May 2011 Newsletter

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Random Free Hosting Site

We'd like to congratulate A Barn At the Quarry for being the winner of this month's free site hosting. At the beginning of each month we will call up our own site's homepage. Whomever's site is the featured site when the page loads will get FREE hosting of one domain for one month. It's just our way of saying thank you.

Domain Registry of America

DROA is a domain registry using a completely legal, but confusing tactic to get folks to transfer domains to their control. They watch the expiration dates of domains and then send out a "bill" (Click HERE to see an actual copy of a "bill") to renew the domain well in advance of its expiration date. By sending them money you authorize them to take control of your domain which may cause problems later.

If your domain is managed by HUEY Productions you have no worry about renewing your domain as we take care of that for you. The problem that has occurred before is that a client of ours gets the DROA "bill" six months before renewal and sends them money. Then four months later the client gets a bill from us and pays us also. Then DROA waits to see if we renew your domain. When we do DROA keeps your money and just "fades into the background."

If you receive a "bill" from DROA you need not send them any money unless you're positive your domain is managed by them and not HUEY Productions. Of course, should you ever have a question about your domain, just e-mail or call us and we'll check your specific situation.

Send 2.0

Every e-mail message passes through a number of servers before it reaches you, and all along the way its text is vulnerable to snooping. Send. 2.0 (free) safeguards your sensitive e-mail using high-powered encryption. Snoops just can't break the seal. So if you ever need to send a password or other sensitive information, you may want to use the free Send feature. There's even an add-on for Outlook that makes Send available right from Outlook.

Getting started is simple. The Send Technology homepage features a Web form to enter your e-mail address, recipients, subject, attachments, and message text. If you don't already have a free Send account you'll be invited to create one upon entering your e-mail address. The account-creation process requires an activation code that's delivered via email. This prevents malefactors from setting up a Send account in your name.

Your e-mail messages and attachments don't get delivered directly to the recipient's inbox. In their place comes notification a secure message is available. The link to view the secure message has the decryption key for your particular message embedded in it.

On the first visit, each recipient will need to set up a free Send account. The process is quick and simple. It doesn't even include the activation code step required when you set up an account manually. Once logged in the recipient can view the message, download any attachments, or send a secure reply. And of course each recipient can use that new free account to send more secure messages.

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Help Your Site Receive More Hits

If you don't have your own site as the default opening page whenever you load your browser, you're not helping promote your site and increase its search engine ranking.

One of the most heavily weighted elements of the search engine ranking algorithm is popularity (how many hits the site gets). By making your own site the default page that opens when you load your browser you'll accomplish to important things. First, you will see if your site is loading properly and that it is available for visitors to view. Second, it will add some more "hits" to your site making it seem more popular than if you hadn't visited the site each day. This will in turn assist in getting your site raised slightly in the search engine rankings...which will make your site more popular, which will increase your sites rankings.

New Sites Joining Us Or Completed Recently

Help these folks by visiting their site. All ya'll will remember how hard it is to get those initial "hits" so the search engines notice your site. So take a minute and visit their site.