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News


Overhaul of DomainMOD Settings complete!
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Over the past few months the DomainMOD settings have been undergoing a complete overhaul. The changes include but are not limited to making currency conversions user-based instead of system- based, updating all Domain & SSL default settings to be user-based instead of system-based, separating out Category, IP Address and Owner settings so that Domains & SSLs have thier own options instead of sharing them, adding support for saving passwords for Domain Registrar & SSL Provider accounts, removing the redundant Status and Status Notes fields from the Domains section, and so on.

I'm constantly trying to improve the software and make it more user-friendly, so if you have any suggestions or feedback feel free to drop me a line at feedback@domainmod.org.

Currencies have been updated to be user-based
Monday, April 29th, 2013

Now that Currencies have been updated to be user-based instead of system-based, every user in the system can set their own default currency, and that currency will be used for them throughout the system. Every setting, webpage, and report in the DomainMOD system will automatically be converted to display monetary values using the user's default currency.

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Never worry about having outdated exchange rates again!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 feedback@domainmod.org.

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.