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How to transfer domain from Register.com to GoDaddy.com

How to transfer domain from Register.com to GoDaddy.com

TRANSFER AWAY FROM REGISTER.COM

For those that need help with transferring their website domain from Register.com to GoDaddy, here’s the link to a how-to page on GoDaddy.com…. conveniently copied here for your convenience.
https://www.godaddy.com/help/transfer-away-from-registercom-8033

Before you can transfer your domain name registered with Register.com to us, you need to prepare your domain name so it will successfully complete the transfer process. You must make sure of the following before you begin:

  • The domain name has been registered at Register.com for at least 60 days.
  • The domain name contact information has not been changed within 60 days.

Once you ensure that the domain is eligible for transfer, you must follow the basic steps for preparing a domain for transfer before you can begin the process with us:

Step in the Process Reason
Disable privacy settings
  • If your domain has Private Registration, a service that hides your personal information from the public, you will not be able to confirm your admin email address in the Whois database. Contact your current registrar to disable the private registration.
Confirm administrative contact info
  • As part of the transfer process, GoDaddy emails the Administrative Contact at the address listed in the Whois database. This email contains the Transaction ID, Security Code, and instructions that are used to approve the transfer.
Unlock domain
  • By default, most domains are locked to prevent unauthorized transfers. Before a transfer is requested, the lock must be removed and the status verified as “Off.”
Obtain authorization code
  • Get an authorization code (also known as an EPP code or transfer key) from your current registrar.

Disable privacy settings

  1. As with most registries, you will need to contact Register.com directly for assistance removing privacy.

Confirm administrative contact information

  1. Log on to your account at Register.com.
  2. Click the domain you want to transfer.
  3. Under the My Account section, click Contact Information.
  4. Under the Administrative Contact section, click Edit.
  5. Update the contact information, click Continue, and then click Continue again to confirm Whois changes.

NOTE: Changes to contact information may take up to 24 hours to take effect.

Unlock domain

NOTE: If your domain is already unlocked, skip ahead to the Obtain Authorization Code section.

  1. Click the domain you want to unlock.
  2. From the Enable/Disable Domain Lock section, click Disable Domain Lock.
  3. Click Continue, then click Continue again on the confirmation page.

Obtain Authorization Code

NOTE: Some domain name extensions, primarily country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs), do not require an authorization code.

  1. Click the domain you need an authorization code for.
  2. Click Obtain Auth Info Code at the bottom of the page and click Continue Transfer.
  3. You will receive a warning message. Select the acknowledge box and click Continue Transfer again.
  4. Fill out the mandatory fields, then click Request Authorization Code. Your authorization code request will be verified.

NOTE: Your code will be sent to your email address within 4 – 5 days.

Once you’ve completed these basic steps at Register.com, you’ll need to shift your attention over to GoDaddy to complete the process by purchasing a domain name transfer and authorizing the transfer to us.

Purchase Domain Name Transfer

You must purchase a domain name transfer from our website. We send an email message to the domain name’s administrative contact after you purchase the transfer. The email contains the transfer IDs (transaction ID and security code) you’ll need to authorize the transfer in to your account with us.

NOTE: If the extension you want to transfer is not listed, you cannot transfer the domain name to us.

When you purchase the transfer, select one of the following nameserver options:

  • Keep the existing nameservers — If you have a hosted website for your domain name (with us or another company), select this option to ensure that your site does not go down during the transfer.
  • Change … to park nameservers — If you have an email account with us for the domain name, are using our Off-site DNS, or if you’ve created a Premium DNS transfer template prior to the transfer, select this option. For more information, see Managing Domain Names with Off-site DNS and
    .

Authorize Domain Name Transfer to Us

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. From the Domains menu, select Transfers.
  4. Click Authorize transfer.
  5. Click Add now.
  6. In the Transaction ID and Security Code fields, enter the transfer IDs we sent to the administrative contact’s (admin) email address, and then click Add.

    NOTE: If you did not receive transfer IDs, click Resend Transfer IDs.

  7. Do one of the following:
    • Select the Basic tab, and then enter the Authorization Code from the current registrar (if applicable) in the field next to your domain name.
    • Select the Bulk tab, and then enter one domain name and its authorization code per line. Separate each domain name from its authorization code with a comma, space, or tab.
  8. Select I authorize the transfer…, and then click Finish.
  9. Click OK.

NOTE: For most domain name extensions, a transfer between registrars takes five to seven days from the time you authorize it. The process and time required for transfer completion can vary for certain extensions, such as country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs). For more information, see About ccTLDs (Country-Code Domain Names), and then click the Help article for your extension.

