How To Rent A Domain Name

rent a domainChances are you haven’t heard about renting a domain name. If you have heard about it, you may be wondering just how it is done. It’s actually quite simple. Let me explain.

Let’s say that I own a domain named “superblogger.com.” Someone else (who is actually a superblogger), is trying to buy that domain name. They try to buy it, and see that I own it. They do a search for the administrative contact, and find my email. They offer to buy the domain from me for a small price. I feel that the domain is worth more than they are offering and we come to bartering standstill.

I offer to “rent” the domain name to them. The important thing for me to do is to keep control of the domain name registration. I will NOT under any circumstance put their information in the administrative contact or any other contact on the domain name. The way I will give control to them to publish content is to change the NAMESERVER information and make this point to their hosting provider.

They need to sign up for a hosting account and then give me the two nameservers that go along with that hosting account. I will then go into my domain name service, and change the nameservers to point to their hosting account. When the business contract is over, I can change them to point back to a hosting account controlled by myself. If their short business stint was lucrative enough, they may realize the true value of the domain and offer me my original asking price, or they may wish to rent it again for another quarter.

Easy huh? If you were lucky enough to be around in the big dotcom boom when everyone was buying up domain names, you know just what I am talking about. Some domain names are very valuable, and will continue to be valuable for years to come.

BIG List of Disposable (Temporary) email services.

One of the best tricks to stop spam e-mail from reaching your inbox is by creating a disposable e-mail address. I’ve used a Gmail account for spam for a long time, but recently, many services have popped up which serve exclusively to route spam to. Some of these services provide RSS feeds of e-mail, others let you forward e-mail to your real account. Some require registration, some don’t. See what works best for you,

I personally recommend Gmail. It has a great spam filter, and a ton of features. Here is a great signature generator if you have gmail. The sigs it produces are very pleasant.

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How To Know If Your Phone Has Been Hacked

These days, it seems like danger is lurking everywhere online. If you make a wrong move, you may wind up with a virus or malware installed on your computer. Unfortunately, the same applies for your smartphone, as they have become miniature computers themselves. While you probably already practice safe online habits, there is always the fear that you could be compromised without even knowing about it. If you are worried, then here are several ways to find out if you’ve been hacked. One best way is by downloading a mobile antivirus.

Battery Drains Quickly

This seems to be a symptom of most new phones these days, but you should be able to notice if it goes down faster than usual. To make sure that it’s a hacker, though, you want to look at what is draining the battery the most. If it shows apps that you hardly use, then it could be malware or other malicious software running the background.

 

Phone Gets Hot

Another symptom of being hacked is that your phone starts to get hotter. As with all electronics, the more that it is being used, the warmer it gets. Since phone’s don’t have built-in fans like a desktop computer, they can get quite hot when you’re using a lot of data. If this happens while the phone is resting in your pocket, it could be a sign that some apps are running without your knowledge.

 

Sending Spiked Texts or Emails

A surefire way to know that your phone is compromised is if you have records of “sending” text messages or emails to your contact list that contain viruses or unsafe links. If that does happen, it means that someone is using your phone for nefarious purposes.

 

New Apps are Installed

If you find out that your phone has more apps than it should, it means that a third-party is installing them without your knowledge.

 

If you notice any of these signs, then you have to take immediate action. One method is to download a Google Play antivirus app that can scan and clean your device. As far as Samsung antivirus software goes, no one is better than AVG. Best of all, it’s free to use. So, do your best to keep your phone protected and stay safe online.