May, 2012:

What We’re Working On for June

You may have noticed it’s been a bit quiet around here lately, but that’s not because we disappeared or anything. We’ve actually been working on adding new features to Primary DNS that have turned into a much larger project that originally planned.

AXFR support to Primary DNS is coming, which means adding more settings to its section in the account control center, but when we got down to it things were getting a bit too crowded and confusing in that section. So we decided to organize a bit by adding some jQuery and jQuery UI to help us so we can concentrate on features and not spend a lot of time with design (hey, we’re not designers). It’s a little bit of modernization that we hope won’t be the end of the world, but makes it easier to handle new features and work with existing ones. A preview teaser is included below.

We know the font sizes and colors don’t all match up and the main menu bar is supposed to be centered, but we’ll tackle that later. And we have been careful to do things in a way that still works if JavaScript is disabled (or not available i.e. command line browsers in an emergency), although it won’t be as streamlined. Anyway, back to work!

Webmail Upgrade: Roundcube 0.7.2

We’ve upgraded our Roundcube webmail option to its latest stable version: 0.7.2. All basic functionality has been verified, but if you encounter any issues please reload or clear your browser cache before reporting them to us.

Atom 330 Sold Out

The Atom 330 Dedicated Server is now sold out; we are no longer accepting orders for this model.

PowerDNS Updated to 3.1, AXFR Support Update

We’ve updated our PowerDNS Authoritative Server installations to version 3.1, the current release version. PowerDNS is used to drive our Primary DNS service offering.

The method in which AXFR ACLs were handled in pre-3.1 versions (separate database table) is now different in 3.1 (using the existing domain metadata table), so unfortunately that feature was delayed again. However at this point we don’t believe it’s going to change away from being part of the metadata, so we’re moving forward with this method to a front end in the account control center.