Domains

TecnoTur is not a domain registrar, but an agent of registrars according to the chosen TLD. If you prefer, you are free to buy or maintain your domain on any registrar and point the DNS to TecnoTur this way:

NS1.TecnoTur.us
NS2.TecnoTur.us

For advanced users, it is also possible to point your domain (or subdomain) to your account at TecnoTur via A Record, as long as you do it with both records: one with the apex domain (or apex subdomain) by itself and separately www.domain.com (or other TLD) at the IP assigned to your account. (This doesn’t mean your website will be displayed both with and without www. In fact, it shouldn’t. It’s just a requirement to get the free SSL/TLS certificate for HTTPS and to assure that all visitors will reach your website regardless of how they type it.) Certain users who have their email on a separate service may prefer it that way (via A Record). Those services include CTemplar, Google G Suites, Microsoft and Zoho.

Some clients prefer the simplicity of paying everything in one place (i.e. TecnoTur) although technically and legally, the registrar is a different entity not owned by TecnoTur or its owner, for the benefit and protection of the client.

If you prefer, you are free to buy or maintain your domain on any registrar and point the DNS a TecnoTur this way:

NS1.TecnoTur.us
NS2.TecnoTur.us

For advanced users, it is also possible to point your domain (or subdomain) to your account at TecnoTur via A Record, as long you do it with both records: one with the apex domain (or apex subdomain) by itself and separately www.domain.com (or other TLD) at the IP assigned to your account. (This doesn’t mean your website will be displayed both with and without www. In fact, it shouldn’t. It’s just a requirement to get the free SSL/TLS certificate for HTTPS and to assure that all visitors will reach your website, no matter how they type it.) Certain users who have their email on a separate service may prefer it that way. Those services include CTemplar, Google G Suites, Microsoft and Zoho.

Some clients prefer the simplicity of paying everything in one place (i.e. TecnoTur) although technically and legally, the registrar is a different entity not owned by TecnoTur or its owner, for the benefit and protection of the client.

Audio, Radio and Podcasting

TecnoTur highly recommends Blubrry Professional Stats. In fact, if you have our CombinedHosting℠ plan and chose to use it for podcasting, we’ll pay for your BluBrry Professional Stats for the duration of your plan.

Although you are free to do whatever you want, for production TecnoTur recommends WAV or AIFF since they are uncompressed and lossless.

For final distribution for podcasting or live online radio, we recommend AAC with M4A suffix, specifically the AAC-HE version with M4A suffix if your software offers it. (Hindenburg Journalist and Hindenburg Journalist Pro absolutely do.). With AAC-HE, you can have higher quality and a smaller file. That will be a relief for your hard drive; the file will upload faster to your TecnoTur server, take less space and arrive faster to your listeners (in case of podcasting). Your listeners will thank you because you’ll have higher quality while taking less space on their device and they get it sooner.

AAC was born in 1997 to replace MP3. We have tested on 19 apps/platforms without issues: Android, Chromebook, iOS, macOS and Windows. Although there are some podcasting platforms which strangely insist on reconverting it to MP3, they are very few and we must give them the best example so they will eventually modernize their systems. Fortunately, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, Stitcher, TuneIn and others accept AAC-HE with an M4A suffix and they leave it intact, without reconverting it. Since 1997, many years have gone by and it’s time they upgrade their old inefficient technology. By sending them our AAC-HE files with an M4A suffix, we push them to upgrade as they should have done a long time ago.

This question is more appropriate for a podcast hosting company that (very sadly) gives you an RSS feed based on a domain that’s not yours.

Fortunately, with TecnoTur, your RSS feed always contains your own domain. If someday you want to move your hosting to another service, you can take everything with you: your domain and your RSS feed because they have always been and will always be yours as long as you keep paying for the domain. Your RSS feed can still be identical (unless you change your domain intentionally). If that’s the case, you don’t need any redirect from TecnoTur, unless you want to change domains, from one you own to another you own. If that’s what you have in mind, we’ll certainly make a 301 redirect as long as you still have your original domain with TecnoTur or pointed to TecnoTur. If that stops (i.e. you stop renewing the original domain or you point it somewhere else), we’ll no longer be able to do it. To perform a redirect of a domain or part of it, the domain must exist and we must have access to it.