Migrate domains to CloudFlare

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Jan 072024

I’m cheap ๐Ÿ™‚

Route 53 charges $0.50 per hosted zone on top of domain registration, it becomes a significant portion after I downgraded S3 storage class to Glacier IR, after looking around I moved all domains to CloudFlare.

The only concern for now is that CloudFlare is still young and losing money, people showed their concern that CloudFlare may change its pricing modal in the future, but I think I can worry it later when it happens, as none of these domains are critical to me now.

Also I migrated WordPress site to Mac under UTM, still with simply-static.

Aug 092012

NetworkManager should be 2nd most useless thing on Linux (I give champaignship to SELinux).

Again this is NIS client setup, after everything setup, I found that the domain is messed up, obviously NetworkManager set domain to localdomain for some reason, it could be because of its default setting, but isnt’t good to leave this default value as a comment in configuration file? Anyway, I spent quite sometime digging into ypbind, nss, network, dhcp, stuffs, and finally – just disable the NetworkManager service, reboot the machine and everything went perfectly fine.

So write this down here – remind me disable NetworkManager next time if I install any Linux box.

Jan 132012

It used to be one of the most reliable and cute (or cool?) service on the Web, but seems not any more.

I tried to move two of my sites to Google App, but had to give up because all sorts of troubles it gave to me. Yesterday I was able to move one site to it, but at the last step (to activate my E-Mail account, I guess), it kept telling my my Google account was webmaster@gmail.com and I cannot change it. I tried to move to webmaster@mydomain.com but failed due to it had been registered, and if I want to hook up with this existing account it told me that I need to use webmaster@gmail.com. I was totally lost of what I should do, so I simply removed my domain from it.

It seems Google needs sometime to finish the work of removing my site as I no longer can register it, so I tried another domain I own, which is currently running on some other service providers (free, as well). Now Google is doing much better … I mentioned much better because it simply give me “Server error” (I guess it is HTTP 5xx but I’m not sure), so I don’t have to go through all the registration process and stuck in some middle way, hehe.

So, good-bye to Google App, for now, I will come back and check things out later on, maybe weeks, maybe months.

BTW, it could be Google is not willing to provide free service any more, so Google’s technical team should not be blamed, isn’t it?

Dec 112009

Got a new domain (transferred from previous Windows Live free domain registry), but not sure what I’m going to do with it.

Could be another blog and some testing – after I started doing this English blogging, I found that less Chinese came to read. There are still some good technology that I want to discuss in Chinese, or let’s say, get them to be known in China, so running a Chinese blog could be a good idea.

Anything else than that does not make too much sense at this moment. Godaddy’s Python is still at 2.4, I don’t think I can play with Python there, and I don’t have any other hosting plan yet, maybe I should shop around.

Aug 052009

Got a mail from MSN saying that they are going to stop offering free domain (registration and hosting) which comes from Windows Live.

It says I need to pay $15 a year to get private registration, hosting, and something else, I guess I don’t want it so just let it be.

Actually I believe Microsoft was wasting money – I register a domain a while back but never used it, at all.