone file records in the Zone File Editor.

Here’s how to add off-site DNS for a domain name:

 Adding Off-site DNS for a Domain Name

To manage the DNS for an off-site domain name, you must add it to the DNS Dashboard, and then change your name servers at your current registrar:

Go to the Go Daddy Web site and log in to your Account Manager.

In the left sidebar, click My Account.

In the Domain Related section, click Off-site DNS Management. The DNS Dashboard opens.

From the Off-site menu, select Add Off-site. The Add Off-site DNS window is displayed.

In the Domain name field, enter the domain name you want to manage with Off-site DNS.

(Optional) If you plan to transfer the domain name’s registration to Go Daddy and you want to transfer its existing DNS records as well, select The domain will be transferred … . Go Daddy applies the zone file to the domain name upon transfer. Otherwise, de-select this option.

Click OK. The domain name is displayed in your Domain list with (Off-site) next to it.

If your domain name does not show up, click to refresh the list.

Contact your current registrar to update your name servers to the following:

Standard DNS

mns01.domaincontrol.com

mns02.domaincontrol.com

Premium DNS

You can find your domain name’s Premium DNS name servers in the Zone File Editor. To access the Zone File Editor from the Premium DNS Dashboard, click Edit Zone for the domain name you want to view, and then go to the NS (Name server) section. Your name servers will be in these ranges:

[pdns01-pdns13].domaincontrol.com

[pdns02-pdns14].domaincontrol.com

NOTE: Name servers use consecutive odd and even pairs, so PDNS01.DOMAINCONTROL.COM works with PDNS02.DOMAINCONTROL.COM, whereas PDNS12.DOMAINCONTROL.COM would not work with PDNS13.DOMAINCONTROL.COM.

Accessing the Zone File Editor for a Domain Name with Off-site DNS

Once you add Off-site DNS for a domain name, you can add, edit, or delete its zone file records in the Zone File Editor. To access the Zone File Editor for a domain name with Off-site DNS:

Log in to your Account Manager.

In the left sidebar, click My Account.

In the Domain Related section, click Off-site DNS Management. The DNS Dashboard opens.

For the domain name you want to work with, click Edit Zone. The Zone File Editor opens.

Canceling Off-site DNS for a Domain Name

In the DNS Dashboard, you can cancel Off-site DNS for a domain name:

Log in to your Account Manager.

In the left sidebar, click My Account.

In the Domain Related section, click Off-site DNS Management. The DNS Dashboard opens.

Select the domain name you want to cancel the Off-site DNS for.

From the Off-site menu, select Cancel Off-site. The Confirm window opens.

Select Are you sure … , and then click OK.

Click OK.

What Does it Mean to Revoke an SSL Certificate?

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 If your Web site is protected with an SSL certificate from Go Daddy, one of your certificate management options is to revoke the certificate, if — for some reason — you think it’s necessary to do so. But what does it actually mean to revoke a certificate? Revoking is the process of canceling an SSL certificate. When you revoke your certificate, the SSL credit is canceled and the HTTPS prefix is immediately removed from the Web site the certificate was securing. A revoked certificate cannot be re-keyed or renewed, and the process cannot be undone. Revoking your certificate thus is final. If you need HTTPS for the Web site, you must repurchase and submit a new request.

These are the main reasons why you might consider revoking your certificate:

  •      The certificate contains the wrong common name.
  •     The certificate contains incorrect information.
  •     The secured site is no longer operational.

If your Web site moved to a new server, or if your server crashed and you need to reinstall, you should re-key your certificate rather than revoking. Go Daddy allows you to re-key your certificate at no cost.

If you’re switching certificate types, for example from a Standard to a Premium SSL, you can install the new certificate over the existing — you do not need to revoke the old certificate.

Here’s how to revoke a Go Daddy-issued SSL certificate:

Go to the Go Daddy Web site and log in to your Account Manager.

From My Products, select SSL Certificates.

Click Manage Certificate for the certificate you want to revoke.

In the Filters list, click Certificates.

Click the common name of the certificate you want to revoke.

Click Revoke.

Select a reason from the Revocation Reason menu.

Click Revoke.

What do the Various Go Daddy SSL Statuses Mean?

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Your SSL Status represents the status of any Standard Single Domain SSL certificate that you have purchased Go Daddy. The status is displayed in the Account Summary section of your Hosting Control Center.

 To check your status:

Go to the Go Daddy Web site and log in to your Account Manager.

Locate the My Products section, and then click Web Hosting.

Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch. This step opens the Account Summary section of the Hosting Control Center where your SSL Status is displayed.

Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Launch. This step opens the Account Summary section                     of the Hosting Control Center where your SSL Status is displayed.

But what does the status actually mean? Here’s an overview of the various statuses you may encounter:

Credit Available
This status is an active link that is displayed when you have purchased a Standard Single Domain SSL certificate from Go Daddy, but have yet to apply it to your hosting account. Clicking this link directs you to the Activate SSL page in the Hosting Control Center where you can activate your SSL certificate.

 

Purchase SSL Certificate
This status is an active link that is displayed when you do not have any Standard Single Domain SSL certificate credits. Clicking this link directs you to the Secure Certificates page in your account where you can purchase a Standard Single Domain SSL certificate to apply to your hosting account.

 

Active
This status is an active link that is displayed when you have successfully applied a Standard Single Domain SSL certificate to a domain within this Hosting account. Clicking this link directs you to the Secure Certificates page in your account where you can log in to your Secure Certificate Services account.

Install in Progress
This status is displayed when you have activated a Standard Single Domain SSL certificate and the system is installing the certificate to your hosting account.

Removal Pending
This status is displayed when you have requested the removal of an SSL Certificate from your hosting account, and the system is processing the removal request.

Install Failed
This status is displayed when your request to install a Standard Single Domain SSL certificate to a domain in your hosting account failed. If you receive this status, contact Go Daddy’s Customer Support.

Troubleshooting for Go Daddy Email Setup on Your iPhone

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If you have a Go Daddy email account, you should be able to set it up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod in a few easy steps. If, however, setup fails or proves difficult, you can follow the steps below to troubleshoot the issue.

Step 1: Connect to MobileMail

The first thing to do is to ensure that you actually have a functional account. To do so, fire up your mobile device, point your mobile browser to http://mobilemail.secureserver.net, and log in.

If you can’t log in, double-check that your email account is set up and you have the correct email address and password. You might need to contact the system administrator who set up your account.

 Step 2: Double-Check Your Settings

On your Apple device, double-check that you’re using the correct incoming and outgoing servers (host names), email address, and password to connect to your email account.

Your server names might also be different than Go Daddy’s default setup, depending on which type of email plan you have and where you purchased it.

 Step 3: Try Different SMTP Ports

Typically, the SMTP ports that the iPhone and iPad are using work just fine. By default, your device uses SSL and port 465 for SMTP. If you can receive email but can’t send it on your device, double-check that you’re using SSL and port 465. Sometimes ISPs or network providers block specific ports for security reasons. If the default settings don’t work, you can try some alternate ports.

To Change Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch SMTP Port Settings

Go to Settings.

On the Settings screen, tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

Tap the email account you want to change.

Tap SMTP and the SMTP server you want to modify.

If you have Use SSL turned on, use port 465. Otherwise turn Use SSL off, and try these other ports for SMTP: 80, 3535, or 25.

Go to Mail, and check to see if you can send email. If not, repeat steps 1-5 and try a different port.

Step 4: Contact Customer Support

If you still can’t get your email account to work on your device, you should go ahead and contact Go Daddy’s customer support, which can probably help resolve the problems with your email setup.