How To Set up LuckyRegister Domain Backorders

If a name you want is already registered, you can still own it! Secure your chance to snap up a domain* the instant it becomes available.

If you want to capture a domain name that someone else currently has registered, you can place a backorder. Domain Backorders attempts to register the domain name if it becomes available. Or, if the domain name is listed for auction, Domain Backorders gives you instructions on how to participate.

When you purchase a backorder, you can set it as public or private. Private backorders protect your personal information by not listing it in the Whois database.

If the backorder is not successful, you can reassign it to another domain name or request a refund from our support team.

For more information about the backorder process, see What are Domain Backorders?

NOTE: Certain country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs), such as .us, have residency requirements. If you want to backorder a ccTLD, see About ccTLDs (Country-Code Domain Names) to find the Help article with its residency requirements.

To Set up Domain Backorders

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. From the Buy/Sell menu, select Backorders and Monitoring.
  4. Click Add Backorders. The Backorder Domains window displays.
  5. For Backorder type, select one of the following:
    • Public — Lists your personal contact information in the Whois database.
    • Private — Publishes proxy contact information in the Whois database. For more information, seeDomains By Proxy FAQ
  6. Select I have read and agree to … , and then click Next.
  7. Enter the domain names you want to backorder (one per line), and then click Next.
  8. Complete the following, and then click Next:
    • Email address 1 — Enter the email address you want us to send status-change notifications to.
    • (Optional) Email address 2 — Enter the secondary email address you want us to send status-change notifications to.
  9. If necessary, edit your contact information, and then click Next.
  10. From the Number of credits to use list, select the number of credits you want to apply, and then clickNext.

    NOTE: The credits in the list are the number you have available for the transaction. If you do not have enough credits, we take you to the shopping cart to complete the purchase.

  11. If you selected Private as the backorder type, for Select your Domains By Proxy® account, do one of the following:
    • If you already have an account with Domains By Proxy (DBP) that you want to use, select it from the list.
    • Create New — Select this option if you do not have an existing DBP account. DBP creates a new account for you, and then emails you the user name, password, and a link to the DBP website.Please retain this information for future reference!
    • Other Existing DBP Account — If you have an existing DBP account that you want to use but it does not display in the list, select this option, and then enter your login information in the User Name and Password fields.
  12. If you selected Private as the backorder type, select I have read the Domain Name Proxy Agreement … , and then click Next.
  13. If you need to purchase backorder credits or DBP Private Domain Registration, continue through the checkout process.

Your backordered domain name displays on the Backorders and Monitoring page of the Domain Manager.

LuckyRegister Domain Backorders

Domain Backorders is a service that helps you attempt to acquire a domain name when it becomes available for registration. It includes a Domain Monitoring membership and one year of domain name registration.

Placing a backorder does not guarantee that you will acquire the domain name. The current registrant might renew the domain name, or we might be unsuccessful in our attempt to register it for you.

This process is in place to provide each of our customers an equal opportunity to acquire domain names.

The Backorder Process

  1. You backorder a domain name — You can attempt to purchase a backorder for a domain name before it expires. Only one customer may place a backorder on a domain name. For instructions on placing a backorder, see Setting up Domain Backorders.
  2. You monitor the domain name — With your free Domain Monitoring membership, you can monitor your backordered domain name and receive email notifications within 24 hours of any changes in registrar, status, expiration date, or nameservers.
  3. We attempt to capture the domain name — We attempt to register the domain name before the release time, and we continue to make attempts until we or another registrar captures it.
    • If we capture the domain name — We award the domain name to you. We process a change of registrant and move the domain name into your account within 45 days. Your domain name is registered with us for one year from the time it enters your account.
    • If we don’t capture the domain name — We email you that the backorder was unsuccessful. You can request a refund from our support department or apply your backorder credit to another domain name. There is no time limit for backorder reassignment, and the product does not expire. See Changing a Backorder to a Different Domain Name.

If you registered domains somewhere else and hosted with us

If you registered domains somewhere else, but you’re hosting your website with us, you can connect your domain name to your website by pointing your domain name to your website’s IP address.

Hosted with LuckyRegister
Hosted with LuckyRegister

This will not change your domain name’s email service to LuckyRegister . If you plan on using LuckyRegister for your email, we recommend using your website’s nameservers instead of its IP address.

