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Important: New ICANN Policy Regarding Contact Data

Friday, February 28th, 2014

This notice applies to anyone who has a domain registration through LuxSci or any other domain registrar.  If you have your own domain, please read this post in its entirety, as it contains important information which failing to understand can cause your domain names to cease functioning.

ICANN, the governing authority over domain registrars has implemented a new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (a.k.a “the 2013 RAA”).

The 2013 RAA contains a new provision called the “Whois Accuracy Data Specification“, and it implements a requirement for email verification of all “unverified” contact data used in domain name registrations.


It means that you will now have to verify your email address when:

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Dangers of Private Domain Registrations and WHOIS Masking

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Any time you register a domain name, you are required to provide valid contact information for the owner of the domain.  This information is published and made publically available in the “WHOIS” database.  Anyone can look there to see who owns the domain and to contact the domain owner if necessary.

Private Domain Registration, or WHOIS Masking, or contact privacy, is a service offered by some domain registrars where they will either (a) not publish the domain owner’s contact details, or will (b) publish “masked” details — i.e. details that point to anonymous names and addresses at the registrar.

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Understanding Domain Name Service (DNS)

Friday, October 11th, 2013

DNS (Domain Name Service) is as fundamental to email and web services as address books and published street addresses and phone numbers are to other types of communications.  Without them, it is difficult to connect with new people and organizations and it is even inconvenient to communicate with your friends and family.

In this article, we cover the basic concepts involved in Domain Name Service (DNS) and domain registration, so that you can understand how they are involved in email and web hosting services.

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Help My Email is Down – Common Causes of Email Appearing Broken

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Email server down” … “My email is no longer working” … “Everything is broken, please fix it“.

These and related exclamations are very common support requests from customers who just want their email to work, but it no longer does.  Often,  the assumption is that the problem is a failure of their email server or some service outage.  While that can happen, the vast majority of the issues are much simpler…

“101” Reasons for Email Down Appearance

Well, I didn’t come up with 101 reasons, but there are many possibilities … maybe one of these is affecting your email?

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Save! Domain Registration $9.99/year at LuxSci

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

LuxSci has lowered its price for the registration of new domain names from $20.00/year to $9.99/year, in keeping with the current registration market.

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