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Dns Domains White Test 3

The essential guide for web designers to seamlessly launch new websites without breaking your client’s website, email service, or SEO, while boosting security and page load speeds.

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Hi, Dave Foy here 👋

You got into web design to be creative and build beautiful websites, not to become a DNS expert.

But let’s be real—when it comes to launching a client’s redesigned site, managing DNS can be downright terrifying. 

The fear of losing SEO, breaking their email service, or even crashing the entire site can be overwhelming.

As you probably know, DNS (or Domain Name System, if you don’t like acronyms) is how you manage a client’s domain name and ensure their website is available online. It’s a crucial part of making sure everything points to the right place and functions smoothly.

I’ve been buying, managing, and repointing domains for 26 years, and I’ve made all the mistakes there are to make.

Have you ever faced that nerve-wracking moment when you had to repoint a domain name to a newly redesigned website and just ‘hoped for the best’?

Maybe you’ve had that dreaded call from a client saying their website or email is down

If you have, you know it’s an experience you never want to repeat.

But, effective DNS management isn’t just about avoiding disasters like these.

You may not know, but it’s also a powerful tool for boosting your site’s page load speeds and enhancing security.

That’s why I created ‘DNS and Domains Demystified‘—a quick-n-easy course designed to take the stress out of DNS management and help you navigate DNS and domain management with ease and confidence.

This is the guide I wish I’d had way back then. It would have saved me from countless missteps and embarrassing calls with irate clients.

In just 2 hours, I’ll help you understand the essentials so you can confidently manage your projects and keep your clients happy.

Limited-Time Presale: 50% Off and Early Access

Special Presale Price: 50% off

This course is available for pre-order at a crazy-low price of just $35.

When it officially launches to the general public, the price will be at least $70.

So take advantage of this 50% discount by pre-ordering now!

Estimated Access Time: 4 Weeks

Please note that as this is a presale, I’m currently creating the course content. You will not get instant access.

However, you’ll be the first to be able to dive in as soon as it’s ready. And I’ll be in touch with updates all the way.

Curriculum Overview

Note: this is a presale, and so this outline may be subject to change as I improve it based on feedback during the course production process.

Module 1

Introduction & Basics

Introduction to DNS: Get an overview of the course and understand why DNS is crucial for web designers, even if you don’t want to be a DNS expert.

Understanding DNS Basics: Learn how the DNS system works with simple analogies and key concepts, and get recommended resources to deepen your understanding.

Module 2

Domain Names

How and Where To Buy a Domain Name: Discover which domain registrar to choose, why to avoid buying domains from hosting companies, and explore alternative domain approaches for development and staging environments.

8 Essential Tips for Buying A Domain Name: Learn who should buy the domain, understand legal responsibilities, and get tips on keywords, SEO, auto-renewal, and choosing the right TLD.

Role of Domain Registrars: Understand what domain registrars do and how they relate to nameservers and DNS record management.

Module 3

DNS Management & Nameservers

Nameservers and DNS Management: Find out what nameservers are, who provides them, and the pros and cons of each kind of nameserver provider.

Recommend Cloudflare: Why I recommend using Cloudflare’s 100% free nameservers for better performance and security, along with various other advantages (as well as some disadvantages to be aware of).

Switching to Cloudflare’s Nameservers: Step-by-step guidance on switching nameservers from your registrar or hosting company to Cloudflare, avoiding common pitfalls, and setting up a basic Cloudflare account.

DNS Records: A simple explanation of common DNS records like A, CNAME, TXT, and MX, with practical examples of typical uses for each record type (e.g. setting up third-party SMTP for transactional emails in WordPress.)

Setting Up Domain Email: Learn how to set up dedicated email services like Zoho or Google Workspace and configure MX records for reliable email delivery.

Setting Up Email Authentication: Understand and configure DMARC, SPF, and DKIM to ensure email deliverability and security for your clients.

Module 4

DNS and Website Optimisation

Network-Level Security: Discover why DNS is an important first layer of security, understand Cloudflare’s security measures, and learn how to set up Cloudflare for security, including configuring WAF rules.

Network-Level Performance: Understand how DNS affects website performance and leverage Cloudflare’s performance-related features, CDN, and Cloudflare APO to speed up your site.

