A domain can only get registered if they aren’t already owned by any other one.
Sometimes there’s the case that you may be excited as your wanted domain is set on ”available”. But that’s not particularly true – often we have to cancel orders like this.
A premium domain has a high price difference compared to normal domains. For example “fast.download” – this domain is not belonging to anyone – but you could also not buy it for a normal price. That’s because of its simplicity. For cases like this there is an intern list of words which can’t be used in domains that easy.
Register a premium domain
Sadly it is not technically possible to recognize such a premium domain in advance. If you have tried to register a premium domain, we have to cancel the process and will give you the money back as credit on you account.
We can also check how expensive your domain would be – but you should also be prepared for at least a three-digit amount. If you still have any questions regarding premium domains please let us know!
If you have heard about domains the word, ”nameserver” shouldn’t be new to you. A domain needs at least two nameservers to work.
What is a nameserver?
A nameserver answers DNS-requests to a domain. There are also different types of nameservers.
The authoritative nameserver is the responsible one for domains. For example: if you order a domain at prepaid hoster – we will set our 3 kramer-dns.de server as the authoritative nameserver. That’s going to be the main-nameserver for your ordered domain. All DNS records will be stored in here.
A recursive is treated as equivalent to a cache-nameserver. To avoid a domain server from suffering of requests – another nameserver from your internet provider will be interposed to cache the requests. The most known nameservers are Google DNS (220.127.116.11) and Cloudflare DNS (18.104.22.168) – but they can’t be used as a nameserver for domains.
Changing the domain nameserver
Log in into our webinterface and navigate to the list of domains. Then click at the ”Nameserver” button of the domain you want to transfer to another nameserver.
Then click at ”edit” (german: “Editieren”) to set a new nameserver. A form will open – please note the authoritative nameserver you want to set in there.
If you click now on ”next” (german: ”Weiter”) Vionity will check other name servers based on the NS-entries in the entered server and will recommend you to set them.
If the nameserver isn’t reachable, not answering or doesn’t know your domain the process failed.
With a final click on ”set these nameservers” (german: ”Diese Nameserver setzen”) your changes will be transferred to our registrar. This can take some minutes but will continue processing in the background.
Your nameserver should be active within the next 24 hours.
If you need a glue record please contact our support. You will only need them if you know what they are. To set these, we need the nameserver domain as well as the according IP-addresses. We will set this for you as soon as possible.
If your domain has the status ”locked” it couldn’t get transferred from one registrar to another. After some time this status is set automatically to avoid abusive transfers.
Please notify our support if you want to change the status to ”active”. That’s required if you want to transfer a domain – we will handle this for you then. Please also notice that the status can change automatically back to ”locked” after a few days.
Don’t worry, we won’t prevent you from transferring your domain – we will answer your ticket as soon as we can.
In this article we show you easily how to connect to your vServer via FTP/SFTP.
First – FTP/SFTP has to be installed with SSH because it isn’t installed by default.
Step by step instructions to your SFTP-server
Open FileZilla and enter the serveraddress (IP-address of your server) – in the field ”server” which can be seen in the Quickconnect-strip.
Now you fill in your username. You could use the default ”root” username.
The next step is entering your password that you received from us via email. If you have already changed the root password – you need to enter the new one.
Type in the port number – this has to be port 22 in terms of SFTP-connections.
Click on connect or push your enter key to connect to the server.
Ultimately click on ok if you receive a warning regarding an unknown host-key.
Now you can browse through your files on the vServer – as well as upload, download or manage your files.
Installing a (real) FTP-server using the SSH console
An FTP server can be installed on Debian and Ubuntu using apt-get install proftpd. Please make sure to perform apt-get update before you start the installation to be able to install the newest version and rule out any security problems.
If Windows is installed on your server, multiple users can work with it at the same time. But for that it’s needed to create a new user and activate the Remote-Desktop service (RDP).
unlock this user for RDP
login via RDP
In this article we explain step by step how a new user can use the windows server via remote.
Create a new user
Open the start menu and click on ”settings” – in the following window you click on ”accounts”. Click on ”other users” – there you can find a big ”add” button.
The user management opens. Do a right-click on ”user” and choose ”new user”.
Now you have to fill in the form. It’s important that username and password are set. Other fields can get filled in at will.
Activate remote desktop for the new user
The new user is registered in the system – so you can now activate the remote desktop.
Do a right click on the windows logo in the bottom left corner of your taskbar. Then click the entry ”system”. In the opening dialogue you choose ”Remotesettings”.
Now we are clicking the ”select users” field. A list of users will appear – the admin is set as unlocked to RDP by default. If we click the ”add” button – a search dialogue opens. In the big field you have to search for the newly created user and click on ”ok”.
Ultimately you have to confirm the upcoming dialogue-fields.
Login via remote desktop
The login is a little tricky because you have to enter the format ”computername/username”. Otherwise the user can’t get identified and the password will be shown as incorrect. You can find the computer name in the ”system” window that is still open. To make it easier note the characters.
In our case the users full name would be 03887-23782\Mike. If the password you enter is correct – the new user is logged in.
For every dedicated server you can order multiple IP-addresses via our support. You can order a maximum of 6 single IPs. It is also possible to use subnets.
/29-IP subnet (6 usable IPs)
/28-IP subnet (14 usable IPs)
/27-IP subnet (30 usable IPs)
one-off setup fee per ip address:
Pricetable for dedicated server IP addresses
Please notice that we have to know your purpose of use for additional IP-addresses. If we think it isn’t useful we can reject the order. That is the case if through intelligent port usage the same result can be done. So write your purpose directly in the support ticket.