The dashboard is the hub where all the work for every domain you have in TDN can be accessed and undertaken.
The dashboard has a plethora of functionality and includes the ability for you to gain access to the old historical content for the site, make changes to it if you host it with us, or even set up redirects. Yup you can 301 individual URLs or whole domains via the TDN Dashboard.
The status of your domain will depend on what is available for you to use and view within the dashboard. The following table gives you a broad overview of what can be done, depending on the status of your domain:
|Change & View Group|
|View Backlinks / Ranks / Anchors|
|Get Historical Content|
|Register the Domain|
|Registrar 301 Redirect|
|Renew the domain|
|Set DNS / Nameservers / Contacts|
|View and Download Content|
|Bulk Upload Content|
Any domain that you have revealed, registered or hosted within our system can be quickly found by using the search box at the top right of every page. This contains all your domains and will navigate you straight to the domain dashboard for the selected domain.
Let's go through each of these functionalities and explain what each do...
The domain groups are a way for you to organise your domains. You may have several clients or several money sites... grouping them helps keep things neat and tidy.
Metadata is available for all domains, and gives some overview SEO stats about the domain. Some text-based datapoints may be removed if the domain is not already revealed.
When a domain is revealed you can enjoy unrestricted access to this data. When the domain is not revealed, some of it may be obfuscated.
For revealed domains you are able to evaluate and acquire historical content for the domain, when it is available.
Domain registration is available if you have the domain revealed. You can alternatively use the standalone domain registration tool to register any domain you like. You can find it under the Tools navigation at the top of every page.
When you register domains with us, some TLDs require email verification. For most registrars we are able to provide an automated way to resend the verification email, or check if the domain is already verified. You will receive email warnings to your domain's registrant address when the domain has not been verified.
A popular method of funnelling link juice is to 301 the entire domain to another domain. You can do this via most registrars in our system, and if it's a method you employ, you'll be gladly reminded of the hosting cost savings you achieve by doing this.
As said, most domains provide a domain redirection facility. For the one or two registrars that do not, you are able to change the nameservers of your domain to our 3rd party DNS service, which can provide 301 redirect functionality. This feature is available only for domains you have registered within our system. To activate third party DNS, go to Change Your Nameservers in the domain dashboard and select activate cloudNS, and submit the form.
To perform a 301 redirect, select the update your DNS and registrar level domain forwarding option on the dashboard
For domains that you have registered in our system, you are able to renew the domain providing that it has not been registered or transferred in the last 60 days. This rule may also vary depending on the TLD of the domain.
Renewal fees in the main cost the same as the registration fee for an extended 1 year of registration
You are able to update the DNS records, nameservers and domain contacts (used in WHOIS) for domains that are registered within our system. For domains you have registered out of our system, you will need to login to your registrar for the domain and apply updates there.
Domains that you register with us can provide you with email forwarding services. Some of the registrars provide this service for free, otherwise we absorb the cost as part of your domain registration and provide the facility to you, for free.
Our 3rd party DNS services also provide email forwarding
You can download ZIPPED content and a CSV list of files for any content that you have acquired through our content archive tool. There is also a standalone tool under tools in the top navigation that you can use outwith the domain dashboard.
When you host with us, you have the choice of hosting static HTML content, or using Wordpress. For the former, you can simply submit a ZIP file of your content and we will dispatch it to your shared or VPS server as soon as it arrives on our server
Again for hosted websites, you have granular control over creating 30* redirects to destinations of your choice.
We also provide Wordpress installations for those that don't do it the old school way, or simply prefer Wordpress. The hosting training page goes into more detail about the hosting choices on offer.