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Vine promotions

Vine promotions

I recently embraced the use of VINE for marketing promotions, PR and business development. I’m the type of guy that can always find a way to make something practical, but VINE for the 30-something marketer…. definitely out of the box.

What is Vine?
Vine is a mobile service that lets you create and share short looping videos. Videos you post to Vine will appear on your Vine profile and the timelines of your Vine followers. Posts can also be shared to Twitter or Facebook. (straight from Vine’s website (https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170317 – yes, Twitter owns VINE!). For more, check out the FAQs!!!!

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IDEAS:

1. VINE video introduction showcasing staff. Or do just for new team members. Remember those cool witty interview type bios that started trending in mid-2000s… VINE video will take that highlighting favorite color, clothes, music, artistic style, etc. to a whole new level (yes, it’s okay to have the dog in there too!)

2. For your publicists – witty poignant VINE video interviews of your thought leading CEOs / CMOs

3. Entertainment – why not think of VINE as a new way to create special threatical release TRAILER for your film or new take before DVD release…..

4. Hey you recording label reps and music executives…. MTV video (check), Vimeo/YouTube (check)… why not special release out-takes or special “VINE only” video

5. Cause marketing executives and PR pros – make your “cause” that more real by highlighting the impact you are making with a cool VINE vid showcasing a “1-minute in the life of the org”

The list goes on…. interested in ideas for your business? Hit me up @broekman or call 818-212-9201 or worse than that, hire me!

How do I get started?
Vine is currently available for iOS/iPhones and Android devices. You can download Vine for iOS in the Apple App Store, and Vine for Android in the Google Play Store. After installing Vine on your device, you can sign up using an email address or sign in with your Twitter account. Once you’ve logged in, you can find people to follow, post your own videos, and more.

How do I find people I know on Vine?
You can quickly find people you know on Vine through your device’s address book and people you follow on Twitter. You can also search for people on Vine or invite them via text message or email. To get started, tap the menu button in the top left corner, select “Profile”, and then tap the button with two people on it in the top right corner.

For more, check out the FAQs!!!!

TIPS to getting most out of VINE experience
– Use a tripod or at least have a steady hand
– Understand the goals of what you are trying to capture
– Research “ghost feature” for stop motion if that applies to your video!
– You don’t need to shoot ALL at once – take your time and have fun
– Time lapse videos – test out your iphone tapping to make sure you’re capturing what you want!
– FYI, you can get 140 taps into one VINE or that’s almost 24 frames per second! Don’t tap too hard!
– Per Ian Padgham (@origiful), Video Producer at Twitter…..
“After finishing your Vine video and tapping the check icon, you end up on the share screen.
At this point, you can still tap back (left facing arrow in the top left corner of the screen)
to review your video. You can also close the app and go to your Photo Gallery – a video file of
your video will already be saved to your phone. Reviewing before posting is always a smart idea
and can help you avoid posting a clip you might want to redo.”

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Law Firm Marketing

Law Firm Marketing

Specializing in Marketing for Attorneys, Law Firms & Legal Industry Professionals

BRANDING & IDENTITY CAMPAIGNS

Establishing strong a brand image is an important factor in “winning” the online branding unofficial card. Yes, having an establishing firm logo that stands the test of time coupled with an impeccable reputation will certainly keep your firm pumping. For those of you branching off large firms and creating your own firm, we can help you build that new logo / business card / letterhead package. For those firms that feel their logo has become old and stale, we can refresh your identity with a 2013/2014 touch; sometimes it’s all about repackaging.

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

Bringing corporate branding, graphic design, copywriting, online marketing, search engine optimization and social media to law firms. We’ll help you repackage your website… we’ll teach your marketing department all the tricks… we’ll train you on why keywords are good copywriting and a solid home page are really important…. AND help you advertise your firm without an advertising budget or spend!!!

COACHING & IN-HOUSE SEMINARS

With over 4 years experience helping entrepreneurs, 2-3 partners, small businesses and medium-sized companies take themselves to the next level…. we are here to share best practices, visionary marketing, business development/sales planning and marketing execution & implementation.

PAST CLIENTS / REPRESENTATIONS

Kleinman & Associates Website

 

Staging for NEW website for Ronen Kleinman’s firm.

Margulies Faith Law Website

 

Having created original website for The Margulies Law Firm, developed new branding effort for partners Craig Margulies and Jeremy Faith who joined forces in 2012. Identity Campaign includes: Logo, Business cards, letterhead, communication templates and a brand new website with SEO.