How you find your website’s IP address depends on which product you’re using for your website:

Service Where to find your nameservers…
Website Builder v7 Find your IP address
Website Builder v6 Viewing Your Website Builder Account’s IP Address
cPanel shared hosting Find IP address of your website
Plesk shared hosting Find IP address of your website
Web & Classic Hosting Find IP address of your website
Managed WordPress Find your website’s IP address (DNS)
Quick Content Quick Content does not support using IP addresses; instead use its nameservers

Changing the IP address for .COM and .NET domains can take 4-8 hours to display on the internet. All other types of domains can take up to 48 hours.

Next step

  • Contact your domain name’s registrar to update your domain name’s primary (@) A record/IP address

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How To Use Webpagetest.org to Determine Site Slowness

To test your website’s speed, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s not just your local internet that’s causing the issue. By using website speed tests, you can verify other connections are having similar issues.

If you’re using WordPress®, you can try Troubleshooting Common Issues in WordPress. W3 Total Cache is a performance optimization framework for WordPress, that is designed to work in any type of site or web hosting account.

You can also use free third-party tools to troubleshoot the cause of your site’s slowness and to make a plan for your next moves.

To Use Webpagetest.org to Determine Site Slowness

  1. Go to Webpagetest.org.
  2. Enter your website’s URL.
  3. Pick a test location near your server (North American customers, pick a server in North America. European customers, pick a server in Europe. Asian customers, pick a server in Asia).
  4. Select your browser type from the list.
  5. Click Start Test.

Things to look for:

  • If you see First Byte is slow (longer than 1 second), it indicates slowness at the server itself. This could be because of your site’s program code or plugins.
  • If you see a high number of Requests (more than 100), then your site requires the browser to make a lot of connections to display your site’s content. Try to display less content from third-party sites, combine JavaScript and CSS files, use CSS sprites, and enable caching headers to make the browser do less work.
  • If you see a high number of Bytes in (more than 1,000 KB), then your site requires the browser to download a lot of files before it can display your site’s content.
  • If you see an F for Compress Text, you should try Enabling mod_deflate with Your Hosting Account.

You should repeat the test several times over the course of 10 – 15 minutes to get a more accurate representation of your site.

Why Do You Need To Register Domain Names?

Registering a domain name builds your credibility on the Internet. Use domain names to support your business and assist in creating a dynamic online presence. Your domain name establishes your online identity and increases branding, marketing and communication opportunities. Register multiple domain names to:

  • Keep your competition from registering a domain name that draws customers away from you.
  • Promote the products and services you offer.
  • Drive more traffic to your website.
  • Enjoy more opportunities to market to — and be listed on — search engines.
  • Create distinct advertising strategies to reach different target markets.
  • Provide customers more ways to find you on the Internet.
  • Capture common misspellings of your domain name, instead of sending visitors to an error page.
  • Protect your brand and online identity from unsavory parties.

To get started, check to see if the domain name you want is available. If available, register the domain name for a period of time you specify during the checkout process.

You Can Connect your Express Email Marketing to Your Social Media Profiles

With Express Email Marketing, you’re a master of communication. Design and send an eye-catching email. Post your latest sale on Facebook. Send a tweet about a new product. Reach out to new and current customers, no matter where they are.

Express Email Marketing® lets you review and update your Facebook®, Twitter®, MySpace®, and LinkedIn® profiles all at once. Just log in to your Express Email Marketing account and enter your status update. Express Email Marketing then posts the update to whichever social media profiles you select.

Before you can post updates from Express Email Marketing, you need to connect it to your social media profiles.

Facebook offers more detailed connection options with Express Email Marketing.

To Connect your Express Email Marketing to Your Social Media Profiles

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Express Email Marketing.
  3. Next to the account you want to use, click Manage.
  4. Under the Home tab, click Settings.
  5. Click the Social tab.
  6. Click Connect Now for the profile you want to connect.
  7. Click OK to provide your permission, enter your login credentials, and then click Continue.

To remove Express Email Marketing from a social media profile, click Remove this Connection.

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LuckyRegister Certified Domains

Let website visitors know you’re the real deal.

Thanks to phishing, pharming, and a long list of other scams, Web visitors grow more wary by the day. But there is something you can do to reassure them you’re one of the good guys: Put a Certified Domain validation seal on your website.

A Certified Domain lets people know that we have formally certified the domain’s registration. Read on for answers to your questions about getting started with domain certification.

A Certified Domain provides visible evidence (in the form of the Domain Origination Certified seal) that a domain has been validated and its registrant’s credentials have been verified. For this reason a Certified Domain is useful to owners of business websites and other sites that offer transactions and other activities of a sensitive nature. All site owners, however, can improve their site’s legitimacy and trustworthiness by displaying the Domain Origination Certified seal.