Network-Level SEO: Learn the impact of DNS, domain choice, and repointing on SEO, and get tips on choosing between www and non-www, and configuring DNS-related preferences in your hosting control panel and WordPress for better SEO.

Module 5

Going Live

Pointing a Domain to Hosting: A step-by-step guide to pointing domains to a new hosting provider, minimising downtime, and avoiding common pitfalls.

Pointing a Domain to Email: Learn how to correctly point a domain to a dedicated email service, avoid common pitfalls that can disrupt email service, and get best practices for switching nameservers and configuring MX records.

DNS Propagation and Caching: Understand DNS propagation time, get tips to speed up propagation, and learn to use tools like whatsmydns.net to check propagation status. Manage browser and local DNS cache and use Google’s DNS cache flush tool for quicker updates.

Module 6

Conclusion & Next Steps

Course Summary and Best Practices: Recap the key points covered throughout the course, get final tips and recommendations for managing DNS and domains effectively, and explore additional resources and next steps to continue improving your DNS management skills.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

Purchase and Manage Domains with Confidence

Feel empowered to buy and manage domains, knowing exactly where to handle DNS records without the usual overwhelm.

Say goodbye to second-guessing and hello to smooth, hassle-free domain management.

Ensure Flawless Site Launches

Repoint domains and make your clients’ websites live with zero downtime or email disruptions.

Imagine launching a site and everything just works—seamless communication, no frantic calls from clients, and a happy sigh of relief!

Boost Performance and Security

Supercharge your site’s performance and security by mastering how DNS affects these critical areas.

Implement proven strategies to keep your sites lightning-fast and secure from threats, giving you and your clients peace of mind.

Enhance SEO

Discover how DNS settings can make or break your SEO efforts.

Learn to protect and even boost your site’s search rankings, ensuring your hard work gets the visibility it deserves.

Keep Your Clients Happy

Maintain your clients’ trust by ensuring smooth, uninterrupted service for their mission-critical website and email.

With your newfound DNS management skills, you’ll avoid common pitfalls and keep their websites and emails running smoothly, earning you appreciation and loyalty from your clients.

Community Support To Help You Succeed

Private Facebook Support Group

While this course is offered at an incredibly low price, I still want to ensure you have access to the help you need. That’s why you’ll also get access to a private Facebook support group just for course members.

In this group, you can connect with fellow web designers, to share your experiences, ask questions, and learn from each other’s insights.

And although I can’t promise one-to-one support at this super-low price point, I’ll be popping in to answer questions and provide guidance as well.

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I’m confident that DNS & Domains Demystified will be the answer to all your domain and DNS woes. 

I’ve been buying, managing, and repointing domains for 26 years, and this is the guide I wish I’d had—in plain, simple language that any non-techie could understand.

However, I want you to feel completely confident in your purchase. That’s why I’m offering a 7-day money-back guarantee. This gives you the chance to check if the course is at the right level for you.

So go ahead and pre-order with confidence.

If, at any time during the 7 days after I deliver the final course you decide it’s not for you—no problem. Just shoot us an email at support@davefoy.com. We’ll refund you right away (minus our payment processor’s fees)—no questions asked.

Frequently Asked Questions

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By purchasing today, you’re pre-ordering my brand new ‘DNS & Domains Demystified’ course. This means the course is still in the making and doesn’t exist yet. I’m hard at work creating it!

I estimate it’ll be ready within 4 weeks, and you’ll get instant access as soon as it’s available.

The benefits of pre-ordering today are that you’ll secure your spot at a special 50% off presale price. Once the course is fully launched to the public, the price will be at least double. So, by pre-ordering, you’re getting a great deal and supporting the creation of this valuable resource.

However, if you’re not comfortable pre-ordering a course that isn’t complete yet, that’s totally fine. Feel free to wait for the full public launch. Just know that the price will be higher then.

This course is perfect for you if you’re a web designer who often needs to work with DNS and domains but doesn’t feel 100% confident in the process. 

If you worry about accidental downtime, breaking your client’s email service, or losing their hard-earned SEO, this course is designed for you. 

