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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to focus on the development of the actual DomainMOD software, I've decided to remove the Test Data system entirely. Although this system allowed users to easily generate some test data and get a feel for the software, it complicated the development process and added unecessary overhead to the software as a whole. Most importantly, it took me away from adding other, more useful features to the core software.
Now instead of testing the software by installing it and generating some test data, you can simply visit https://demo.domainmod.org to take DomainMOD for a test drive.
A new IP Address section has been added to DomainMOD, so you can now store information about your IP Addresses, export the information, run reports against it, sort your domains and SSL certificates by it, and so on.
Thanks to Yahoo! Finance's free API, I'm happy to announce that currency conversions have been completely automated. Now instead of having to manually update the conversions one-by-one on a regular basis to ensure proper financial reporting, all you have to do is make sure your default currency is set and your conversion rates will be updated automatically and seemlessly in the background while you use the software.
To say that this feature pleases me would be a huge understatement. I personally use DomainMOD on a daily basis, and updating the currency conversions manually was always such a boring, tedious task, and I'm happy that nobody will ever have to go through that process ever again. If I could give Yahoo! Finance a big hug, I would.