Links

Here are some useful links to web related resources. None of the links on this page are exchanged or paid links.

Domains

  • auDA The policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for .au domain names.
  • ICANN The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions.
  • AusRegistry .au WHOIS Lookup Check the public record of registration for a .au domain name.
  • Domain Tools gTLD WHOIS Lookup Check the public WHOIS record for a domain such as .com, .net, etc.
  • Domain name registration (Webolution) Register your domain name with an Australian business specialising in domain names & and other web services.

DNS

  • IntoDNS IntoDNS checks the health and configuration and provides DNS report and mail servers report. It provides suggestions to fix and improve them, with references to protocols' official documentation.
  • MX Toolbox Network Tools Over 40 DNS and network related lookup tools.

Email

  • MX Lookup (MX Toolbox) This test will list MX records for a domain in priority order. The MX lookup is done directly against the domain's authoritative name server, so changes to MX Records should show up instantly.
  • Blacklist Check (MX Toolbox) The blacklist check will test a mail server IP address against over 100 DNS based email blacklists.
  • SPF Lookup (MX Toolbox) Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records allow domain owners to publish a list of IP addresses or subnets that are authorized to send email on their behalf.
  • DKIM Check DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) defines a domain-level digital signature authentication framework for email by permitting a signing domain to assert responsibility for a message in transit.
  • DMARC Lookup (MX Toolbox) DMARC Records standardize how mail originators associate and authenticate domain identifiers with messages, handle message policies using those identifiers, and report about mail using those identifiers.

Web Design

General

  • Whirlpool Forums The biggest Australian discussion forum, mainly tech related but not exclusively.
  • Is my website down? Check if your website is down for everyone or just you.