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Reverse DNS Protection for your email

Reverse DNSWhat is Reverse DNS?

Internet Service Providers use the Domain Name System to determine the IP address associated with a domain name; also called Forward DNS. Reverse DNS lookup is the inverse process, the resolution of an IP address to its designated domain name. In a shared IP environment like most hosting accounts, that IP address resolves to sometimes several hundred domains. We make sure it only resolves to one, yours.

How this affects you

If someone sharing your IP address gets blacklisted for sending out unsolicited emails your domain will be among the many on that IP. address that also get blacklisted. Your email will bounce back from people who you regularly email because of it. The process for un-listing an IP address can take days.

Dedicated I.P. Address

Assigned automatically for our Standard and above hosting accounts can be programmed to use reverse dns so that email sent from your domain is seperated from other email being sent from that server.

Benefits of Reverse DNS

You will not be blacklisted unless it is your domain that is sending the unsolicited emails.

Reverse DNS is available on all Standard Hosting Plans and above.

Password Security Tips

website-security-backgroundWith more and more of our personal data being stored on our computers, giving thoughtful consideration to a password strategy can go a long way in preventing data from being compromised. The following tips are presented as a guide to assist you in password selection.

Password Do’s

  • At least eight characters long
  • A combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, punctuation and other symbols
  • Quick to type, in case anyone is peering over your shoulder

Password Dont’s

  • Your first name, last name, or login name, in any form
  • Consecutive or repetitive numbers or letters
  • Adjacent keyboard letters such as qwerty or asdfghjk
  • Common and obvious letter-number replacements (e.g. replace the letter O with number 0)
  • Easily guessed personal information such as names and dates of yourself, family members, pets and close acquaintances
  • Easily obtained information, such as:
    • address
    • license plate numbers
    • telephone numbers
    • credit card or ATM numbers
    • Social Security or Social Insurance numbers
    • email addresses
  • Dictionary words, in any language, forward and backward
  • Popular book titles, movie titles, or phrases
  • Short passwords

Additional Tips

  • Never share your password with anyone. Protect all passwords as you would protect your bank PIN.
  • Never store passwords unencrypted on your computer. Password management software is great for managing many passwords, but take great care to protect access to your password database with a strong password, access card or USB key! (Or better, a combination of these).
  • Never type your password when anyone is standing nearby.
  • Beware of phishing scams.
  • Change your password frequently.
  • Never use the same password in many places, especially online!
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