DomainMOD has been converted to UTF-8
Saturday, April 27th, 2013

The entire DomainMOD system has been converted to use the UTF-8 character set in order to allow for support of non-ASCII characters, such as the characters found in some IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names).

Cron job added for automating currency conversions at regular intervals
Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Never worry about having outdated exchange rates again! DomainMOD now includes a cron job that automates currency conversions. This means you can have the cron job set to run overnight, and when you go to use DomainMOD in the morning your currency conversions will already be completely up-to-date.

For more information about this cron job please see the DomainMOD README.

DomainMOD now contains a Reporting section
Thursday, April 25th, 2013

DomainMOD now includes a collection of reports that can give you valuable insight into your data. Want to know how much you're spending on domains each month? Or see which SSL certificates are expiring during a given time frame? These are just a couple examples of the sort of information you can uncover in the Reporting section.

I'm always on the lookout for more reports that can be added, so if you have any new report suggestions, or any suggestions for the current ones, feel free to drop me a line at

Added a 'view full notes' feature to the Domain and SSL Cert edit pages
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

When editing a Domain or SSL certificate, if you want to view the notes but scrolling through the text box just isn't your thing, you can now click on a link to view the full notes on a separate page, making them much easier to read.

The (redundant) Domain Status and Status Notes fields have been removed
Saturday, April 20th, 2013

The Status & Status Notes fields have been officially removed from the entire system, so you will no longer see them when you're adding or editing a domain. Over time, using DomainMOD on a daily basis, I started to realize that these fields were fairly redundant, and any information that could be recorded in these fields could be recorded elsewhere. Plus, it just confused things because there were so many fields that related to the status of the domain... Function, Status, Status Notes, Standard Notes. It was just kind of messy.

However, although the Status & Status Notes fields were removed, if you had data stored in either of these fields it would have been appended to the primary Notes field when your database was upgraded. So don't worry, dropping these two fields didn't cause you to lose any of your existing data.

Adminstrators can now specify the number of days to display in expiration emails
Friday, April 19th, 2013

If your system is setup to use the expiration email cron job, where users get sent a daily email letting them know about upcoming domain and SSL certificate expirations, your system administrator can now set the number of days to display in those emails.

Previously when the daily expiration emails were sent out to users they would automatically include the next 60 days of expirations, but this has now been converted to a system setting, allowing you to customize the number of days to better fit the way you use DomainMOD.

You can now keep track of your Web Hosting providers in DomainMOD
Friday, April 19th, 2013

A new Web Hosting section has been added to DomainMOD, so you can now store information about your hosting providers, export the information, run reports against it, sort your domains by it, and so on.

Although there isn't a lot of data tracked for hosting providers right now, in the future I hope to expand on the support considerably, allowing you to do such things as keep track of your hosting costs, the server's specifications, and much more.

A Password field has been added to Domain Registrar & SSL Provider accounts
Friday, April 19th, 2013

You now have the ability to save your domain registrar and SSL provider account passwords in DomainMOD, which essentially allows you to use DomainMOD as a password manager for all of your accounts.

Please keep in mind though that the passwords are stored in plain text in the database, in order to allow you to view and edit them, so use this feature with caution. If someone is able to gain access to your database, they will have access to all of your accounts as well.

Receive email notifications about expiring Domains and SSL certificates
Monday, April 15th, 2013

A cron job has been added to send a daily email to users letting them know about upcoming domain and SSL certificate expirations, and users can subscribe and unsubscribe from this email through their Control Panel.

For more information about this cron job please see the DomainMOD README.

Update the Segments UI to give the user a lot more information and flexibility
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Now when filtering your domains using a segment, DomainMOD will tell you which domains in the segment are stored in DomainMOD (indicating whether or not the domain is active or inactive), as well as which domains don't match, and lastly it will tell you which domains matched but were filtered out based on your other search criteria. Each of the resulting lists can be easily viewed and exported for your convenience.

It took quite a bit of work to get this feature implemented, but the segment filtering just felt incomplete without it. It was still a very useful feature, but now it's incredibly powerful, and I hope to add on to the functionality in the future.

DomainMOD now has a logo!
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Having used DomainMOD myself for many years now, I was getting a bit bored with how things looked, so I had a logo created to give the software a bit of personality.

In the near future I also hope to work with a designer to give the look and feel of DomainMOD a complete overall. To call myself "graphically challenged" would be a major understatement, as in, I can't even draw stick people properly, so I'm not even going to attempt to pretty things up myself. Instead, I'm on the lookout for a pro that can make the look and feel of DomainMOD match its usefulness.

You can now export your Domain & SSL Certificate search results
Sunday, April 7th, 2013

The domain and SSL certificate search pages now allow you to export your search results. And they don't just export the columns you currently have displayed on these pages, they export every single piece of information associated with your domains and SSL certificates, including any custom fields you've created. They also export the data in whatever order you've chosen on the search page, as well as listing all of your search criteria in the top of the export file.

The best way to get familiar with the new export feature is to perform a couple searches and take a look at the exported data. You'll quickly see what a great addition this feature is to DomainMOD.