Whether you’re buying domains, repointing them to new websites, or looking to improve page load speeds and security through DNS management, you’ll find practical, easy-to-follow guidance here. 

However, if you’re already highly confident with DNS and looking for advanced next-level tips, this course is definitely not for you

My aim is for the course to be completed in 2 hours max.

Each lesson will primarily be video-based, with supporting text and links to further resources. Each lesson will be short, sharp, to-the-point, and actionable.

No prior knowledge is required. The course is designed for beginners and covers all the essential concepts in easy-to-understand language any ‘non-techie’ can understand.

No, it’s not the same course.

If you were in my No Stress WordPress course many years ago, you’ll remember a bonus mini-course called DNS & Domains Demystified, which was a short primer on pointing domains that I made way back in 2017 (wow, time flies!)

People constantly tell me how useful that little course was.

This new course is a complete rewrite for 2024. It’s much expanded and more comprehensive, and all brought up to date for the latest workflows and technologies.

For example, it covers not only domain pointing but also network-level security, page speed optimisation, and SEO considerations.

I aim to deliver the finished course within the next 4 weeks. You’ll be notified as soon as it’s available, and I’ll keep you informed about progress during the course production process

You’ll have access to a dedicated private Facebook support group where you can ask questions and get support from your peers.

Although I can’t promise one-to-one support at this super-low price point, I’ll be popping in from time to time to answer questions and provide guidance as well.

Pre-ordering now comes with several benefits.

First, you’ll get the course at a special presale price of just $35, which is 50% off the eventual full price of $70 for the general public. This exclusive discount is a limited-time offer that’ll never be repeated. 

Also, by pre-ordering, you’ll be among the first to dive into the course content as soon as it’s ready. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get ahead and secure your spot at the best ever price.

If within 7 days of me delivering the final course material you discover it’s not right for you, for any reason, just email support@davefoy.com and ask for a refund. We’ll return your money right away (minus our payment processor’s fees), no questions asked.

You can pay using any major debit or credit card through our secure payment processor, Stripe, or via PayPal.

If you’re purchasing with a mobile device, you should also see options to pay with Google Pay or Apple Pay, depending on your device.

Rest assured, all payments are 100% secure, and we never see or store your card details.

No, sorry. Due to the extremely low price we’re not offering a payment plan option for this pre-sale.

First, you’ll receive an email from me confirming that you’ve successfully pre-ordered the course (thank you!).

As I’m currently creating the course, I’ll keep you updated via email on how production is going.

I estimate the course will be ready within the next 4 weeks. Once it’s ready, I’ll send you another email with full details on how to access it. You’ll then be able to jump right in and get started!

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By the end of this course, you’ll have total confidence in buying and registering domain names for your clients, knowing what to consider and how to avoid common pitfalls.

You’ll be able to launch new websites confidently, knowing exactly how to point domain names to avoid hours of downtime, accidentally breaking your client’s email service, or losing their hard-earned SEO.

You’ll learn how important DNS is in enhancing your clients’ website security and page load speeds.

And you’ll gain the clarity to set things up right the first time, avoiding headaches, hassle, and heartache.

I’ll be sharing with you the best practices and tips I’ve learned over the past 26 years of buying, managing, and repointing domains for myself and clients. This is the guide I wish I’d had when I started.

If you want to cut through the jargon and get to the essential knowledge you need as a non-coder web designer, this course is perfect for you.

Pre-order today for exclusive early access at a special price—$35. Click below to secure your spot!

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Who's Behind This Course Anyway?

Hi, I’m Dave Foy 👋

26 years ago, I built my very first website.

In 2003 I turned pro, and now have 21 years’ experience building and coding websites, and working with DNS and domains.

Fun fact: I’m a qualified teacher. For 10 years, I taught 5-11 year olds in the UK, so I know how to break down tough-to-grasp concepts in ways that literally anyone can understand.

I’m well-known in the WordPress community as the creator of several popular online courses, including No Stress WordPress, No Fear Funnels, and Build With Bricks.

Over the last 7 years I’ve helped tens of thousands of non-coder web designers build their businesses faster and more profitably with my training.

I’ve also collaborated with many other prominent online educators to help produce courses for their audiences, including WP101 and Agency Mavericks.