I’m personally extremely happy of this acquisition. I also want to take the time to thank you and list the people who contributed to RoboDomain, including (but not limited to) the RoboDomain co-founders Simone Carletti (@weppos) and Francesco Improta (@zetareticoli), but also Marcello Barnaba (@vjt), Andrea Pavoni (@apeacox) and who worked behind the scenes.
What does this mean for RoboDomain and RoboWhois customers?
For now the current RoboDomain and RoboWhois systems will remain as they are today. We will continue to support and improve these services for the time being. We will be looking for ways to integrate with the DNSimple services to make your experience even better when using RoboDomain and RoboWhois and of course we will keep you up-to-date as we do this.
DNSimple provides DNS hosting and domain registration that is simple and friendly. We provide a full API and an easy-to-use web interface so you can get your domain registered and set up with a minimal amount of effort. With plans starting at $3 a month for hosted DNS and a 30 day free trial, it’s easy to get started.
We’ll be performing scheduled maintenance this Wednesday (June 6th, 2012) from 09:00 to 10:00 GMT to migrate the main application server as requested by our VPS provider. Access to the application and the main website will be intermittently unavailable during this period, but we’re not expecting any more than 30 minutes of total downtime.
UPDATE: Maintenance completed.
This page aggregates your domain PR changes through time and uses HTML5 + SVG charts to render the results.
You can access the PageRank history page by clicking on the PageRank information in the domain list or clicking the Information tab in your domain navigation menu.
Check out the Google PageRank history support page.
Since we announced paid plans, two days ago, we received several feedback mostly from our long-term beta users. Some of them complained that the Premium plan was too expensive.
We carefully reviewed all the emails and comments we received and we agree.
For this reason, as of today we reduced our Premium plan to 7$ per month. But there’s more. We decided to thank our valuable beta users offering them the same plan at the special price of 5$ per month for the first year.
We are pleased to announce that today (January 13th) RoboDomain we are moving out of beta, into monthly plans!
Since opening the doors of our beta product, we have received a lot of great feedback about RoboDomain. After an extensive test-driving and development phase, we’re happy to announce that RoboDomain is moving out of beta.
Choosing the best combination of plans has been very difficult and, in the end, we decided to keep things simple: one single Premium plan with unlimited domains and transactions for just $15/month.
We also offer a Free plan limited to 10 domains. You will find all details on our pricing page.
In order to continue using RoboDomain you should select your plan before January 31, 2012 from the Account > Plans & Billing page.
There are a few places in RoboDomain where we display interactive charts.
For example, there’s the costs-per-year chart that displays yearly expenses to maintain a specific domain (please note you need to add transactions to get this very cool chart!).
Just a few years ago, Flash was the de-facto standard for creating interactive charts on the web. But now we have open specifications such as HTML5, canvas and SVG.
Starting from today, we are replacing all Flash-enabled charts with cross-browser HTML5 + SVG charts.
We now collect and display Google PageRank information for every domain in your account.
There are several PageRank checker tools available on the web, but we believe that having this value integrated into your domain can be really helpful when you need to valuate your domain.
PageRank is currently displayed in every domain listing, including domain list and expiring domain list.
Learn more about RoboDomain Google PageRank feature.
The PageRank information is automatically refreshed periodically. It’s very unlikely that we display outdated information. In case the PageRank information for your domain is not correct, please let us know.
There are cases where the PageRank information is not available. This is mainly because a domain is not registered, invalid or too young.
You may have noticed we made a few changes to the thumbnail view of the domain listing. We weren’t satisfied with the previous version: many empty spaces and data was concentrated in a single point.
We decided to make it more similar to the list view, but keeping the domain thumbnail so that you can immediately identify your domain by its content.
This layout version also leaves space to other features… ops, I’ve already said too much.
We recently introduced the new expiring domain notifications and we have more exciting new features planned for the upcoming months. However, some of these features requires our users to provide a valid email address.
We have never validated email address changes in the past. Because of this, a noticeable number of emails is delivered to unavailable recipients or got simply lost.
The bad news, is that you won’t notice all the wonderful goodies we’re going to deploy in the upcoming weeks.
For this reason, we kindly ask our users to validate existing email address. Last week we delivered a verification email with the subject Confirm your email address.
If you received it and you already verified the email, you don’t need to do anything else.
But if you haven’t verified your account yet or you didn’t receive the verification email, please log into RoboDomain, go to your account page and make sure there’s no pending verification.
If there is, change the email address to a valid email. A new confirmation email will be delivered.
Please note that unconfirmed accounts will be disabled and finally removed by the end of the year.
If you are having trouble, open a ticket or email us at email@example.com.
Last month we rewrote the expiring domain notification system. The response to this feature was simply amazing and we decided to make it even better by introducing a new notification HTML design.
The basic features are the same of the existing version.
We introduced some courtesy links to the application (1), we compute and display the distance of time to the expiration date (2) and we also provide some links to subscribe the expiring domain list using alternative sources (3) such as a Calendar application or your feed reader.
If you are a plain-text fan don’t worry, the “old” plain-text template is still there. We now deliver a multi-part email and your client will display the more appropriate version according to your view settings.
More details are available in the Expiring Domain Notifications page.