Landsberg & Associates Website

 

New identity & branding effort for 15+ year Bankruptcy law firm

Childers and Partners Website

 

Launched branding campaign for industry expert John Childers, law firm consultancy

Resch Polster Berger LLP Website

 

Developed and launched new brand identity and website for Sunset Blvd. Law Firm that specializes in Real Estate, Business Litigation, and Intellectual Property. Responsible for strategy, copywriting, graphic design, art direction, photography, user interface, coding/programming, and optimization. Developed CMS system using WordPress. View at www.RPBlaw.com.

Peitzman Kempinsky Weg LLC Website

 

Revamped and relaunched firm website for Century City-based law firm specializing in Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Real Estate. Worked with senior partners to design and launch new user interface, give facelift to entire website, and completely restructure content management system. Responsible for strategy, graphic design, art direction, new user interface, coding/programming (coldfusion), and extensive backend database work. View at www.PWKllp.com.

Reisner & King Branding

 

New firm consulting. Advisory to brand development and online marketing. Identity campaign include logo development, business cards, letterhead and envelopes
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How to create QR Codes

How to create QR Codes
QR codes (or Quick Response codes) are those awesome bar code looking boxes you have been seeing everywhere from posters, magazine ads, theatrical billboards and juice boxes (yes, I have kids).
Using a cool APP QR Code Reader (like this one in iTunes) on your mobile device (yes including your iPhone 5) or tablet (okay fine, your iPad mini or iPad 2), you’ll be able to READ that bar code that is storing…..
  • WEB URLs for quick & easy jump to your company’s or organization’s website
  • PROMO codes for deals, coupons
  • Special WEBSITE LANDING PAGES to promote special events, deals, press and more
  • Phone numbers or email addresses so that your visitors can find out WHO TO RSVP for that party
  • Or ANY INFORMATION for those participating in your ONLINE or brick-and-mortar Scavenger Hunt.
FOLKS, it’s time to get serious as QR codes can store up to 4296 characters!!! That’s a lot of words!!

As QRStuff puts it = “Think “print-based hypertext links” and you’ll get the idea.”

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Speaking of QR Stuff,
I dig their QR Code creator.
4 EASY STEPS.
With their free version you get access to basic QR code great
for Web, email & social media.
http://www.qrstuff.com

 

When you need something HIGHER RESOLUTION for PRINT & GRAPHIC DESIGN needs, then I turn to QR Code Generator . Just login and create account  and you can customize the pixel size to whatever you need!!!!!! http://www.the-qrcode-generator.com

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Dropbox

Dropbox

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What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computersphones and even the Dropbox website.
Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.

Dropbox synchronizes your files between computers.  Whenever you create a Dropbox folder on one computer, files you put inside it get copied to all of your other computers’ Dropbox folders.  That way, you don’t have to carry around a flash drive!

Feel free to take THE TOUR about DROPBOX!

To learn more ABOUT DROPBOX CLICK HERE 

Your stuff is safe

Dropbox protects your files without you needing to think about it.

  • Dropbox keeps a one-month history of your work.
  • Any changes can be undone, and files can be undeleted.
  • Transmission of files occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL) where supported, and files are encrypted when stored on Dropbox’s servers.

Setting Up Dropbox for the First Time

The following instructions are for Macintosh computers.  To set up Dropbox at home, just go to dropbox.com and follow the directions, but they are VERY close for a PC.
PC Instructions are here: https://www.dropbox.com/downloading?os=win

1. Go to dropbox.com

2. Click Download Dropbox

3. A dropbox.dmg file will be downloaded to your computer.  Open that file.

4. Now look at your desktop.  Double-click the white box labelled Dropbox.

5. A window appears with a blue background.  Try dragging Dropbox to the Applications folder.

6. Double-click Dropbox.  The installation window appears.

7. If you already have a Dropbox account, pick I have a Dropbox account and skip to the next section.  Otherwise, just click Next.

8. Type in your name, e-mail address and a password to create an account. The password is a secret only to you so please keep record.

9. Click through the brief Dropbox tutorial.

10. Once you’re done, your Dropbox folder should open up.  Leave it open for the next step.

Sharing Your Work Folder

1. If your Dropbox folder isn’t open, click on the Dropbox icon in the top right corner of the screen.  Then, click Open Dropbox Folder.

2. In the Dropbox folder, right-click and click New Folder. Try to Create a folder indicating a subject closely related to what you’re uploading. For instance if you want to upload several new images for our website or brochure, just title the folder “Website New Images 12-28-12“. This will help keep us organized so that our Master folder will contain individual folders of key assets!

