My New Domain

Feb 25, 2018

I bought a new domain a few days back - I was trying to buy this domain for the last two years, but it was already taken. My previous domain, that I got for free via GitHub education pack, was good enough for me, but the thought that I own a domain which is a top-level domain of some other country was in itself something which was not comfortable to me. So when I got the chance to buy this domain, I didn't delay. Hope this domain will remain my personal home on the web for years to come.

The domain is mapped with GitLab, and the SSL certificates are provided by Let's Encrypt . Let's Encrypt requires you to renew the SSL certificates every 90 days. That seems like a manual work to me. Moreover, my new registrar, GoDaddy, provides a complete API for their domain services. So I am planning to write a script that utilizes the APIs of GitLab and GoDaddy to deploy the SSL certificates automatically. I will probably use the DNS based authentication to verify the ownership of my domain, as that seems the only method that does not require any modification on the host side. I will write a post with all the details about the script, once I finish implementing it.

That's all for this post. See you next time. :)