Archive for April, 2014

Office 365 DNS Settings Problem | DNS Routes through their server to yours.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Ok,. so if you are like I am, and manage a ton of servers, domains, and accounts for clients’ then this is important information for you.

The new Microsoft Office 365 product is a cloud based solution for office applications, including email. Simple enough, we’ve all used MS Office for years, what could be different. For one, they want to add their server in the steps it takes to get from typing your domain name to it being translated to the folder on your server.

How things work now,… for example let’s assume you have a dedicated server with a hosting company like You can either use their DNS server, or setup your own,. I typically setup my own name servers, so for this example lets use my name servers and

When a user enters their browser asks the “internet” for a connection to that domain name,. but the internet doesn’t use domains to communicate it uses IP addresses, and other methods. So Step 1) Interpret by asking,. and you get a response of 67.x.x.x.9 ok,. great,. from there you are directed to the content you are looking for. Obviously this is a seamless event that just happens.

Microsoft has a new five step setup process, and on step 5 it asks you to point your domain name to their name servers. Well, this is what got my attention. When a client asks me to point his domain at new nameservers I know that something is up.

So, after some digging, I’ve found that Step 5 is indeed to set the name servers for your domain to their microsoft 365 servers… which would break your domain. Then I poked around some more and found that step 2 was to give them your domains IP address,. They setup an A Record and CNAME on their servers. So that in Step 5 you set it to use their servers.

What does this mean? It means that they are adding themselves in the steps between a client typing your domain name and being delivered to your website.

1) Consumer Types in the browser
2) Godaddy,. or whomever tells their browser that it resides on server
3) Microsoft server says oh, that isn’t here, it’s on this server,. and points to your server,.
4) Client is provided with your site,.

Can you think of any reasons why Microsoft would want to control your DNS, or to have you make a stop over on the path between your customers and your domain? I can think of a bunch,. like getting you blocked on google,. while giving you a bump on bing.

Is a Scam | I’m investigating it now.

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Today, a flash commercial ran over and over, displaying great bid wins on items via an honest auction environment.

Well, I’m going to try it out and report back, with my opinion and experiences.

Typical auction scam, charge per bid, and increase the time remaining every time there is a good.

Not for me.

Doctor Places Directory

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Looking for a doctor by specialty and location, you can use your location based search system to find a specialist near you within seconds.

If you need to find a specialist, visit, it uses the Google Places™ system, so if it’s on the map you should be able to find it.

Wholesale Electronic Cigarettes

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

If you’ve found this post, then you are looking for a supplier for e-cigs.

Well, I can help you find your way down that ticky path. First you need to decide the types of products that you want to carry. If you are a party store, gas station or convenience store I would recommend that you stick with disposable electronic cigarettes. Otherwise you will need to start researching batteries, atomizers, cartomizers, drip tips and more.

Now that you’ve landed on disposables, decide how much profit you want to make, If you are looking to sell the most popular, expect to make very little, you can contact BLU and order them directly and NJOY for low profit highly advertised ecigs.

We’ve been lucky enough to find a company out of Ann Arbor, DiggECig. They offer 800 puff disposables in a variety of flavors and strengths, and their pricing starts at $2.79 each, we retail them for $4.99 and make a ton of profit.

We’ve had good luck with DiggECig products, and even have sent some in under the recycling program for free ecigs.