Domain Name Services

The InSite platform is an multi-tenant software enterprise system, serving thousands of administrators, instructors, and learners working in hundreds of different organizations and institutions throughout many different industries.

The platform is designed to support:

  1. A wide range of individuals and organizations, many of whom are actively engaged in collaborations that benefit from sharing subsets of data with one another (e.g., logbooks and transferrable microcredentials).

  2. White label branding, to support organizations who deliver the InSite platform as part of their own product and service offering.

  3. Transparent integration with third-party training/content delivery providers.

Because of this, InSite manages domain name registration and domain name services (DNS) for hundreds of domain names with thousands of subdomains.

InSite's domain management ecosystem

Management of the infrastructure to support this ecosystem is therefore core to InSite's business and platform. We have an excellent infrastructure team with over 30 years of experience, which is in turn supported by a powerful set of tools for instrumentation, monitoring, and automation. (The sheer volume of domain names in our ecosystem make it impractical to do many things "manually".)

For this reason, many InSite customers choose to transfer their domains into InSite's ecosystem, where we can easily, efficiently, and very cost-effectively host and manage all of the critical aspects that relate to domain names. These include:

  • Domain name registrations and renewals
  • Monitoring and registration of similar/related domain names
  • SSL certificate registration, renewal, configuration, and testing
  • IP address reputation monitoring
  • Web site performance measurement monitoring
  • Web site uptime monitoring
  • Content monitoring (e.g., scanning for broken links, missing images, missing/outdate copyright notices, etc.)
  • Close integration between web sites and web portals with the InSite platform
  • Email integration with the InSite platform
  • Secure mailbox services
  • Sender Policy Framework (SPF) monitoring
  • Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) monitoring
  • DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) monitoring
  • Secure web site hosting
  • and more.

InSite is not in the business of brokering domain names. We do not sell, or sublease, or "squat" domains. Therefore, our customers' domain names are extremely safe and secure in our hands.

How to transfer your domain to InSite

To transfer your domain to InSite, simply send us an email. We'll initiate the transfer process, and guide you through the steps if it's unfamiliar.

How to transfer your domain from InSite

If your domain is managed by InSite and you want to withdraw it from our supervision, then you can initiate the transfer process any time.

All our domains are consolidated at GoDaddy.com - an excellent platform with excellent technical support.

After the transfer is complete, you'll have opted out of all the above managed services, which you can then look after yourself or hire another third-party.

Hybrid options

If you want something in between the all-or-nothing options above, then we can accommodate various hybrid options too. For example:

  1. You can host web sites and email accounts anywhere. If we're managing your domain name, simply send an email message to our service and support desk with the relevant IP address(es) and you'll be live within minutes.

  2. GoDaddy.com provides excellent support for shared ownership of domain name registration accounts and DNS records between multiple administrators in multiple organizations. If we're managing your domain name, and if you'd like shared ownership/access to the registration account and DNS records, then send us the email addresses for the individuals to whom you want access granted. Typically we need about a day to do the necessary configuration and testing, then you're ready to go.

Questions?

Send us an email or give us a call any time.

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