How can I add Certified Domain to my domain?

You can add domain certification to your domain in one of 3 ways:

  1. Certified Domain can be purchased directly through our main menu. When you purchase this service directly, you are asked for the domain name (whether already registered or a new registration) for which the certification will be requested. When you complete the purchase, we automatically issue a request for validation of the domain and the certification process is on its way.
  2. From the Domain Manager, you can upgrade an existing domain to include domain certification.
  3. You can apply a previously-purchased domain certification credit to a domain that you currently have registered with us. To use a previously-purchased domain certification credit and request a certificate:
    1. Log in to your Account Manager.
    2. Click Certified Domains.
    3. Click Setup Account next to the New Account you want to use.
    4. In the Domain field, enter the domain name you want to certify.
    5. Click OK twice to complete the request.

Regardless of the method used to request domain certification, the verification process starts immediately. For the next step in the certification process, see What is the Certified Domain authorization and validation process?.

NOTE:Certified Domains are currently unavailable for .au domain names.

Can I apply Certified Domain to ANY domain?

Anyone who has a domain registered with us can apply for a Certified Domain and the domain being certified must be registered through us. To successfully process the application and issue the seal, however, we must be able to verify that you do indeed control the domain in question. We also must be able to verify your contact information through our telephone verification process.

NOTE: The automated message that is part of the telephone verification step is provided in English only. The requester, therefore, must be able to understand the message to perform the necessary actions.

NOTE:Certified Domains are currently unavailable for .au domain names.

What duration is a Certified Domain?

Currently, we offer Certified Domain validation for domains registered with LuckyRegister – Cheap Domain Registration, Domain Hosting Services – for one-, two-, three-, four-, five-, or ten-year durations.

NOTE: Once the certificate has been issued to your domain, certification will lapse when the associated domain expires or if the certification is not renewed on its expiration date, whichever occurs first.

How do my customers know that my domain is certified?

When domains pass our validation process, we add a Domain Origination Certified seal to the domain’s Whois listing. You can also add the seal to the website for the certified domain, showing website visitors that the domain passed LuckyRegister – Cheap Domain Registration, Domain Hosting Services -‘s validation process.

NOTE:Certified Domains are currently unavailable for .au domain names.

What’s the difference between Certified Domain and an SSL Certificate?

An SSL certificate enables a secure, encrypted connection between a visitor’s Web browser and a website’s server and keeps transactions safe from tampering and interception. A Certified Domain shows website visitors that the registration and control of the website’s domain name were validated. A Certified Domain does not establish a secure connection and it does not provide credit card transaction processing. Both SSL certificates and Certified Domains include verification of the requester’s contact information and domain registration control.

What are the Certified Domain system requirements?

There aren’t many system requirements for requesting a Domain Origination Certified seal, but there are a few.

LuckyRegister – About Migrating Databases

If you have a Shared Web Hosting account with one or more databases, you may receive an email indicating the server hosting the database has or will change. The change is a necessary part of our continuing effort to improve product quality. Once all of your databases are upgraded, not only will your account be hosted on the most advanced servers available for your type of account, you will be able to take advantage of new product features.

LuckyRegsiter Migrating Databases
LuckyRegsiter Migrating Databases

The email will contain information needed to ensure that your site’s applications continue to be able to connect to the database after it moves.

The information in this article contains best practices for configuring your database applications. So the information applies even if you have not received an email indicating your database is moving. Following these practices will help ensure any future upgrades are as seamless as possible.

When your site’s applications connect to the database they must provide credentials and identifying information for the database. The usual practice is to format this information into a database connection string.

The credentials are the username and password you selected when creating the database. The identifying information consists of the database name you selected and an address for the database server that hosts thedatabase. Typically the database server address is the value of a CNAME, or canonical name record that resolves to the IP address of the database server. A database name contains letters and possibly numbers. For example the server name will be similar to mysql123456.secureserver.net orHostedDB1.db.1234567.hostedresource.com.

Whereas the IP address of the database server contains only numbers and will be similar to 10.10.20.30.

To ensure the move is as seamless as possible, it is critical that your application code uses the name of thedatabase server to connect to the database. If the IP address of the server is used, the application will fail to connect to the database after it has moved.

If your application uses the IP address, modify the database connection string to contain the database server name. If you received an email indicating the database server name is changing, the database server name is included in the email. This update must be completed within the time frame indicated in the email to avoid loss ofdatabase connectivity on your site.

If you did not receive an email about the database server name changing, you can find the database server name for all of your databases in the Hosting Control Panel and database administration tools.

The method for determining the value your site’s application uses to address the database server depends on the application. If you have the source code for the application you can examine it to locate where it obtains the address and verify it uses the server name. If you don’t have the source code for the application you can review the documentation or contact the vendor to determine where the address is stored and verify the server name is used.

If your database was set up with a DSN and your applications use the DSN, the DSN already contains the correct server name. No action is required on your part to update site code that uses DSNs.

If your database is an Access database, no action is required on your part to update site code that uses an Accessdatabase.

If you have installed applications from Value Applications then, the application already uses the server name to connect to the database. If you received an email indicating the server name changed or would like to verify the connection string contains the correct server name, the location of the connection strings for the Value Applications applications are described in What are the connection strings for my application’s database?.

How to export the entire database, or selected tables of a database, to a file?

For your information: How to back up and Restore MySQL or MSSQL Databases with our Web Classic Hosting.

To Export the Complete Database

  1. Access your database via PHPMyAdmin (Web & Classic / cPanel / Plesk).
  2. On the phpMyAdmin page, click Export under MySQL.
  3. In the Export field on the left side of the View Dump pane, select the database you would like to export.
  4. Select your options in the SQL options pane. Click the Save as file checkbox and name the file.
  5. When you are satisfied with your options, click the Go button. You are prompted to download the file.

    NOTE: Our domain hosting accounts do not support compression.

Your database has been exported.

To Export Selected Tables Within a Database

  1. Access your database via PHPMyAdmin. For more information, see Log in to phpMyAdmin.
  2. Click on the Databases icon under MySQL.
  3. Click the database name you want to export tables from.
  4. Click the Export tab.
  5. In the Export field on the left side of the View Dump pane, select the tables you would like to export. Use the CTRL-key to select multiple tables.
  6. Select your options in the SQL options pane. Click the Save as file checkbox and name the file.
  7. When you are satisfied with your options, click the Go button. You are prompted to download the file.

    NOTE: Our hosting accounts do not support compression.

 

How to back up and Restore MySQL or MSSQL Databases with our Web & Classic Hosting

If your hosting account has any databases, back them up first. This puts copies of your databases in a directory called _db_backups so you can download them later.

You can back up and restore databases as often as you’d like, however, you can only initiate a restore after any previous backup or restore request has completed.

If you are trying to import third-party MySQL files, see Restore MySQL database from another host.

Backing up a MySQL or MSSQL Database

You can back up MySQL and MSSQL databases from the Database section of the Hosting Control Panel.

This creates and stores your backups in a folder on your hosting account, _db_backups.

NOTE:If you encounter an error the first time you attempt to create a backup, you should make sure the directory _db_backups exists. This directory cannot be seen using the File Manager, as files with an underscore are hidden. However, using an FTP client you can select the option to show hidden files and directories.

To Back up a MySQL or MSSQL Database

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Web Hosting.
  3. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Manage.
  4. In the Databases section of the Hosting Control Panel, click the icon for the type of database you want to backup.
  5. Click the Actions next to the database you would like to back up to open its edit features.
  6. Click Back Up.
  7. Click OK to backup your database.

    NOTE: When you create a backup file using the Hosting Control Panel, our system names the file using the name of the existing database. While you cannot define a filename during the backup process, you can rename a file once the process is complete.

You can check on the status of your backup from the Database Information screen.

NOTE: If a database backup fails, click the option to Re-try the backup.

Restoring a MySQL or MSSQL Database

You can restore MySQL and MSSQL databases from the Database section of the Hosting Control Panel.

NOTE: If you encounter errors while restoring a MySQL database, verify that the Create Databaseline is removed or commented out from the database dump (backup file). Normally you can find this code about 10 to 15 lines down from the beginning. It can be removed or commented out by using a text editor of your choice (Notepad++ for example).

To Restore a MySQL or MSSQL Database

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Click Web Hosting.
  3. Next to the hosting account you want to use, click Manage.
  4. In the Databases section of the Hosting Control Panel, click the icon for the type of database you want to restore.
  5. Click the Actions next to the database you would like to restore to open its edit features.
  6. Click Restore.
  7. Select the back up file you want to restore by clicking the radio button next to the back up file name.
  8. Click Restore.

You can check on the progress of your restore from the Database Information screen.

NOTE: If a database backup fails, click the option to Re-try the backup.