Should You Buy a Domain from the Same Place You Host Your Site?

Buying a domain name from the same place as your hosting provider is ease of use. By buying your domain or transferring your domain to Blue Ocean Web Hosting – it means we can take care of business faster and more efficiently if you require changes to the domain setup or something goes askew.  By […]

Domain redemption, what is it and what to do ?

After about 40 days of your domain sitting in the ‘expired’ state, it will be deleted at the registry.  Once the domain is deleted at the registry, the status of the domain changes to ‘Redemption’. Once your domain has reached the Redemption phase, it can only be renewed with the Registrar in which it expired […]

Can I have ID Protection available for .AU domain names?

ID protection is not available in the .au domains namespace. auDA (.au Domain Administration) does not allow ID protection on the .au domains. Unlike other gTLD domains (.com, .net), there is less information shown on a standard whois search for .au domains.  Only the Registrant/Entity data is shown including ABN, ACN, Trademark, etc along with […]

What is DNS propagation and how long does it take to complete?

DNS propagation is the process of DNS settings (like nameservers) updating around the world.  Each user’s browser will pick up changes at different time intervals based on the ISP they are with. Generally DNS is refreshed every 2-4 hours.  A lot of hosting companies will advise that DNS propagation can take up to 48 hours.  […]

What is DNS?

Think of DNS (Domain Name System) as the phone book of the internet.  Humans read words, computers read numbers.  So when we type into our web browsers things like www.blueoceanwebhosting.com.au, we can read it but computers cannot.  To enable web browsers to load the correct page we are looking for, web browsers like Google Chrome […]

How long does it take to transfer a domain ?

Like everything, there is a wait time for the completion of a transfer of a domain name from one registrar to another. Whilst the domain is in ‘transfer’ mode, your website, emails etc will all still remain online.  An important note to remember is that once you hit the ‘transfer’ button, you will not be […]