Archive for April, 2009

Unstable Shinjiru’s E-Mail Service Changed My Mind for Web Hosting Recommendation

Date Tuesday, 14 April 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags , ,   Comment 5 Comments »

Outlook Send/Receive Progress Error Message

Outlook Send/Receive Progress Error Message

One of my personal website hosted on Shinjiru server recently has send / receive email problem (connected via TMnet-Streamyx / Celcom-Wireless Broadband).

Understand that Shinjiru provides cheap hosting package (Linux Shared Hosting – Personal Package @ RM90/year) but with its often email problem, I have changed my recommendation on local web hosting service provider from Shinjiru to Exabytes.

The blog (kenny.my) you are viewing now is currently hosted on Exabytes server, I personally satisfied with their services and so far have no complaints from my clients (yet). Although Exabyates’ EBiz Plus Web Hosting plan (RM269.00/year) is not consider cheap compare to others in Malaysia, but I would rather to pay extra to ensure website / email’s stability. For business, an unreliable email service may caused communication inconvenience, I do not recommend my clients to take this risk.

Malaysia Web Hosting Companies and Domain Name Registrars List

Date Friday, 10 April 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags ,   Comment 3 Comments »

I have received an enquiry for the information on recommended Web Hosting Companies in Malaysia. FYI, I write this blog is actually for interest and sharing experience. The information is based on personal view and not intentionally to offend any party. I hope reader understand this.

Here is my recommendation list for Web Hosting Companies and Domain Name Registrars in Malaysia (in no particular order):

http://www.emerge.com.my/
http://www.exabytes.com.my/
http://www.ipserverone.com/
http://www.shinjiru.com.my/
http://www.webserver.com.my/

Other Web Hosting Companies in Malaysia:

http://www.aseanhost.com/
http://www.asiapacific.net.my/
http://www.backbone.com.my/
http://www.datakl.com/
http://www.easynet-interactive.com/
http://www.e-globalhosting.com/
http://www.e-hosting.com.my/
http://www.firstonline.net/
http://www.hileytech.com/
http://www.hivehost.net/
http://www.hostingworks.com.my/
http://www.hostrelax.com/
http://www.internet-webhosting.com/
http://www.ipxcess.com/
http://www.irepublics.com/
http://www.justsimple.com.my/
http://www.klhost.com/
http://www.mesrahosting.net/
http://www.multimedia.com.my/
http://www.netonboard.com/
http://www.onnet.com.my/
http://www.registrar.com.my/
http://www.rocksoft.com.my/
http://www.safenames.net/
http://www.surf7.net/
http://www.webvisions.com/
http://www.xantec.com.my/
http://www.zenpipe.com/

Exabytes’ Promo – “.MY” Domain Registration Fee at RM75

Date Thursday, 2 April 2009  Posted in Category Domain Name & Web Hosting  Tags ,   Comment 1 Comment »

Exabytes having a “.MY” Country Level Domain Names promotion from 1st April 2009 until 30th April 2009. It is just RM75 for a domain name “yourname.my” registration. (Normal price is RM120)

Exabytes RM75 ".my" domain name promotion from 1st April to 30th April 2009

Exabytes RM75 ".my" domain name promotion from 1st April to 30th April 2009

If you still haven’t secure your own domain name or your prefer domain name is not available, would “.my” extension domain name ie. yourname.my be your choice? Understand you would prefer a domain name end with “.com” extension like yourname.com. However, the availability of it is very low as there are millions of people out there have the same idea as you. Face the true, chances you can own a simple and common phase/word domain name end with .com is nearly impossible, unless you are very rich and willing to buy over. For instance, I have enquired domain name “kenny.com” and it can cost few hundred thousands US dollar in domain auctions.

Malaysia Domain Registry has open “.my” country code top level domain name for public registration since Jan 2008, there’s one more opportunity for us to secure the shortest domain name ever has (even shorter than “.com”). Think about we can register a pronounceable domain name extension “.my” while other countries don’t have this advantage such as Singapore “.sg”, Thailand “.th”, China “.cn”, Hong Kong “.hk” and United Kingdom “.uk”. Imagine your English name is Ross and had registered a domain name “ross.my”, you can proudly tell people your personal website is “Ross-Dot-My” or print it on your name card, I believe most people would surprise that you have such a short, simple and memorable online identity. This is your personal branding.

10 years ago, I believe no one will buy the domain name “kennywong.com” when it’s still available. Today, all TLD extensions (.com, .net, .org, .info, .us, .biz) with domain name “kennywong.com” are no longer available. It is a good lesson for me to learn the important of online identity and its potential opportunity.

What is the requirement for “.my” extension Country Level Domain Names registration?

For Malaysian citizen, you just need to submit (fax/email) a copy of Malaysian I.C. to the domain name register.

Many people think that “.my” registration required ROB or Business entity in Malaysia, it is not true. There are two domain extension allowed personal registration- “.my” and “.name.my”.

Exabytes vs Shinjiru

RM75 for a “.my” domain name is a good deal (Exabytes declared this is the cheapest price in Malaysia). For the moment, there are only 2 web hosting service providers- Exabytes and Shinjiru can offer “.my” extension domain name at this price.

Exabytes: RM75 for first year registration and RM120 for subsequent years renewal (more info: http://www.exabytes.com.my/services/domain/)
Shinjiru: RM77 for first year registration and subsequent years renewal (more info: http://www.shinjiru.com.my/webHosting/domainPriceGuide.html)

Tips

RM75 is a promotion price, the subsequent years domain name renewal fee is still remain unchange RM120. You can first register with Exabytes (at RM75) and transfer to Shinjiru for subsequent years renewal (RM77), so you still can enjoin the cheapest price in town.