Certification Authority Authorization – CAA Records

Q: Does Total Uptime support these new record types? A: YES! …and no. We support a TYPE257 record today. So by converting your CAA record to RFC 3597 syntax, you can implement “CAA” records right now. So the bottom line is YES! Background on CAA In February 2017 the CA/Browser Forum voted to mandate Certification […]

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How can I configure a monitor to check a very specific URL?

If you just use one of our built-in monitors, like the Default HTTP, it will simply attempt to load the web page with the IP address of the attached device and look for an HTTP 200 response code. Often, this is a perfectly quick and accurate monitor, but this doesn’t always work. For example, I […]

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How do I export domains from GoDaddy for import into Total Uptime?

To export your domains from GoDaddy basic DNS and import them into our DNS portal, you should follow these steps. log into GoDaddy and click to “manage” your domains. Click on the domain you wish to export Click on the DNS ZONE FILE tab to view the DNS configuration. Click the MORE link/arrow to pull […]

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Reliably Monitoring Exchange Server for DNS Failover or Load Balancing

On occasion we receive a request seeking assistance creating monitors to determine the availability of Microsoft Exchange, such as Internet-facing ActiveSync or OWA. After helping many customers, we have determined what works well, and what doesn’t work at all. Here are our tried and true suggestions for reliably monitoring your Exchange environment Exchange 2010 Exchange […]

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How do I create a DKIM (Domain Key) record?

Yahoo originally created Domain Keys as an authentication and validation technique for email using a PGP-like protocol. The original specification has since been improved to DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) by the community and a series of IETF standards resulted in RFC 6376. DKIM makes it very easy for a mail server to validate whether an […]

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Changing name servers at name.com

If your domain registrar is name.com, here are the steps required to change your name servers to Total Uptime’s. First, log into your name.com account. Then from the top navigation menu, select MY ACCOUNT and then MY DOMAINS as shown in the image below: The page you will see next will show you a listing […]

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Changing name servers at Google Domains

If Google Domains is your registrar, here are the steps you need to follow to change your name servers to Total Uptime. First, go to https://domains.google.com and log into your account. Next, click on the DNS link to the right of the domain that you wish to point to our platform as shown in the image […]

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