Domain Registration and Management Changes Coming December 1st

Michael PhillipsThere are some confusing aspects to domain name registration and maintenance, and unfortunately, some changes are about to be implemented that may well add to that confusion.

On December 1, 2016, new ICANN rules go into effect that create another step when you change the first name, last name, contact email or organization fields for your domain. Doing any of those things will now trigger the “trade process.” Which means those minor ownership information changes will now be treated the same way a domain transfer is treated.



Everleap Sponsors the Dallas GiveCamp 2016

Calvin WongWe sponsored the Dallas GiveCamp again over the first weekend of October by donating free hosting services to the participating charities. GiveCamps are weekend-long events where software developers, designers, analysts, and project managers donate their time to create software and databases for nonprofit organizations. We love working with Patrick Swain at Slalom Consulting, and all the rest of the generous volunteers at the Dallas GiveCamp.

The 2016 charities included:



Iowa Code Camp

Calvin WongIt’s been a big month of events with the Dallas GiveCamp, NYC Code Camp, Columbus Code Camp and Southwest Ohio GiveCamp. This Saturday, October 29th, will be the Iowa Code Camp and we’re sponsoring that too!

Iowa Code Camp

We have much love for the Iowa developer community and this is our fourth year sponsoring the event!



Everleap Sponsors NYC Code Camp 2016

Calvin WongWe are a sponsor of the NYC Code Camp 2016. Held at the new Microsoft Office in Times Square, with over 70 sessions and over 500 attendees, NYC Code Camp is one of the largest Code Camp events in the country. This was their 10th annual event and the NYC developer community is going strong as ever!

NYC Code Camp

We’re very proud to support NYC Code Camp and events like it throughout the country.



Busy Ohio Weekend

Calvin WongColumbus Code Camp and the Southwest Ohio GiveCamp!

Columbus Code Camp

Central Ohio is an exciting hotbed of developer activity and we’re a proud sponsor of the Columbus Code Camp since 2013. The event, happening this year on October 22nd, attracts over 200 attendees with 32 presentations this year.

This year, we’re donating some free Everleap hosting services to introduce the attendees to some of the cool stuff we’re doing around here, like our automated Cloud Backups and SQL 2016.



The Everleap Affiliate Program Is Here for Everyone

John MeeksOne of the first things we put on our list of “must haves” for Everleap was the ability for customers to earn commissions or credit for signing up new accounts. It was important for us, because one of the best ways to grow something like Everleap is to have you, the people who actually use it, share your experience with your friends and peers.



Safe Harbor is now Privacy Shield

Takeshi EtoAs you may or may not know, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) struck down the EU Safe Harbor framework back in October 2015. The Safe Harbor agreement was originally reached in 2000, and provided a framework to allow US-based companies to transfer EU citizens’ data to the USA if the company met EU standards for privacy protection.

Everleap has always taken the necessary steps to maintain US-EU Safe Harbor certification, working with our privacy management solutions partner, TRUSTe. We chose to invest in attaining Safe Harbor status because we host customers from all over the world and we wanted to make sure that our EU customers are confident that we are following EU privacy standards. We believe it’s a differentiator and shows our commitment to protecting your privacy.



What the heck is SPLA, and how does it affect me?

Takeshi EtoWe occasionally receive inquiries from potential customers who are concerned about the Microsoft license fees they may be responsible for paying when hosting on the Everleap infrastructure. So I thought I would talk about how Microsoft licensing works for hosts and hosting customers.

Typically when software is purchased, only the person or business that purchased the software is licensed to use the software. But what if a business wants to “rent out” the use of software to their customers? Enter the Service Provider Licensing Agreement, or SPLA for short.



.NET Conf UY v2016

Michael PhillipsThe third .NET Conf UY is taking place September 29th through October 1st in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Get the very latest on Microsoft technologies, including HoloLens, .NET Core, DevOps, Docker, Universal Apps, Windows 10, Internet of Things, Xamarin, Sharepoint, Office 365, SQL Server and Visual Studio. Hob-nob with top experts, and enjoy a unique opportunity to learn, share and network. Workshops, conferences and fun are all guaranteed, in an informal, friendly environment.



Changing the Node.js version

Ray PenalosaUnlike traditional web hosts, the Everleap system supports multiple versions of Node.js.

Here’s a full list of available versions, and instructions for changing the version your website uses: