Wednesday, August 7, 2019

30% off time-limited purchase

Limited Time Promotion on Security bundle.

Purchase two or more security products (SSL, Website Backup, Website Security) with a 12-month Hosting product (Web Hosting, Business Hosting, Managed WordPress) and get 30% off any combination of the two or more security products.

Offer valid through October 31, 2019.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Different bounce types

A question often asked is the way we define the different bounce types in our Email Marketing app.

A Bounce means an email was not successfully delivered to the contact. The specific reasons behind the undeliverable address depend on the bounce type: Hard, Soft, General, or Still Trying. We'll explain each type here:
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Hard Bounce:

These are email addresses that are totally unknown, obsolete, or incorrect. These will never be delivered to the recipient. These contacts are immediately suppressed, when they encounter a hard bounce. Most often these are old and expired addresses (If you spot obvious typos like example@example.con (instead of .com), you can unsuppress the contact and update the email.)

Soft Bounce:

These are email accounts that often have full mailboxes, their domain is temporarily down, or they’re currently not able to receive email. Email Marketing will send up to 4 future mailings to these mailboxes, and if those bounce, the contacts are suppressed from your active subscribers.

General Bounce:

The most common form of General Bounce happens when a firewall exists on the server of the recipient and prevents them from receiving email from outside their network. This is common in the case of corporations that do not receive email from unknown sources. Email Marketing retries all General Bounces until it's certain they won’t get through, at which time the contact is suppressed from your active subscribers.

Still Trying:

These indicate that a particular message could not yet be delivered, but that the server is still trying. This bounce type is usually resolved when retrying.
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hosting Promotions for Yearly Terms

Domain Tier Changes

Notice To SwissTronix Resellers

One of our registries has launched new tiers that will affect the TLD’s listed below.  Just a quick call-out, new PFID’s will be created to reflect the new tiers.

We will be rolling this change out in batches over the course of several months as follows:
  1. First batch started 5/7 and will include the TLD’s listed below from .apartments  through and including .wine deploying through June 5th
  2. Second batch will begin on June 12 and will include TLD’s .academy through and including zone deploying through September 14th.
TLD
apartments
bingo
business
camera
camp
capital
careers
claims
cleaning
clinic
coach
codes
company


Friday, May 31, 2019

Did you know that...

According to Verisign, the first quarter of 2019 closed with 351.8 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), an increase of 3.1 million domain name registrations, or 0.9 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.  Domain name registrations have grown by 18.0 million, or 5.4 percent, year over year.
 
Total country-code TLD (ccTLD) domain name registrations were 156.8 million at the end of the first quarter of 2019, an increase of 2.5 million domain name registrations, or 1.6 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018.  ccTLDs increased by 10.5 million domain name registrations, or 7.2 percent, year over year.
 
 
The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of 154.8 million domain name registrations in the domain name base at the end of the first quarter of 2019, an increase of 1.8 million domain name registrations, or 1.2 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. The .com and .net TLDs had a combined increase of 6.5 million domain name registrations, or 4.4 percent, year over year. As of March 31, 2019, the .com domain name base totaled 141.0 million domain name registrations, while the .net domain name base totaled 13.8 million domain name registrations.
 
New .com and .net domain name registrations totaled 9.8 million at the end of the first quarter of 2019, compared to 9.6 million domain name registrations at the end of the first quarter of 2018.
 
Total new gTLD (ngTLD) domain name registrations were 23.0 million at the end of the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 0.8 million domain name registrations, or 3.4 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. ngTLDs increased by 2.8 million domain name registrations, or 13.8 percent, year over year.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Website Builder v7 versus v8

Here are the facts!

New users coming into Website Builder v8 have a 35% higher publish rate than in v7, publish 20% faster, and have a higher average Net Promoter Score (NPS).

Given all the changes to SEO, v8 sites also perform much better than v7 due to mobile-first focus, better performance and being optimized for conversion. Some design restrictions have been put in place to optimize website performance.

Download Website Builder Feature Comparisons, v7 versus v8 (700KB pdf)

Sunday, May 5, 2019

New SwissTronix Portal Launched

The new  www.swisstronix.com portal is live!

On May 1st, 2019 we launched a new portal with a design based on the wildly popular Bootstrap 4 open source toolkit for developing with HTML5, CSS3 code, Bootsnipp HTML snippets, and powerful plugins built on jQuery, a feature-rich JavaScript library.

Bootstrap is a sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile-first front-end framework for faster and easier web development, extended to swisstronix needs. This architecture also provides a highly refined structure of validated, search engine optimized code. 

Of course, it’s cross-browser,  cross-platform, conforming

Even our swisstronix logo was redesigned……with an orange smiley added to give it character!

Web design, as with all other things in life, has evolved “dramatically”. Today, Bootstrap 4 architecture is, for some, the gold standard for web development.

Design of the new portal encompasses fluidity, luminosity, lucidity; and lots of passion!

And for webmasters, we evolved our eCommerce to open the door to others who may be interested The 2 plans offered include all the massive infrastructure that goes behind such eCommerce, with 3 multi-million professionally managed data centers (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) where the servers are stacked. We have it all fully automated, it’s all click and go!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Reviewing 2018

SwissTronix has been hard at work in 2018, creating a better experience for all our current and future customers. From a new Storefront, to a brand-new Website Builder offering, it's all about polishing up our products and services to our customers with a better, more friendly experience.

Here are just a few of the recent updates:
  • Storefront updates for better visibility of offerings.
  • Multi-lingual, multi-currency capabilities.
  • Brexit and changes to .eu registrations.
  • Phasing out Fax Thru Email, a product that no longer corresponded to market demand.
  • New and improved Website Builder (including options for eCommerce coming soon).
  • Automated Website Backup plans.
  • VPS and Dedicated Servers on the Storefront (with VPS4 coming early 2019).
  • Domain Backorders.
We have also added two Reseller Plans for webmasters and customers involved in designing websites for their own clients. Details are at http://www.securecyberservice.com