3. Right-click on your newly created “Website New Images 12-28-12” folder.  On the Dropbox menu, pick Share This Folder.

4. A browser window will open up, asking you for an email address to share the folder with.  Type away!! and click Share.

Accepting Invites

1. Log into your Dropbox with your e-mail address and password you choose upon set-up.

2. On the left side, click Sharing.

3. Click on the invitation you received.

4. Click on ACCEPT.

Dropbox FAQs

On the Dropbox website Check remaining space on the Dropbox website

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website
  2. On the top right of the screen, click on your name to get the account menu
  3. The bar under your email address represents your Dropbox space usage

    Amount of space left on a Dropbox account from the account menu

For more detail, you can click on Settings to be taken to your account settings. For a shortcut, clickhere.


How secure is Dropbox?

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Dropbox takes the security and the safety of your data very seriously. We use the best tools and engineering practices available to build and maintain Dropbox, and we have a dedicated security team making sure that Dropbox remains secure. Your files are stored securely and backed-up. Your account login is protected by many layers of security including password and two-step verification.

Other Dropbox users can’t see your files in Dropbox unless you deliberately share links to files or share folders.

Dropbox employees are prohibited from viewing the content of files you store in your account. Employees may access file metadata (e.g., file names and locations) when they have a legitimate reason, like providing technical support. Like most online services, we have a small number of employees who must be able to access user data for the reasons stated in our privacy policy (e.g., when legally required to do so). But that’s the rare exception, not the rule. We have strict policy and technical access controls that prohibit employee access except in these rare circumstances. In addition, we employ a number of physical, technical, and heuristic security measures to protect user information from unauthorized access.

For our advanced users

 

  • Dropbox uses modern encryption methods to both transfer and store your data.
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and AES-256 bit encryption.
  • Dropbox website and client software are constantly being hardened to enhance security and protect against attacks.
  • Two-step verification is available for an extra layer of security at login. You can choose to receive security codes by text message or via any Time-Based One-Time Password (TOTP) apps, such as those listed here.
  • Public files are only viewable by people who have a link to the file(s).

Dropbox uses Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) for storage, which has a robust security policy of its own. You can find more information on Amazon’s data security from the S3 site or, read more about how Dropbox and Amazon securely stores data.

Access via third-party apps

Some third party apps with Dropbox integration will ask for permission to access your Dropbox. To grant access, you will need to log in to your Dropbox account and explicitly press the Authorizebutton when prompted. You can visit the My Apps section of your account settings to review the apps you’ve granted permission to and revoke access at your discretion.

 

How do I rejoin a shared folder?

If you’ve left a shared folder accidentally or your shared folder no longer syncs (files appear to be old or missing), you can rejoin it through the Dropbox website.

Rejoin a Shared Folder from the Dropbox website:

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website (if you haven’t already)
  2. Click on Sharing from the sidebar on the left
  3. Select the Past folders from the drop-down menu on the top right of the page
  4. Click on the icon next to the folder you’d like to rejoin and press Rejoin

On the Dropbox website Share a folder on the Dropbox website

To share an existing folder, the folder has to be in your Dropbox folder. You can create a folder in your Dropbox folder just as you would anywhere else on your hard drive.

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website
  2. Click on Sharing from the sidebar on the left
  3. Press the button labeled New shared folder
    The New shared folder button

Create a shared folder from the file browser

You can also create shared folders by selecting an existing folder from the file browser and clickingInvite to folder from the blue bar across the top. For an even quicker shortcut, control-click the file or folder from the file browser and select Invite to folder from the contextual menu.

 Share a folder on Mac OS X

If you haven’t already, install the Dropbox desktop application on your computer for seamless Dropbox integration.

  1. Open your Dropbox folder.
  2. Right-click or Control-click on the folder you want to share. A contextual menu will appear.
  3. Select Dropbox > Share This Folder… This will send you to the sharing page on the Dropbox website
    Share this folder optionSelect Share This Folder… from the contextual menu
  4. Enter the email addresses of whomever you want to add to your shared folder
  5. Add a personal message if you’d like and click Share Folder

How do I leave a shared folder?

You can leave a shared folder at any time from the folder’s sharing options. If you’re the owner of a shared folder, you have the ability to unshare the folder or remove (kick out) certain members of the shared folder.

Leave a shared folder

  1. Sign in to the Dropbox website
  2. Select Sharing tab from the sidebar on the left
  3. Click the Options link to the right of the shared folder
  4. Select the Members tab at the top of the resulting window
  5. Click Leave this shared folder button
Leave folder button from websiteLeave this shared folder button from Shared folder options window

 

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