SAN vs. wildcard certificates – what’s the difference?
OpenSRS offers an impressive lineup of SSL certificate products. We’ve received a few queries about Subject Alternative Name (SAN) certificates and how they differ from wildcard certs. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick reference guide here. Let’s start with a basic look at both wildcard and SAN certs. What is a SAN […]
Which SSL certificate do I need?
This is by far the most common question in the minds of end-users. The most successful way to sell SSL certificates to users who are unsure is this: Assess and suggest. That’s the best approach to offering SSL certificates to your customers because it ensures that you start with an understanding of the customer’s need, and […]
New OpenSRS status site launches on July 2
We are planning to cutover to the newly updated OpenSRS Status website on Tuesday, July 2. It will be at the same URL as the current site – http://opensrsstatus.com. The new site looks and works better (especially on mobile devices), providing more descriptive updates. You can read about all the improvements and changes in this […]
Q3 domain promotions
Seasons change and so do our quarterly promotions. A bunch of our Q2 promotions wrap up at the end of June, while a couple stick around to join a pair of great new promos starting a two or three-month run. Q3 2013 Promotions .INFO, .MOBI, .TV, .CO and .ME are coming back for Q3 with […]
A new OpenSRS status site is coming soon
Within the next month or two, we’ll be re-launching OpenSRS Status with a new look and a bit of a different way of doing things. Since we launched the site in 2008, our aim with OpenSRS Status has been to provide a one-stop site offering real-time information about the status of the various systems and […]
Meet our reseller: HostingSolutions.it
We’re back with another reseller profile. This time we take a look at one of Italy’s leading hosts, Hosting Solutions. They’ve offered a range of hosting services in the Italian market since 1999. Like many OpenSRS resellers, they provide top-notch customer support combined with quality hosting, all at a fair price. It’s a solid formula […]
goMobi update coming March 21
On March 21, goMobi plans to release an update to the goMobi mobile website service. Full details on the new features and enhancements to goMobi are available in a PDF provided by goMobi. You can view that document in this article in the Release Notes area of our Help & Support Portal. Some of the […]
Help & support portal updates
With the new OpenSRS Help & Support Portal now fully up and running for a few months now, I thought it would be good to show you some of the places where we are sharing important information. Announcements Upcoming Maintenance: we’ll post things like registry maintenance announcements and planned OpenSRS maintenance here. We’ll continue to […]
Holiday hours for Family Day, Monday, February 18, 2013
Our Toronto office will be closed on Monday, February 18th, 2013, for the annual Family Day holiday here in Ontario. This is a mid-winter holiday celebrated in most Canadian Provinces. The idea is to give people a long weekend break in February, and a day off work and school to spend time doing stuff as […]
Beware of DNS services "invoices"
A company by the name of DNS Services Corporation is apparently sending out letters to domain registrants that look very much like an invoice for DNS services. They are likely scraping public WHOIS records to get the names and addresses of registrants to do this. Like the Domain Registry of America (DROA) and Domain Registry […]